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How to Water Plants Without Splashing Foliage

By: Danny Lipford

Many fuzzy leafed plants, such as African violets, don’t like water on their foliage because it leaves spots and can cause fungus. Deliver water past the leaves and directly to the roots with a simple funnel made from the handle of a plastic milk jug.

To make the funnel, make two cuts in the jug, one near the top of the handle just below the curve, and the other where the handle flares out to attach to the main body of the jug. The funnels are even small enough to leave in place.

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