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Plastic bottles and soda bottles accumulate quickly in many homes however they are an excellent resource for growing vegetables and in particular small-space gardens. And no these aren’t simply 7 different shaped pots, these 7 hacks range from seedling guards to slug traps and seed storage to water reservoirs. Use these hacks to make your gardening more successful and fun and each take you less than a minute to make. I hope you enjoy this video and please share it to anyone you might know who’ll find it useful 🙂 TAKE A PEEK at Jojo Rom’s photos of the bottle garden: Join this awesome community and subscribe here: Take a look at my Facebook page: Get your questions answered in 15 minutes: Video Rating: / 5 How to make your own earthbox for container gardening Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsVertical Gardening Ideas – Build Your Indoor Garden DIY Project with using Plastic BottlesDIY Crafts: Recycling Plastic Bottles Funny Honeybees for Your Garden DecorationDIY 2ft Vertical Garden Using Plastic BottlesHydroponic Farming System in Plastic Bottles with LED LampsFree Guerrilla Marketing for small business -Fast, Fun, effective!Vertical Garden Ideas Bangalore – A 0$ Vertical Garden with plastic soda bottles

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  • akash champ 2 years ago

    Superb!!! Superb!! Superb!! Thanks!!!!?

  • Chris Morrissey 2 years ago

    congrates on 300 bud.GOD bless?

  • Nonya Damnbusiness 2 years ago

    Nice hacks. Here's two more: I put two bottoms together to make a high humidity pot for propagating cuttings. Also I cut the top off part off, reverse it and stick it in the bottom half to create a funnel trap. Baited with banana it works great for fruit flies.?

  • TrixieM712 2 years ago

    thanks fun ideas. If you can turn your book shelves upside down to remove the bows.:-)?

  • Bishank Agrawal 2 years ago

    mother earth will bless you?

  • Bishank Agrawal 2 years ago

    salute bro?

  • Aspie Pickerr 2 years ago

    Great and very useful gardening hacks Huw.?

  • ailish niriain 2 years ago

    thank you for your inspiration.?

  • Petals on the Paving Slabs 2 years ago

    some great ideas there mate, nice one?

  • Pearl Trotter 2 years ago


  • Balachandran Palaniappan 2 years ago

    tq for sharing your ideas on how to reuse plastic

  • Sarah R. Trenchard 2 years ago

    Awesome!! Im gonna try some to these?

  • Marina Wilson 2 years ago

    Wonderful ideas for the simple bottle! That's sorted out jobs to do on a cold winters night!???

  • The green garden 2 years ago

    Love your tips and tutorials 🙂 !!?

  • Sanndy's 2 years ago

    Great video!! Definitely going to use all these tips!! Our family sometimes uses a lot of water bottles and I recycle all, but turning it into a mini greenhouse is genious!! ??

  • Anandh b k A 2 years ago

    Using plastics – you definitely poisoning the soil & poisoning your tree! no offense , just a concern bro !?

  • Exciotech Garden Services 2 years ago

    Love these cool gardening hacks?

  • Angela Gray 2 years ago

    Very good tutorial with the plastic bottles!!! Thanks for the great ideas?

  • Jules Aviles 2 years ago

    You ae my new friend!! Loved this video so very much, thank you! I did use several bottles to protect my lilac cuttings and an experiment with a single rose stem it sprouted in water and I cut it in half and put them in dirt with bottles to protect them. I did know about the bottles to use as a mini green house but the other hacks you shared were great. New subsciber:)?

  • NashBash 2 years ago

    Hi, in your FL climate, how often do you typically have to add water to these? Thanks for posting this, btw.?

  • Franklin Anders 2 years ago

    FYI Check out the alternative type of 'wicking barrel etc. at RobBobs Backyard Farming. on his You Tube channel.?

  • Franklin Anders 2 years ago

    What a great idea and an even better system. Might suggest light straw mulch rather than the vis-screen whatever color you might think. Living in Townsville North Queensland Australia, we average temperatures of low to mid 80 during the winter so keeping plants cool is a skill we all need to learn mighty fast. A bale of straw or hay (straw has seed in it sometimes) is cheap and much cheaper than any of the ground cover manufactures screening materials available. Hope these boxes worked well for you.?

  • Troy Santos 2 years ago

    Thanks for posting. Two questions: 1) why isn't the lid that sets inside, above the reservoir, buckling and breaking under the pressure? 2) how much soil gets down into the reservoir through all the holes in that lid above the reservoir? :)?

  • Troy Santos 2 years ago

    Cool, but I just don't get these "false bottom" designs.

    My understanding of wicking beds (Earthboxes work on the same principle) is that there should be a porous barrier between the soil and the reservoir. Without that barrier, the soil must have filled the reservoir in your box. That drastically reduces the volume of water in the reservoir.

    Also, does the bottom feeding planting basket (at 2:30) support the middle of the platform / "false bottom" supporting the weight of the moist soil, and preventing the false bottom from buckling and breaking?

  • Don Draper 2 years ago

    Thanks for your video, I made two this year and they turned out really well for peppers and tomatoes. I'm going to build 10 more for next year.?

  • Abbas Mohammed 2 years ago

    i have two pots not earth boxes. On one of them, i"ve planted a hibiscus which is still small, four cucumbers which just germinated a week ago, and some peppers (california wonder) which have just germinated a few days ago. In the other pot, i planted a bean plant , idon"t know which type and it has just started flowering. My family has planned a trip which will be very far for a week and i need to make these pots self watering systems. PLEEEEEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!?

  • philk1148 2 years ago

    are you concerned that the containers are not food grade??

  • touge410 _ 2 years ago

    What's the purpose of the big cup in the middle with the circle cut for it? ?

  • Joseph Callahan 2 years ago

    why do you put the PVC pipe for?

  • Justin Mason 2 years ago

    Can you do a review on your puzzle ring? +CrashbladeKnives

  • Staci Claybrook 2 years ago

    I see the video was made 2013, so how did it all turn out??

  • TheMariana29 2 years ago

    Just watched your video, great idea but I was wondering if you cover the soil with bark mulch directly or over the white/black cover would it keep the soil cooler? just a thought, let me know what you think. Thanks!?

  • Rosemary Hicks 2 years ago

    what do you use for the fertilizer strip?

  • Casey Johns 2 years ago

    Thanks, Crash !

  • nzinga zindua 2 years ago

    Great vid.

  • CrashbladeKnives 2 years ago

    The platforms made it easier to build the frames, and I'm old – don't have to bend over as far.

  • Sharon Taylor 2 years ago

    What is the purpose of elevating your grow boxes on the wooden platforms??

  • rokada9576 2 years ago

    What is the contents of the fertilizer strip??