Recycled Plastic Bottle Planters

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    These are arguably the best sub-irrigation demonstration planters of the many tested in the Greenscaper Consumer Lab. You can easily observe capillary action as it happens. In addition, you’ll be doing a good recycling deed. The other good deed you’ll be doing is on behalf of your plants. Hopefully after using these you’ll be in rehab from the misguided dogma of poke, pour, and pray houseplant care. It is the worst way to water indoor container plants. Read more here.

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    1. GustavoG 111 months ago | reply

      Cool. Please note the link is broken, though.
      I'd encourage you to start a thread in the Tips group, describing it and giving the links to more info. :)

    2. GreenScaper 111 months ago | reply

      Many thanks Gustavo! I fixed the link and you'll find a lot more information at the end ot it.

    3. pollyhyper 111 months ago | reply

      Very cool! Can't wait to try - I guess it's an excuse to buy some soda.

    4. GreenScaper 111 months ago | reply

      Right on Holly...I've switched from plain bottled water to carbonated no-cal sodas (Sprite Zero - clear, Sierra Mist Free - green) mixed half and half with club soda, That keeps the planter supply going. Have also discovered larger 3 liter green bottles. I'm In the process of planting an assortment of herbs - pics to follow. IMO, you can't buy a better sub-irrigation planter than these. I can hear the plants growing. ;-)

    5. London Permaculture 104 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Office Recyling, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    6. sheydin 101 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Non Intentional Design, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

    7. Criativa Papel Arte 97 months ago | reply

      Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado A arte em reciclar - The art on recycling e nós adoraríamos ter isto adicionado ao grupo!

    8. P. J. McAdie 92 months ago | reply

      what a cool idea. i like this idea.

      I invite you to post this exceptional image to:
      Super Eco

      Please add it to the group pool.
      Please read the rules upon joining. Thanks.
      Please tag picture: SuperEco

    9. rboufleur 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Gambiarra / Workaround / Kludge / Make Do / Bricolage, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. just pb 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ediblestreets, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. gemsierra 69 months ago | reply

      good idea..

    12. DonnaMMiller1 54 months ago | reply

      After you get the plants planted how much water do you keep in the bottom of the planter? I'm hoping this works better at me keeping plant than what usually happens...Very neat idea!

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