Low Cost Vertical Garden
So you have just moved in your new house, and there are a lot of blank fence panels.
Perhaps a few plants in a vertical garden would break up the view.
Perhaps you haven’t got much money after paying for upgrades to the house.
Here is how to start a low cost vertical garden using old milk bottles.
- Get some 2 litre milk bottles and cut the tops off half the number like the 2nd photograph.
- Drill some 3mm holes about 10mm from the bottom.
- Drill a hole in the handle for the hook
- Paint them green (I used Rust-oleum 2X )
- Make a cut about 10mm from the base of the remaining bottles and save the base,
- Turn upside down and drill a number of holes in the bottom, see photo
- Place the drilled bottom in the painted bottle, this acts as a reservoir* for water,
- Fill the bottle with compost and plant.
- You can hang the bottles direct off the fence. . . . but I fixed a piece of reinforcing mesh to the fence and hung the bottles off that.
*I did try first without the reservoir and the plants dried out too much with the reservoir the plants survived a 3 week absence in Autumn.