Louis Fourie (author) from Johannesburg, South Africa on July 25, 2013: Yes it is fun and everyone can make a hanging garden. The printer caps are a perfect fit,, but you can also use the bottle cap if you don't have printer caps. Image and Instructions [+Video]: A Piece of Rainbow. Herbs seems to grow better in the garden if not in full sun. Gather as many plastic bottle planters as you can, then hang them together and you’ll have your very own vertical herb garden! Prick a few holes in the bottom and sides of the bottle cap with a sharp knife. Make a castle from plastic bottles. Garden Design. It is best to first hang up the "bottle garden" before filling the bottles with potting soil, but before you do, if you have some small gravel, put that in first so that the neck of the bottle is filled with a draining medium, this will help for better drainage. Recycled garden can be the cheapest and effective way to start own garden indoor, on balcony and in backyard. Dec 23, 2018 - #Bottlegarden #بوتل میں پودے. This makes a good bird feeder. Just need some advise from you, I lived in Malaysia, which is summer and rainy all the times. This would be awesome for a classroom. When the weather gets better outdoors, they would make a great hanging screen on a massive scale too! DIY Hanging Plastic Bottle Planter Garden. I started by planting some herbs from the garden like lavender, spearmint, lemon thyme, thyme, strawberries and chives. The beans and tomatoes are my new experiments which I plant in the top bottles so that I could guide the plants over the brace, giving more weight support to these plants, also allowing them to run. There are many different ways to use plastic bottles in your garden. Where I live plastic bottles and bags are floating everywhere. Its quiet fascinating and highly impressed with the whole project. Double up your bottle cutting skills by cutting TWO holes either side of a two litre bottle and place your soil and seeds or buds in the base. One day I was looking at my empty 2-liter plastic bottles and wondered how I could recycle it. That way you will be ready to plant in time. What about removing the top of your bottle punching four holes at the top, one hole on either side pushing a piece of string through each hole then filling the bottle with seeds and hanging it in a nearby tree. Secure your PVC pipe to a horizontal pole where your bottles are going to hang from. remember to wear the necessary protective gear for the job at hand. 4. The cap was too small so I needed something that I could attach between the cap and the neck of the bottle to secure it. Today our Garden Channel is going to start plastic bottle gardens, for celebration of the coming earth day. Once the cap’s flow rate was adjusted, the bottle provided a consistent and reliable drip-rate throughout my testing. As we can see on the photo, the beans have just germinated and are growing well. One of the things I love about using a plastic bottle as a planter is that you can hang it. I then thought of a new way by cutting a 500ml bottle and securing it with some wire onto the watering pipe. rOBERT hEWETT SR. from Louisville, Kentucky on January 02, 2013: Very creative, interesting and simple enough for the average person to do. Discover (and save!) A Collection of DIY Plastic Bottle Garden Projects. Fasten the water pipe to the iron rod with wire to strengthen it. If you have garden plants with bases close to each other, you might want to install a bottle for every three square feet, adjusting the amount of water depending on the climate and the plants. Drilling a hole in the bottom of a 2-liter bottle is not the easiest task I have done, but after some practice, it is not so difficult. Amazing Vertical Hanging Garden from Plastic Bottles, Gardening at Home (youtube.com) submitted 9 months ago by tvhomegarden. The next step was deciding what I could plant in my hanging garden. Sorry to ask so many questions in 1 time. So basically, if you do not have one thing, you can use the other as a replacement. I love gardening and DIY, especially when I can combine the two! Besides saving water, I could also grow my own fresh produce within the least space possible (in the bottles). I love that it is a cross between process art and a craft and it is a great activity for preschoolers through to tweens. Hi Louis, I notice 1 of your article regarding "Recycling plastic bottles", it is amazing you had built your own bottles garden, i would like to do the same to the orphanage house in my country. Use plastic or wine bottles to make a vertical hanging planter. I also sowed some rosemary seed and later beans and cherry tomatoes. Well detailed with lots of awesome photo's and how too's !! To make a garden in a bottle, wash and dry a 2-liter plastic soda bottle. My first challenge was to get these bottles hooked up one to another. Some students in Brazil have been building this type of garden as a project at school. comment; share; save; hide. After some time the weight of the bottles and the wind motion made the bottles tear loose. Use some wire to fasten the bottle to the water pipe. Thanks for these great ideas. I later changed the design because the bottles kept on tearing. This worked better and I had no more tearing bottles. I didnt use any power tools so it is very simple to construct. This has other advantages as well. In the end, the hanging bottle technique proved to be the simplest and most reliable method for creating a DIY plastic bottle drip irrigation system. Wow amazing and I have to save this gem ,have awonderful day . I found the perfect fit for the bottleneck. Plastic bottles become recyclable resources that keep giving when they are used to create a vertical garden. A non-biodegradable litter, plastic bottles put a huge dent in our environment’s health because of their significant carbon footprint. I cut a hole into the side of each bottle where the plant will grow out (picture below) and also to screw the cap on. A Collection of DIY Plastic Bottle Garden Projects. It was a perfect fit and could hold the weight of the soil-filled bottles. report; no comments (yet) sorted by: q&a (suggested) best top new controversial old random live (beta) Want to add to the discussion? Secure a water source to your PVC pipe, not too strong a flow. Filling the bottles with gravel and soil. I will report later with the results. In the beginning I drilled small holes all around them but then the water runs out too quickly. Here is my hanging garden on the left after one year, and most herbs are flourishing, and the bottles on the right is planted with beans and tomatoes. Note: Remember that when you hang your "bottle garden" that five 2-liter bottles have a huge weight and it will bend the water pipe. Then I remembered that I had a drill bit that drills larger holes for down lighting, so off I went to look for the tool and set it to a smaller hole size. Container gardening is a great option if you find yourself in this predicament. Using blue painted plastic bottles you can create a small pond in your backyard. To avoid this problem, install an iron rod above so that it will support the weight. I plan on planting herbs as well as some smaller rooted plants\r \r Watch More Ideas: \r \r-~-~~-~~~-~~-~-\r A lot of the DIY self-watering planters on our list are made from recycled bottles. Holes must be evenly spaced to fit above the hanging bottles. Make sure that the water flows evenly from bottle to bottle simultaneously. Here is an example of the drill used in this process, although you can use whatever tools work for you. All garden pots need holes poked through the bottom for drainage. DIY Plastic Bottle Garden Projects & Ideas: Collection of plastic bottle herbs, vegetables and flower gardening, water irrigation and more. Hanging Herb Garden. I then took the bottles and inserted the one bottle inside the hole of the previous bottle and then replaced the cap, finding that this technique was perfect, even though the bottles have a tendency to swing. Suspend them using string around the neck from an overhanging ledge or pergola and marvel as life peers out of either side of the plastic vessel. Collecting bottles could be a challenge, but with help from family and friends, you will have more bottles than you know what to do with in no time. Not many people are lucky enough to have space to set up a garden. Hanging Plastic bottle tomato planter Using the old plastic bottle, you recycling it is a new experience in itself; it not only gives you a new look to your garden and also uses old bottles. How to use Plastic Bottles as Planter/Pots | Wall Hanging Garden | Grow PlantsHow to make DIY hanging planters using plastic bottles. Leftover juice, water, soda, and milk containers can all be turned into the perfect pieces for a hanging garden you can display in your kitchen, on your porch, or just about anywhere in your home. Set the top of the bottle aside for later. your own Pins on Pinterest Add some hanging holes to the top, cut edge. If you like our video don't forget to press the button "Subscribe ️" and "Like " ! Putting some gravel into the bottle, only the neck will do. Hear Me from Somewhere in Florida on June 04, 2013: That looks really fun and awesome! Image via Rosenbaum Create a vertical hanging herb garden by string plastic PET bottles together with strong industrial cord and securing to a wall. Now fill the bottles with a little gravel for drainage. Strawberries , spinach and tomatoes. Great Hub. 5. I love the presentation of this. Great work! I like to use potting soil because it attracts less pests and has less weeds. You only have to make holes in it so that the water can run out freely. I love gardening and decided that whatever I was going to use the bottles for had to be for something my garden. You could also collect used bottles from a dump site. If you find tomatoes in it, believe that you will not need to bring it from the market. Upcycle plastic bottles. You can even set up a hanging garden using repurposed plastic 2L soda bottles. I need to give this a try! Rinse out and peel the label off a bottle. ... Make a hanging planter with a recycled plastic soda bottle Art. Try making garden planters and hanging baskets, garden tools like watering cans and scoops, or decorations like bird houses. Always remember, safety first. In these holes, I placed the PVC pipe and drilled some small holes to carry water through my hanging garden. The recycled garden can be the cheapest and effective way to start own garden indoor, on the balcony and in … This plastic bottle herb garden project was submitted by Sylvie Leost .Sylvie is a recycling guru who loves to upcycle discarded waste into useful and resourceful items. From plant markers to hot water bottles under row covers and even bottle-cap pot feet, you’ve probably already found clever, yet simple, ways to upcycle plastic bottles in the garden. Cutting the hole at the bottom of the bottle, not to large. Source: 6. 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