Recycled Bottle Herb Planters

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With the weather in Australia getting colder outdoor gardens are coming to an end. However, there is a way you can bring the greeneries in your home. And not only that, but you can also help the environment by reusing plastic bottles. Here you will find a very practical idea of how to make herb planters out of recycled bottles. You can do it together with your kids and teach them about the importance of recycling. The whole project shouldnt take more than a couple of hours.
What Youll Need:

Few plastic bottles (gardening specialists in Blackburn suggest to use 1 litre water or 2 litre soda bottles)
A knife
Marker
Scissors
Seeds
Potting soil
Label remover (optional)
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With the weather in Australia getting colder outdoor gardens are coming to an end. However, there is a way you can bring the greeneries in your home. And not only that, but you can also help the environment by reusing plastic bottles. Here you will find a very practical idea of how to make herb planters out of recycled bottles. You can do it together with your kids and teach them about the importance of recycling. The whole project shouldn't take more than a couple of hours.

What You'll Need:

  • Few plastic bottles (gardening specialists in Blackburn suggest to use 1 litre water or 2 litre soda bottles)
  • A knife
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Seeds
  • Potting soil
  • Label remover (optional)

Instructions:

Depending on how many planters you want to make, get all bottles you plan to use and mark a line approximately 12 cm from the bottle's base using the marker. Next, puncture each bottle at the mark (if you are doing this with your kids, only you should use the knife) and then cut around with the scissors. Try not to go out of the marked area. If you want your herb planters to look aesthetically better you can also use a label remover (or vegetable oil) to get rid of the labels.

Now that you have the bottles sliced into two pieces, get the upper part (with the cap being in place) and insert it into the base. Fill it halfway with soil and spread some herb seeds of your choice over. Then add a little more soil and press the seeding gently until its secured.

After that, lift the soil-filled top part of the bottle. Fill the base with just a little water (about 2 cm). Remove the cap and place that part back in the base. Finally, add a little more water over the seeds to get them established and put them in a sunny spot in your house.


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Comments (4)

glenmay writes: Beautiful plants.
Posted: 2:18 am on August 4th
randytyler2 writes: This is good process.
Posted: 1:39 am on May 16th
nicholassscott writes: Wonderful work!
Posted: 2:48 am on June 3rd
David_Behkam writes: Very creative work.. Really good
Posted: 7:34 am on May 12th
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