Picture of vertical window planter
Everyone likes to put plants on their windowsill.  But why not take advantage of the light along the sides of the windows?

here's one way

Step 1: Cast of characters

inexpensive curtain tension rod $3-$5.  Get one that will fit inside your window's vertical height 2 extra inches or more
8-10 empty plastic soda bottles (depending on height of your window
hot knife
tape measure
decorative paint that will adhere to plastic
spray bottle
heat shrink tubing or valve-tube attachment (5/16" female threaded coupling to 1/4" male tube coupling)
about 3-4 feet of flexible tubing (aquarium type is good)

( I added it to my guide ''reuse plastic bottle'').
and voted it!
foobear (author)  marcellahella1 year ago
thank you!
mnmama1 year ago
I live the watering contraption. Very clever. Please post pics once the plants get going, OK? I do think the size of the bottles are going to limit you to small plants, with small root balls, like strawberries maybe, or watercress and lettuces. There you go....salad in a window! Thanks for the idea.
foobear (author)  mnmama1 year ago
I will post pix - will do. Strawberries would be nice. Not sure what plants are going to show up in the winter months, this will be an interesting experiment
ASCAS1 year ago
Wow that's a great idea, Voted! Good job, keep it up dude :D
foobear (author)  ASCAS1 year ago
Thank you!
I like the idea but it looks too small for anything other than a flower plant
foobear (author)  lynnfiorante1 year ago
You can use larger bottles and accommodate larger plants if you like.