Healthy Kids

Recycled Bottle Planters

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

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

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!


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.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is a not-for-profit charity whose vision is to see children form positive food habits for life. The Foundation provides the inspiration, information, professional development and support for educational institutions to deliver pleasurable food education, in conjunction with educators, partners and the wider community.

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