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How To Make a Soda Bottle Hanging Basket

Reported by Convoy of Hope

Each year, Convoy of Hope hands out thousands of Gardens in a Bag at Community Events across the United States. Each Garden in a Bag includes Baker Creek seeds, helpful tips, and endless possibilities for Guests of Honor to start growing their own food — regardless of the amount of land they have.

One way to start growing vegetables in a small space and on a small budget is vertical wall planting. Learn how to make a hanging basket out of a two-liter soda bottle below.

What You’ll Need
  • Two-liter soda bottle
  • Potting soil
  • Seeds
  • Scissors
  • String

Step 1:

Cut around the middle of the soda bottle until it’s in two parts. Poke 2-4 holes in the bottom of the bottle for drainage and poke two holes in the sides toward the top edge for string.

Step 2:

Fill the bottom half of the bottle with potting soil.

Step 3:

With your finger, dig a small hole in the soil. Place 2-5 seeds in the hole and then fill in the hole with more soil. Completely cover the seeds.

Helpful tip: Planting multiple seeds in one spot helps maximize the chance of sprouting.

Step 4:

Cut a long piece of string and tie each end to the holes that were cut in the side of the bottle.

Step 5:

Hang up your new hanging basket where it will get plenty of sunlight! Make sure to read the instructions on the back of the seed packet to know how much sun and water the plant will need.


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