I love fresh herbs and vegetables for the pasta and homemade pizzas I make for my family, but really for every meal I cook. When I buy it either freshly cut or actually growing in a pot, it withers and dies quickly and pre-cut is very expensive, also organic is my choice but it can also be expensive. Recently, however, I found this video on Youtube by @5T1Balcony who specializes in how to grow gardens in small spaces with recycled items. He really demonstrates how to quickly you can grow vegetables and lettuce plants to an almost infinite number of plants in recycled plastic bottles to have a never-ending food supply. He grows all kinds of plants on a rooftop garden for very little to no cash outlay. In fact, if you did it for one year using this method you could have so much food from your plants, you might never have to buy any fresh food at the grocery store. The cutting and growing methods were not hard to follow at all. @5T1Bacony makes all kinds of interesting planters but his tiered planters are really something to see, they make watering a breeze because all the water drips down to the lower tiers naturally.
- 5 Gallon Size Plastic Bottles
- Box Cutter or Scissors
- PVC Pipe
In the video, you will see, step by step you will see the tiered planters take shape, you will see how to take a few empty 5 gallon-size bottles and cut the tops off about one-quarter of the way down.
Then you will see how to magically turn that into a tiered planter.
This is a wonderful tutorial and I loved making this.