Introduction: How to Turn Plastic Bottles Into the Cutest Indoor Herb Garden for Your Kitchen
When you look around you will find the world is getting less green. Pet bottles, Styrofoam and Aluminum cans litter the environment. Trees are being cut for buildings, fiber and many things. Sure we need most of these things to make our lives easier.
In our street , there is no tree,So i just started gardening at the roof of our house. It looks small beautiful garden.
The only thing better than a trash-to-treasure craft is trash-to-treasure craft that helps you to grow your garden. Give us one that we can do in less than an hour—like this quick project—and you've hit the DIY jackpot. Leftover juice, water, soda, and milk containers can all be turned into the perfect pieces for a hanging garden you can display in your kitchen, on your porch, or just about anywhere in your home.
Our requirements are to build something that uses materials that are either free or cheap, that is water-wise, and that at the end of the day you can make look great – and not like it’s made free or cheap.
Recycling PET bottles is looking like it could be the way to go. As we all well know, vertical gardens are a great solution to many challenges within urban spaces.
Most cities worldwide lack sufficient green space, and finding ways to incorporate more of the green stuff in our cities where minimal spare land is available has led to a lot of discussion on the benefits of green walls or vertical gardens and green roofs. Taking it a step further, vertical food gardens are ultimately about growing food, and utilising otherwise unused vertical space to stack a lot of functions into one simple system. They provide food while increasing biodiversity and providing more spots for our ever-important bees and insects to stop and pollinate. They provide beauty in a city’s hard landscapes and increase urban green space, which have positive effects on the mental wellbeing and happiness of residents. They aid the reduction of pollution and the urban heat island effect, helping keep our cities cooler. And importantly they provide learning opportunities – for kids and adults alike. So yes, vertical gardens are fantastic. We went searching for inspiration for our own project and came across a whole lot of great designs. We’ve gathered up ten favourites here for you.
Step 1: Material Needed
- old newspaper or waste papers
- waste plastic bottles(used)
- Plastick tapeOne
Step 2: DIRECTIONS: Recycle Newspaper
Things you need.....
1.Paper (lot's of it...)
2.A large tub ( the sieve should fit in to it easily)
HOW TO MAKE PULP :-
1.Tear up the paper in the shreds
2.Soak it in warm water for at least 2 hours (24 hours would be much better)
3. Mix it properly
at last u will get a pulp of newspapers
Directions: Begin by filling a blender with handfuls of shredded paper. If you don't have a paper shredder you can just rip your paper up into small squares. Ripping the paper up works best, because it exposes the paper's fibers.
- Now pour a little bit of warm water into the blender. Don't pour much in, you can always add more water if needed.
- Blend the paper and water on high. You'll need to stop after 30 seconds, and push the pieces on the sides down.
- This is what it should look like when it's done mixing. The color of your paper pulp will be different, depending on the color of the paper you begin with. I had a bit of black paper in there, so my pulp is on the darker side.
- Then drain off as much water as possible. I used a thin rag to strain the water through. Now lop clumps of paper pulp around plastic bottle or pot size vessel
- Starting in the center press the pulp down, and work your way out to the sides. Then start pushing the pulp up the sides, and press the paper making it an even thickness all around.
- When you have finished shaping the seed starter cups, carefully use a paper towel to soak up the moisture on the bottom. Then let the cups sit for at least 24 hours, or until they feel dry to the touch. It's best to keep them in a dry, warm, and bright place.
I'll post some photos when I have some seeds growing in them! Happy DIYing!
EDIT: After waiting for 24 hours the cups were fully dry
Making Pot of Recycled Newspaper
Put pulp of newspapers on any mould(bottle),as you want shape of your pot
I shape it like this as shown in images and remove it after 2 -3 hours,it take time to get bottle like shape,after removing from mould(bottle) put your pot in sun ,it will take 2 days to completely hard ( for use). you may colour it,..
and u will created a wonderful pot ,vessel of recycled newspapers
it ready for use......
Step 3: Reuse Plastic Bottles
You'll need a container that is lightweight,so we used a plastic bottles
Things You Will Need :
1)Knife to cut tops off.
2)Screwdriver( to make hole in bottle)
how to start a"Cutting Bottle"
1. Hold one plastic bottle on its side. Cut a large, rectangular opening along the bottle's side by puncturing the plastic with the tip of a craft knife, twisting the knife to enlarge the hole and using scissors to finish the job
2. Poke one or two more holes along the side of the bottle that doesn't have the rectangular opening. That hole, or those holes, will allow water to drain from the bottle.
3. cut bottles from upper side ,it will work better
I could plant things in a shape formed by the bottle frame and plant in the bottles as well.
Lots of things I thought would work didn't and my first go around was not 100% satisfying, but I got it to work the next time around.
it will work much better for planting
Step 4: Preparing for Garden
1.put soil in plastic bottles,recycled newspaper pot,
2.plant your seed,flower,
3,at last put some water on new plants.it will help them to get rooted
Watering In the hottest months, you'll need to be watering daily.
Step 5: Finally Making Small Garden
I made small garden at house.I have plant of veggies,turmeric,and many flowers. Its wonderful to aware about recycle,reuse of waste.
finally this is my garden