Have you ever heard of plastic bottle planters?

planter

For those of you who have small, limited spaces, but still want that nice garden with some organic home grown vegetables, you don’t need a garden space to have a garden!

It’s pretty simple really. All you need is:

  • A few large plastic bottles (the lids as well)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Dirt
  • Fertilizer
  • A hammer
  • A thin nail
  • Seeds or seedlings
  • Tough string or relatively easily bendable wire
  • A window with nice lighting (or a lamp and a special sun lightbulb)
  • A way to hang things from said window or on a wall

Begin the process by cutting the bottle in half (it is recommended you use the side with the lid)

Use the scissors to poke 2-4 holes in the area of the bottle it will hang by

While you do the process you can place the top half of the bottle (lid side down) in the bottom half of the lid to keep it in place

Use the hammer and nail to get a hole into the lid of your bottle (if you have a small drill this can also be utilized)

After this is done, place a small amount of dirt into the bottle, followed by a teaspoon amount of fertilizer

Continue to fill with dirt until an inch below the top (if you have a seedling, be sure to allow room to place the seedling before filling the bottle with dirt)

Follow the instructions for the seed and plant it (you can place 2-3 seeds in the same planter)

Tie string through the holes you made for hanging and use this string to fasten the planter to your hanging area

You can tie a second planter to this planter by tying the hanging strings of the second planter to the bottom area of your first planter for more vegetables!

**Be sure that all your planters have enough access to your source of lighting!

Why the hole in the lid? Water will flow through this hole to the planter underneath, to avoid over watering!

You have the added option of simply putting your planters on shelves like so:

planter2

This is a great option for individuals looking for recycling, space saving and cost effective options! Look for more ways to use your living space for diy projects like these!

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