Bottle Garden

Bottle Garden

Stumble Upon is an awesome tool! While stumbling, I came across this bottle garden from Design Sponge:

Is this not cool? I looked over the directions–it does seem a bit fussy (cutting & sanding bottles, cutting screens) , but I’m guessing the initial work offsets how easy it is to grow these plants hydroponically. If you’ve got an afternoon or a weekend to devote to this, your busy schedule won’t be interrupted during the week to stop and water your herbs. Seems cool. Anyone ever done anything similar? Share your experience with us–if it really does work, I’d love to try it!

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Comments

  1. says

    So cool! I bet it works. I’ve grown basil I bought at the grocery store in a vase of water quite successfully, until the aphids discovered it. Great winter time project.

  2. Emily says

    It works- I’ve used this method to start my spring seedlings early and also for indoor herbs. There are a lot of tool-free methods for bottle cutting, and it takes practice to perfect them. However, it’s well worth it to not have to worry about watering your plants every day, especially when you travel a lot like I do.

    I use this method to cut the glass and a dremel to smooth the sharp edges. http://jaimelyn11.blogspot.com/2011/07/cutting-glass.html . It takes practice, but I recommend adding lots of ice to your cold water to help.

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