Intro: Space Saving Vertical Onion Planter
Small living space? No garden? You still can get fresh spring onions
every day - make a vertical onion planter that fits on your table or windowsill!
Step 1: Gather the Materials
- Plastic bottle
- Papīra nazītis
- Onions to plant
Step 2: Cut the Top
Cut off the top of the bottle. The opening should be wide enough to put soil and onions in.
Step 3: Cut Holes
Cut small holes in the bottle. Each hole will hold 1 onion. If your onions are big, make sure they will fit into the bottle! (I made a small planter with 10 holes/onions. You could use a way bigger bottle and more onions if you like.)
Step 4: Add Soil
Put in the first layer of soil until it reaches the first holes.
Step 5: Add Onions
Place onions in the hole, pointy side facing up and out of the hole.
Step 6: Fill It Up
Keep adding soil and onions until the bottle is full. Water the onion planter to encourage growth. TIP: Is the soil is dry and/or water has trouble getting to the lowest onions, make some small cuts in the bottle below the onions and place the bottle in a bowl with some water. Soil will absorb moisture through the cuts and onions will be fine.
Step 7: Water and Harvest
Water and harvest! Water your onion farm daily and harvest the spring onions when they are green and ready (it may take about a week or more)! Here you can see how my onion planter looked after 3 days and 10 days (already managed to eat some :) )
TIP: You can plant the second batch in another bottle when the first spring onions have sprouted and got bigger, so you will have fresh ones all the time.