Recycling Water Bottles Into Garden Pots

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Recycling-Water-Bottles-Into-PlantersA lot of my readers know I acquired a greenhouse this year in hopes that I can grow some vegetables in the desert and I have been experimenting with some different ways of planting and wanted to share reusing and recycling water bottles and turning them into pots to grow some romaine lettuce.
I had seen on Pinterest this idea of using water bottles to recycle into planters so I thought I would give it a try. Above in the picture I show you how to cut any water bottle to do just that. This bottle was a tall narrow one and I wanted plenty of room for the soil.

In this day and age we need to keep in mine our environment and with recycling containers that would otherwise be thrown into landfills   As we know plastic can take hundreds of years to decompose.

1) I cut the bottle in half (this being a tall water bottle) I cute it closer to the top portion of the bottle

2) Keeping the cap I punched holes into it and left it loose when putting it back on bottle top. The cap helps so soil will not fall out of the bottle

into the water reservoir.

3) I added water then stacked the cut portion back into itself

4) Then I added some garden soil that already has some growing nutrients to give the plants a start. I planted  romaine lettuce I had already started from seed

5) My completion of planting

6) Close up of my finished planter

Now to wait and see how the plants do, I have researched and have found lots of testimonials that say it works, especially for those living in apartments and where they don’t have an area for planting outside and want to have some fresh greens.

All that is needed now is some time and water once a week and we should be able to make a salad soon.

Im wondering, do you plant any kind of vegetable garden or flowers, house plants? What kind of conditions do you have to plant, any challenges? Do you have tricks that you use or have you created fun planters? My son just built me lattices to use with my flowering growing vines.

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