Vegetables can be grown not in the garden, but in a ... bottle! The pensioner made a gorgeous garden on the balcony.

24-05-2017, 18:00
Growing vegetables for many gardeners seems to be simple. But what to do if, apart from the balcony, there is nothing in the apartment or the construction of a greenhouse in the country is too expensive for the family budget?
There is a very simple and cheap way - planting plants in plastic bottles. Follow this instruction, and soon you will get a luxurious garden on the windowsill.
Seedling in a bottle
YOU WILL NEED
  • plastic bottles
  • nails
  • pliers
  • ruler
  • metal wire
  • marker
  • gravel
  • planting soil

PRODUCTION

 

Wash bottles, remove labels and glue.

Put a marker mark where the holes will be located.

Cut a rectangle on the side of the plastic bottle. The cut should not be too deep.

 

You can make the beds suspended.To do this, move away from the hole for the plants 1 cm and make punctures for fixing metal wire.

Make 8 punctures on the bottom of the bottle and put gravel on the bottom for a drainage effect. If you are going to hang the bottles or put them on the windowsill, take care of the pallet.

Bottle filling the soil in which you will plant the plants.

WHAT IS POSSIBLE TO GROW IN A BOTTLE

 

In plastic bottles, as a rule, plants are planted with short roots. Start the experiment with a bow, because it is the most unpretentious.

Lettuce leaves grow well with abundant watering, while maintaining bright taste and juiciness. Be sure to make a drain and pick up a bottle of the right size. We hide the seeds in the ground to a depth of 1 cm, sprinkle with soil and cover with food wrap until sprouts appear. After 3 weeks, expect a green harvest.

Many gardeners are happy to resort to this method of growing strawberries. There are a lot of advantages: weeds do not bother, the risk of plant disease is reduced, and the berry almost does not need to be sprayed. Having made such a simple design of a plastic bottle, you can get a good harvest right on the balcony.

 

It is desirable to use ready-made planting ground especially for berry crops. In the tank should be planted no more than one bush. There are no special recommendations for the care of strawberries; it requires standard irrigation and feeding measures.

Fresh crispy cucumbers can be grown without leaving the apartment. Prepare the soil: it should be porous and loose, you can buy ready-made in the store. For cucumbers should take bottles of 2 or 5 liters, so that the plant had space.

 

Fill the cut top of the container with soil, plant seeds or seedlings in it and place the lid down (after removing it) on the bottom of the bottle. Pour water into the lower part so that the throat part reaches it. Cucumbers in bottles require the same care as greenhouses. You can also grow cucumbers in bottles as shown in the picture.

Now that you know how to grow vegetables in plastic bottles, you can enjoy fresh greens from your balcony.


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