"As my former aloe plant can attest, I’m not a natural green thumb. Unfortunately, plants can’t subsist on zeal and misguided confidence (yet!). After several sad years of seedlings that never came be, I took a look inside myself—and gardening message boards—and realized that in all of my enthusiasm, I was over watering. " Smart Girl Lisa Herring shares this DIYes! post for self watering plastic bottle planters!