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How to Make a Homemade Drip Watering Container for Plants

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Have a tough spot to water in the garden? Building a homemade drip watering container will water plants in those hard to reach spots.


  1. Clean a plastic 1 gallon milk jug.
  2. Cut the top of the jug using a sharp knife. Use caution when cutting the jug as the knife is sharp.
  3. Puncture holes around the lower half of the jug. Puncture only the bottom half of the jug sides using the ice pick.
  4. Place the jug where it will water the garden plants.
  5. Fill the base of the jug with small rocks or stones. The rocks are put in the jug to keep it from falling over or blowing away in the wind so you don't have to fill the jug completely. Put in enough rocks to weight the jug down.
  6. Fill the jug with water.
  7. Refill the jug when empty.


  • This works great where the sprinklers don't quite reach garden plants.
  • This will help save water as the water slowly drips onto nearby plants keeping them damp without over watering the area.


  • Use care when cutting the jug with the knife.
  • Use care when handling the ice pick.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic gallon milk jug
  • Ice pick
  • Knife or scissors
  • Small rocks or stones

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