This is the fourth article in our Bottle Plant Holders series.
It is the beginning of July and our little plants are starting to produce fruits. How about that? I never really thought we would actually get any tomatoes or strawberries from these plants.
Our first little strawberry
The strawberry plant in this Black Oak wine bottle has tripled in size. As you can see in the picture we have a ripe berry (there’s a dragonfly hovering around it) and another little flower.
There isn’t enough to make a pie or strawberry jam or anything like that, but it’s fun to see that our experiment actually worked. A few strawberry plants in pretty wine bottles make nice decorations for any backyard or patio.
As an added bonus to growing plants in recycled bottles, you get to pick a ripe berry every now and again, without having to bend over.
Now take a look at the tomato plant in the Champagne bottle. This baby is almost as tall as the bottle, growing straight up. We added more dirt to the bottle about two weeks ago. There are so many roots inside the bottle, we thought for sure this plant was doomed.
Our little tomatoes are growing nicely
In the past few weeks we’ve had a lot of rain following by sometimes very humid and other times dry hot days. We try to remember to water our plants every day. Keep in mind, we are not master gardeners by any means of the imagination and we sometimes go on road trips or get busy with projects and forget to water.
We haven’t used any fertilizer or additives or what ever else you might give plants to make them grow better.
What I’m trying to say is, if we can make these plants grow inside glass bottles, so can you.
So, what are you waiting for? Find a cool looking bottle, drill a hole in the bottom, attach a hanger and fill it with dirt. Pick your favorite plant and give it a try.
Don’t want to bother with the drilling? Shop for Bottle Plant Holders in our Etsy shop.