Reusing Our Plastic: Vertical Hanging Garden
The vertical garden is a great way to utilize hanging space and conserve water at the same time. All garden pots need holes poked through the bottom for drainage. Usually, water passes through the soil and drips out of the holes along the ground. The vertical garden stops water wastage by allowing the water to drip out of the holes and fall straight through to the plant below. This project is best for families with outdoor space as there is likely to be mess and water dripping all over the floor.
Liz has lots of space in her garden and plenty of room for a hanging feature. She shows us how to make a hanging garden reusing three plastic bottles:
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 3 plastic bottles – try to use bottles of the same shape
- Cardboard – reuse some cardboard boxes
- Seedlings – we used lettuce, spinach, and flowers
- Needle/Skewer or any sharp object to poke small holes
- Potting soil – we like Organic Mechanic
REMOVE the labels on either side of your bottles.
KEEP the lids on the bottles to stop the soil from falling straight through the side.