Introduction: Pop Bottle Greenhouse

This greenhouse is a perfect complement to your eggshell seed starters! It provides a warm, moist and bright container for starting seeds, and it is made from freecycled pop bottles.

You will need

Empty 2L clear plastic bottle & cap

Step 1: Prepare Bottle

Wash out the bottle you will be using and remove any labels. Most of the label should peel off easily. There may be a sticky strip on one side; you can usually loosen the label glue by soaking the bottle in warm soapy water.

Step 2: Cut Bottle

Cut the bottle approximately in half. If you aren't good at cutting straight. you can draw a line in marker or crayon to guide you.

Step 3: Add Slit

Cut a straight slit in the bottom half of the bottle, perpendicular to the the first cut you made. The slit should start at the top, cut edge and extend about 2 inches straight down towards the base.

Step 4: Put a Lid on It

Now you can squeeze the bottom half of the pop bottle so that the slit edges overlap. The bottom half of the bottle gets a bit smaller when you squeeze it, and you can then slide the top half over it. The result should look like the original pop bottle, but shorter.

You are done!

Step 5:

Take the top off the bottle, and nestle your eggshell planters in the bottom. Spray them gently before replacing the lid. Usually 3-4 eggshells fit well in one 2L bottle.

Step 6: Enjoy!

You are finished!

Keep your greenhouse in a sunny spot and check the plants on a regular basis. You shouldn't have to spray them very often, since the lid keeps moisture in. About once a week, remove the plants and rinse the greenhouse with water to help prevent the growth of mold.


pockafwye made it! (author)2009-05-01

I used your idea to protect some seedlings while I'm waiting to plant them.

I linked back here from the original shot on flickr.


doo da do made it! (author)doo da do2014-02-12

The pop bottle lids hol in the moisture, where are your tops

knexfreak32 made it! (author)knexfreak322011-10-23

Good job.Plants look great.

NaturalCulture made it! (author)NaturalCulture2009-05-31

They look great!

altainta made it! (author)2013-02-17

good idea.. Will find 2L bottles now (Stopped to drink that much of coke / softdrinks since 8 months)

PKTraceur made it! (author)2009-03-19

Nice! Once spring comes 'round, Ill start saving some bottles!

doo da do made it! (author)doo da do2012-05-09

If you have a southern side window, you my get a early start on spring. Doodado

adsandy made it! (author)2010-01-22

 I'm sorry, I don't know what pop is....

knexfreak32 made it! (author)knexfreak322011-10-23

I hope this will help.Soda is a fizzy,sweet,yummy drink.

Tazom made it! (author)Tazom2010-01-26

Its American slang for Soda, amazing lot the first time I have seen this question asked!

destructopop made it! (author)destructopop2011-06-21

It's so funny, here in Australia they simply call it by brand, or just "Coke". I tried pop, soda, and cola... Coke is the only word that works for the average Aussie. Haha

jakdominance made it! (author)jakdominance2011-04-03

we vermonters (and other new englanders) call it soda too!

dudejetfighter made it! (author)dudejetfighter2010-04-16

 you must be from the south. we call it coke.

NaturalCulture made it! (author)NaturalCulture2010-02-13

As Tazom explained, in Canada we refer to soda or soft drinks as 'pop'.

puppy327 made it! (author)2011-04-06

tip about every day dry the bottle because the water will grow mold and can kill your plants

Wasagi made it! (author)2009-11-14

 Great Idea! 5 stars!

canno made it! (author)2009-03-28

wow looks good =D
great idea

captaincoolness55 made it! (author)2009-03-09

that's pretty cool man! :D i read this and the eggshell plant starters thing. i'll have to try this! thanks!

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