(Hello again to Amber, who is trying out for a spot on the Re-Nest editorial team. Check out her first post on a modern tree house here. Comments are welcome.)
After seeing a documentary about drip irrigation in desert regions, we decided to try a small-scale system at home. Drip irrigation prevents flooding of the plants and steadily feeds the roots. Sure, it needs beautification--but the blooming hibiscus is gorgeous enough to overlook the not-so-hot milk jug. Plus, we're able to incorporate some reuse in this process. Overall, the sustainability factor beats beauty marks.
We've got another jug rigged up above a tomato plant, and we're starting to see the first fruits. Even after a long weekend away, our plants have remained quenched--a victory especially considering the 105-degree temps we've been seeing here in Austin, TX.
How about suggestions to make our recycled drip system easier on the eyes? Are you adopting anything like this in your container garden?