Recycled Plastic Bottles to Awesome Vertical Vegetable Garden

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We all must learn to grow vegetables. Whether we live in a small apartment without a balcony, a unit with just a small patio, or a luxury house with lots of land. Don’t you think? Growing herbs and veggies is easy & fun, once you know how, particularly with the ingenious plastic bottle vertical gardening system I’m showing you today. You can buy seedlings (which are easiest) but I prefer to start with organic heirloom seeds.

Vertical vegetables gardens don’t take up space and will help you save loads on groceries. Not to mention, you’ll eat more organics, and oh … the delight you’ll feel every time you pick your own goodies (yes, vegetables)!!!

How to Grow a Vertical Vegetable Garden | Vertical Edible Flower & Herb Garden

First Things First: Get Seeds

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Start an indoor vertical container garden now, and learn just how much fun gardening is.

Get your set of organic edible flowers, vegetable and herb heirloom seeds out from under the kitchen sink or your garden shed, or order high-quality, organic heirloom seeds now online, because…

…I have 2 videos on how to make a vertical vegetable garden using recycled plastic bottles and they will inspire you!


   ***  Pick Pansies ***

Perennial pansies are hardy

and thrive in shady areas or

with partial sunlight.


Tip: don’t forget to order organic potting mix.


Vertical Container Gardening Howto

Essentially, you stack the bottles upside down and use a drip-irrigation system. Let me show you the details ~ They are a little bit different for the indoor and outdoor gardens.

One reader who build a successful vertical garden commented that 2-ltr-bottles are good for smaller plants and herbs, where as 3-ltr-bottles work best for vegetables.


Indoor Vegetable Container Garden for Apartment Dwellers

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Indoor Kitchen Garden

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Video: If you don’t see the video above, click this link

For this system, you’ll need to cut a large circle on either side of the bottle to allow your plants to grow through them.

This video discusses a bit of the details, and what’s important for indoor gardens. The next video is a lot more detailed and I think is even of use for those who want/need to make a garden indoor. In particular, its details on irrigation are interesting. So, read on…

Recycled Bottle Stacks for Vertical Outdoor Kitchen Gardening

Ideal for Patios & Small Outdoor Spaces.

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The video below gives you the exact details how to set up your own vertical vegetable garden completely fitted with the most efficient irrigation system.



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Embellish & Add Bling!

Of course, if you are a regular follower of this blog, then I expect you to not leave the ugly labels they show in the video onto the bottles.

I hope that instead you embellish the bottles with cute labels, tags, plastic flowers, butterflies, etc.

Remember these darling aluminum butterflies, made from recycled tin foil plates? They would be perfect for this gardening project.


Grow Edible Flowers

Besides growing the vegetables you love to eat of course,   pick a couple of fresh herbs that offer beautiful flowers too.

I’m thinking of adding a few rows of easy to grow Nasturtium (Tropaeolum Majus). This entirely edible plant makes great flowers that cheer up any salad, herb vinegar or garnish. They like full sun and a warm climate, which impart a wonderful peppery flavor to the plant.  Perfect in the Roman sun. Ahhh…

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  1. Tiene usted razon , yo tampoco huviera dejado las etiquetas pero casi todas estan alineadas al frente y pienso que para el autor del video deben parecerle decorativas.Me imagino al señor cortando esas hermosas lechugas ,es un genio!Gracias por mostrarlo.

  2. Wow! I love this idea!!! I have been wanting to do a vertical garden somehow. I love the idea of reusing plastic bottles for it! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!!!

  3. Fine Craft Guild says:

    You are welcome. Show us photos of your garden also!

  4. This is such a fabulous idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  5. Bubba ho-tep says:

    I built the vert garden w/2 litter bottles it does work, for small plants & herbs but not to well for vege’s so i found 3 litter bottles which work better

  6. Thanks Bubba for your contribution. I will update the article to include your experience!

  7. Is there any veggy that really cant be grown with this idea (other then say corn or any tall plants)? Can you grow cucumbers, peppers, zucchini tomatoes, eggplant, ect like this? Id love to try it next year maybe

  8. Of course, Jessica!! Your seed package will indicate how long the roots will be. The roots can be the length of 1 coke bottle. Some veggies spread wide, and others spread their leaves out wide, such as zucchini, which have huge leaves. Choose plants that suit the size of the containers. Likely they will get less light when inside and will stay smaller than outside in the earth. However, when you have plants in your kitchen in front of your window, you see them everyday and they are likely to receive all the water and care that they need.

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