November 16, 2021
Remember this flask/potted plant from over the summer?
I knew when I put the potting soil and spider plants in it, I would have to figure out something to keep water from going everywhere, when I brought the plant inside. It has an open bottom, so there is no way to keep the water contained.
At first I tried shoving some paper towels up the chute, or whatever you call it. I knew in the back of my mind it wouldn’t necessarily work, but I did it anyway. It barely even slowed the water down. So I stood there, with a plastic plate under it, to catch the water. While I was standing there, I thought about using moss. So, when I watered it this past weekend, I pulled up some moss and shoved it up in there. And grabbed a plate, just in case…glad I did! It slowed the water down to a drip, but didn’t stop it completely. What to do?
I walked away for a little bit, got into doing some other things. I was doing something in the kitchen…my eyes landed on a clean mason jar on the counter. A little bulb went off!! I grabbed some string, a chain, and an S-hook. I wrapped the string, which I had cut extra long, around the lip of the mason jar a couple times, knotted it and made a loop with the leftover. Then I looped the chain through the string loop then I attached the chain to the flask!
Problem solved!! Any water that exits the flask gets caught by the mason jar! I can even reuse the water to water other houseplants. I did leave the moss, as it is a good filtration method…not that the water needs to be filtered. You can’t really see it in the photo below, but it’s there. The green/white stuff you see is the root system of the spider plants. One day, I’ll probably replace the string with something stronger…but for now, I will leave well enough alone!
The mason jar doesn’t have to stay attached either, just long enough to catch all the water. Maybe 24 hours or so…
I wanted to share this with you yesterday, but I knew “weekend thoughts” was long enough, without adding this as well. So it had to wait…until today! One more thing, the yellow leaves you see in the full photo is normal. It’s called dropping or drooping or something like that, and happens when you bring house plants in from outside. It has to do with the different atmospheres/humidity levels and what not from outside to inside.
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