Vertical Bottle Gardening For Those With Limited Space

nasturtiums in glass pot
Nasturtiums in pot

If you love to grow fresh veggies but have little space or time to keep up with a garden, you might want to experiment with vertical bottle gardening.  The idea of this type of garden is to grow vegetables in recycled plastic bottles that hang or are propped over each other.  This takes minimal expense since pots don’t have to be purchased, and takes up little space since your crops grow over the tops of each other.

The video on this page shows how a man has set up his vertical bottle garden in the window of his high-rise home.  The writer of the Experiments With Mini Vertical Container Gardening page has created a stackable garden that sets on the ground.  She has so far been successful in growing lettuce and Swiss chard and she promises to keep us up to date with her future bottle growing endeavors.  She included lots of her own photos too.

Mini gardens are very popular with busy, working people as well as those of us who simply don’t have the space, or sunny area to make a regular garden.   The vertical gardens are watered from the top with water moving downward to keep all the bottom areas moist which saves time.  Weeding would be next to nothing and if your garden is inside, like the one in the video, you won’t have a bug problem either.

As for me, my gardening will be done out in the yard.  I’ll be working this May to get the soil ready for planting and I also plan to build a raised bed myself using cinderblocks.  More on that to come.  I still have a yard full of snow!

 

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