Planting in bottles is a great way to reuse, recycle and grow lovely looking herbs and veggies in small spaces.

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Bottles can be moved around as needed, placed on shelves, affixed to fences if wanting to make use of vertical space, and can be kept indoors to have herbs on-hand when cooking. Children can also have fun decorating the bottles and turning them into beautiful little artworks!

Equipment

What to do

  • 1. Cut the bottles to size. Hammer small drainage holes in the bottom of the plastic bottle planters with the nails.

  • 2. Decorate the planters using the art materials. You could even make a face by gluing on the bottle tops for eyes and a nose!

  • 3. Fill the plastic bottle planter with potting mix.

  • 4. Plant the seeds or seedlings according to the instructions.

  • 5. Move the planter to the desired location and water gently.

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