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Tips and tricks with using plastic bottles

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It is so wonderful to know that we can take our gardens to the next level and save money at the seem time. Who would have ever thought that just a few years back we would have all of these amazing ideas that works wonders in our gardens?

I believe that the generation past would be surprised to see how far we have come in improving our gardens by using many household products that are found around our home. These new ideas are great because we get to save and reuse plastic bottles instead of throwing them in the garbage, using them in creative ways in our gardens. By getting creative we are saving $$$$$$$ and I believe because of that this is smart gardening.

How to make a plastic bottle garden

Don’t trash the gold use it

Plastic bottles come in many shapes, colors and sizes, These bottles normally contain water, juice, soft drinks, cleaning products etc… but what I have discovered is these bottles can be reused or recycle in our gardens which I believe is a win-win for us.

How to make a plastic bottle garden

Plastic bottle ideas

1. In the photo above a good example is given of plastic bottles that can be used to provide extra space to install garden plants such as annuals.

2. Living in an apartment with limited space using plastic bottles on the balcony or the kitchen counter is great for planting a herb garden.

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Plastic bottle with a hose attachment

3. Attaching a plastic bottle to a hose acts as an irrigation system that can save water.

4. What about removing the top off your bottle punching four holes at the top, one hole on either side pushing a piece of string through each hole then filling the bottle with seeds and hanging it in a nearby tree. This makes a good bird feeder.

5. Plastic bottles can be used as seed trays. Just remove the bottom of the bottle,  then fill the bottle with soil adding seeds. This is an inexpensive way to start your plants from seeds.

6. Use plastic bottles to direct water into Plant’s root zone. Dig hole next to your garden plant ( this trick is good for herbs and succulent plants). Punch holes in the plastic bottle. Place bottle next to plant and bury with the top of the bottle about an inch-inch and a half above the ground.

Now when it is time to water your plant pour water into the bottle that is buried on the side of the plant. A very effective way to direct water into the plant’s root zone.

7. A  great idea is to use plastic bottles as hanging planters. Again you can save money as you get creative using this method. Many people like this idea, this idea is also good if you have limited space.

who says you can’t have a hanging garden. Try this on for size and I am sure that your families, friends, and neighbors will love it and will want in on the action also.

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Plastic bottle hanging planters

This is very simple to do, just follow this example and you will be on your way to your hanging planter oasis if I can use that word. The world of plastic is pretty amazing. Don’t you think so?

8. Get creative with your plastic bottle and create funny faces using them as planters is a fun way to pass the time

as those creative juices start to flow. Family and friends will find this to be entertaining, who knows they may want to give this a try.

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Funny faces plastic bottle

So create your funny face, trust me your kids will love this and will want to do the seem also. I believe this is a great way to teach our kids about nature and the many benefits that nature has to offer.

9. Don’t have a watering can or jug, not a problem this is an inexpensive way to give your thirsty plants a drink. Punch holes in the top of the plastic bottle to use as a water jug or watering can. I believe this is a pretty cool idea. This would have been great growing up in my day because as far as I could remember when I had my little garden

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Water garden plants with a plastic bottle

I used something else I think it may have been a bucket filled with water to water my garden and you know as a child carrying around a bucket of water was not easy but I guess I did not mind because my little garden was doing well.

This is another great idea that can be tried at home that is so effective in giving you the seem results as using a water jug or watering can so the next time you buy that bottle of water or milk remember don’t trash the gold.

10. Don’t have the planting space to install a herb garden no problem because your plastic bottles come

to the rescue making life easier. Try this idea and I am sure you will be sprucing up your foods with freshly grown herbs picked from your garden using plastic bottles.

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Herbs growing in plastic bottles

This is pretty neat, I love it and I  know you will also. When I came across this idea this was so good that I  had to share it with you, here we go. What do you think? Do you like it?

This is so simple and the best part is that it did not cause you much, this is pretty cool.

11. How about creating a bottle garden you can place on your kitchen countertop or another part of your home that gets some sunlight.

I believe this is neat and it will help in giving that added flavor. This reminds me of building a terrarium garden. Here is the link to the terrarium garden. Just follow and you will be on your way

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Terrarium garden

to owning these beautiful planters. Imagine constructing several of these planters and placing them in different parts of your home. This will look amazing so give it a try I am sure you will love it. This makes a good project for both adults and kids. You can even get creative and experiment just go for it and let those creative juices flow.

Now a twist to this is terrarium gardens use glass jars, fish tanks, and other glass shapes jars so a plastic bottle may not carry the same effect.

So  This can be an idea for glass jars or a fish aquarium that may be laying around your home.

12. Self-watering your plant can save time. This method is really awesome and I know you will think so too. This technique works well for container grown plants.

Fill a gallon bottle with water and place the bottle next to the container. Next, get a long string and place the string inside the bottle of water then dig a 2-inch hole between the plant and pots edge.

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Watering your plants with this life hack method

Place the other end of the string in the hole and bury. Ensure that the string is straight and is aligned with the soil. The string should be taut, refilled jug as water is used up.

The final word

It is so good to recycle plastic bottles and to be able to use it to our advantage. There is an old saying that goes “a dollar saved is a dollar earn” and I believe this is so because if you can save a dollar then that’s a saving.

These are some really great tips that can help. Think about it the money  you  spend to purchase herbs can be grown from your kitchen counter saving you a few dollars that can go towards something else

also over time that money grows, it may be a small investment but it is an investment that is worth giving a try so go ahead, give these tips a try. You will be glad that you did.

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