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Recycled Glass Bottle Plant Holders – Part V

This is the fifth and last article in our Bottle Plant Holder series.

It is the middle of August now and we have been enjoying our bottle plant holders all summer. They turned out to be very low maintenance and brought us much enjoyment and many compliments from our neighbors and people walking around our area, we live only a 1 1/2 blocks from a Walgreens.

The tomato plant is still producing little tomatoes, we harvested about six or seven bright red little tomatoes so far. I’m never quick enough with my camera to take a picture before someone (Nick probably) pops them off and eats them. I kept snipping off the brown leaves on the bottom of the plant, if you take a look at the older Recycled Glass Bottle Plant Holders articles you can see the plant transformation.

The strawberry plant looks about the same as before, we did get one sweet, little strawberry. Guess who ate it? Yup, Nick did. LOL I don’t think strawberries are meant to be grown in a container by themselves. As far as I know strawberry plants grow long roots and spread in the ground, so the older the plant gets the more fruit it will produce.

The Ivy Fern and Vica Vines are growing nicely and we are thinking about bringing them into the house for the winter. I think they would look nice in the kitchen. We have to find a way to hang them above the kitchen sink. If they winter nice, I will take some additional pictures later this year to keep you updated.

Vica Vine Bottle Plant Holder

Vica Vine Plant Holder

Glass Bottle Holder for Tomatoes

Cherry Tomato Plant Holder

Glass Plant Holder for Strawberrys

Strawberry Bottle Plant Holder

Ivy Fern growing in a glass bottle

Ivy Fern Bottle Plant Holder

This was a fun glass bottle project and we will definitively try this again next spring.

I’m thinking more cherry tomato plants and to forgo the strawberry plants for a better harvest. I’m wondering if onions or potatoes would be able to grow in a bottle. What do you think? Is it worth a try?

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Nick and Silke

2 Responses to Recycled Glass Bottle Plant Holders – Part V

  • I you were to plant a potato in the bottle it would probably grow so big that it would break the glass…and I’m going to try it this year. Thanks for the great idea!

  • Farmer Mike,

    If you really are going to plant the potato I would recommend using a bigger bottle only because the amount of soil in a little one might not have enough nutrients for something like that to grow properly.

    P.S. This would be really cool and you’ve got to send us pictures of that! :)

    P.P.S. Silke loves the baby goat pictures on your website.

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