Learn to how to make a pot to plant your bottled tomato plants in plastic bottles, it’s a simple project. The perfect solution for people who want to taste local tomatoes, but who do not have a terrace. We can grow our own food even with very few meters.
This project is very simple and will only take about 15 minutes of your time. By growing in this way, we will avoid having to hunt down the tomato plants.
For this project we will need the following materials:
- 2 liter PET bottles.
- The scissors.
- Coffee filter.
- Tomato plants.
Before we start working, we will need to calculate how many bottles and tomato seedlings we will need, depending on the space we have. The tomato variety recommended for this project is cherry.
1. Wash a 2 liter soda bottle.
Remove the tag if desired, it is generally recommended as it will eventually spoil, fall off and get dirty.
2. Cut off the bottom of the bottle.
Do this with care, especially if there are children around.
3. Place the bottom inside the bottle in the inverted position.
It should fit comfortably.
4. Hold the bottle.
Drill two holes on the sides to insert a toothpick. Make sure the holes are in the same position when you balance.
5. Pierce the bottom of the bottle.
We will make 10 to 15 holes so that the bottle itself acts as a watering can.
This is how the water dispenser will be.
6. Choose a tomato plant that is not yet very tall.
We recommend the cherry variety.
7. We place the plant in the bottle.
Through a hole, the plant passes through the center of the coffee filter. Gently wrap it around the base that covers the floor.
8. We take out the plant through a bottle neck.
Gently pass the tomato plant through the neck of the bottle. Use the toothpick to help push the plant through the hole if necessary.
9. Turn the bottle over and fill with soil.
Remember to leave space for the water dispenser.
10. Pass the toothpick through the holes.
11. Secure the wire to hang the plant.
Important for safety. This is the system that will hold the plant so that it does not fall.
12. Fill the water tank with water.
13. Your new pot of tomatoes is ready to hang!
You need to cover the bottle to protect the delicate roots from light. You can tape or paint the bottle before placing the plant.
If you have any questions, you can check out this video tutorial, surely a lot will be clarified 😉
Via Poppy Money / dicass.org