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The logical choice for my indoor gardening is 1: container and 2: hanging. So after doing a few searches on the net I had come across a few options. T...
You will need 1- two or three liter soda bottle. 4- equal lengths of string. 1- hook to hang it from. 1- piece of plastic wrap. (used to cover the ope...
Stand the soda bottle upright and heat around the perimeter of the mouth slightly above where the cone portion begins.
Next push down on the bottle mouth using the pliers, I find it works best to heat on a low setting while pushing down as you will see in these next tw...
Here is the bottle with the mouth pushed inward. I forgot to remove the cap ring before I started so I had to carefully cut it off afterward. Big Surp...
Then I cut the original bottom off the bottle using my dremel with a cutting wheel. I prefer the dremel because it is fast and it melts the edges slig...
Next come the three holes at what is now the top of the planter. Space them evenly and tie three of the four strings in each hole and then tie the thr...
Here it is, ready for a plant and soil.
I took this picture to demonstrate how the water can sit in the bottom of the planter for the roots to soak up. With this method, the chance of leaks ...
Next separate the plant roots from the soil and gently push the roots into the bottom of the planter. At this point I hung the planter from basement c...
Hold the plant in place, push the root ball off to the side from the inside of the planter. Then cover the opening with the small piece of plastic wra...
Fill to the top with soil.
Hang from the hook on the ceiling or other strong support in a well lit location and water. You will see some water run down the sides. No need to ove...
Here are my three IPlanters in my bay window. From left: ITomato 1, ITomato 2, and the first IBean.
This last one is a shot looking up underneath the planter I made. You have unlimited creative options that other inverted planter makers have come up...
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Posted:Aug 10, 2008
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