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Planter With Water Reserve and Self Fight Slugs and Snails

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With a little material, you can make this project to eliminate snails and slugs in a friendly way, and create a plant water reserve, all with recycled materials (and it really works)!
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You need :
2 planters, one with holes in the bottom and one without holes
Wool, cotton, or pieces of textile (old tee-shirt for example)
Scissors
One reused plastic pie lid (the diameter should fit over the planter
without holes)
A flat stone
  • planter with water reserve and self fight slugs and snails, container gardening, gardening, how to, pest control
Put the flat stone in the first planter and fill with water to the surface of the stone, but never above it.
  • planter with water reserve and self fight slugs and snails, container gardening, gardening, how to, pest control
Cut four of five strips from the fabric about 7 inches, and weave it through the holes in the second planter: half inside and half outside of the water (see picture below).
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Fill the planter halfway with soil and try to keep the strips in the middle.
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Fill the rest of the planter with your plant and more soil.
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Draw a circle from the base of the second planter on your plastic pie lid and cut it out. Fir the lid around your second planter.
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Now sit the second planter on top of the stone in the first planter (as seen in the photo below). Fit the lid around the rim of the first planter.
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Now your very expensive planter is ready! This trick is great for keeping your plant from being over-watered and keeping unwanted guests from getting inside and up your beautiful plant. But please - capture and release them in the nature.
You can always see the level of the water and refill but just to the stone!
I wish you success!!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Planters   (In my garden and from my interior plantations)
  • Flat stone   (In my garden and from my interior plantations)
  • Scissors
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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on May 22, 2016

    Awesome post!

  • Dominique Thonet
    Dominique Thonet Belgium
    on May 22, 2016

    Thank you so much, I wish you a beautiful Sunday

  • Jonnie Hammon
    Jonnie Hammon Fresno, CA
    on May 23, 2016

    Got a try this.

  • Merrie
    Merrie Canada
    on May 23, 2016

    Well now this is very clever indeed. Thanks for sharing and for the great instructions.

  • Dominique Thonet
    Dominique Thonet Belgium
    on May 23, 2016

    Thank you for you're comment,I am very glad,if you try this please comment what you think from. Greatings from Belgium

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