A drip system is costly, no one has the time to water their plants by hand daily, (plus the chances of us doing so systematically like plants need it - is unlikely), and dowsing our plants in water hoping they will naturally spread out their rations is unlikely.
Have you ever heard of wick watering? By wrapping the potting soil at home, or lining your beds with wicks (Or using shoe laces, yes SHOE LACES), anchored to a tub or reservoir of water of some type (milk jug, coffee mug, water bottle ect); your plants will take whats needed when its needed. Allowing long term vacations. I havent tried this myself yet; however, one gentle man has and tried this on a larger scale.
Read his how-to and his product results for out door wick watering
For much smaller gardens, like single pots or indoor plants:
A tale of caution, do not use cotton; it will cause root rot. Use nylon.
Some people struggle using this method.... here are some tips and tricks and some trendy inventive alternatives with polyester.
Osmosis: a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one, thus equalizing the concentrations on each side of the membrane.
Reverse Osmosis: a process by which a solvent passes through a porous membrane in the direction opposite to that for natural osmosis when subjected to a hydrostatic pressure greater than the osmotic pressure
Think of a pot of boiling water steaming. Now picture celephane; suspended, just high enough above it to collect condensation; that is the simplest way to create that expensive water we love to drink; though it takes time; and some creativity to make.
I haven't seen this way online yet; but i remember a homeopathic physician had once explained it to me that way as the simplest, purest form of water to be made.
If boiling water; however, is unavailable and you still want further filtration; in a flash; check out our:
The best idea in a real survival situation can be best illustrated like this:
But most don't have saran wrap, bottles, or hoses when in the wilderness.
i have yet to find any where on Earth where these items weren't somewhere to pick up and use unfortunately.
Experiments or At Home Filters
But for fun, heres how to make an at home, camping, or water well filter , using every day items.
Now there are rumors of the power of words and changing the molecules of water; i don't know many brave enough to try; but here's the information. Its quite fascinating, though i wouldn't count on it; considering the experiments were probably done with ALREADY purified water; and if you have the time; its intentions are good to see the effects of our body with water.