For ornamentals, any bottle can be used. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. You can also stand the irrigator on a table or wall above your plant instead. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 426,293 times. Not always. You can insert the bottle deeper into the soil, but you will need at least 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) sticking out of the soil. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards. This system looks rather fancy for a DIY project. Amid the current public health and economic crises, when the world is shifting dramatically and we are all learning and adapting to changes in daily life, people need wikiHow more than ever. References If they don't dissolve properly, they could clog up the holes. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Be sure to thoroughly wash out the bottles before using them, as the sugars in soda and other beverages can attract unwanted pests to the garden. The wikiHow Video Team also followed the article's instructions and verified that they work. Avoid making the holes too small, or they may get clogged up by the soil. I wanted it to release slowly over 2 or 3 days. How long will this bottle last for irrigating at one time? Disclosure. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/4\/4b\/Make-a-Drip-Irrigator-from-a-Plastic-Bottle-Step-9.jpg\/v4-460px-Make-a-Drip-Irrigator-from-a-Plastic-Bottle-Step-9.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/4\/4b\/Make-a-Drip-Irrigator-from-a-Plastic-Bottle-Step-9.jpg\/aid1570290-v4-728px-Make-a-Drip-Irrigator-from-a-Plastic-Bottle-Step-9.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":259,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"410","licensing":"

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