Why Do You Put Soda Bottles In your Garden? - Backyard Boss
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Why Do You Put Soda Bottles In your Garden?

You’ve probably seen it before – someone placing an old soda bottle in their garden. But, have you ever stopped to ask yourself, why? It turns out that there are a few reasons why people do this, and each one has its own benefits.

So, if you’re curious about why people put soda bottles in their gardens, read on to learn more!

Soda Bottle Terrariums


Making terrariums with soda bottles is a great way to add some greenery to your garden without taking up too much space. Plus, they’re easy to make and don’t require a lot of materials.

Start by washing out your soda bottle with warm, soapy water. Rinse it well and then allow it to dry completely. Then cut the bottom off of the soda bottle using a sharp knife or scissors. You want the opening to be large enough that plants can fit inside, but not so large that the terrarium will be unstable.

Once you’ve cut the bottom off the soda bottle, use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges. Make sure not to throw away the top!

Next, it’s time to add some drainage material to the bottom of your soda bottle terrarium. This could be gravel, rocks, or even charcoal. Add enough material so that it covers the bottom of the bottle completely. Add a layer of soil on top of the drainage material. You want to use a good quality potting mix or garden soil for this. Again, make sure that the soil covers the entire bottom surface of the bottle.

Now it’s time to start adding plants! Choose plants that are small and slow-growing, as they will have a better chance of thriving in a closed terrarium environment. Begin by adding one or two plants, then wait a week or so to see how they are doing before adding more plants.

The final step is to add the lid to your terrarium. You can use the top of the soda bottle you put aside earlier or another piece of glass or plastic. Make sure that the lid fits snugly on top of the bottle so that no moisture escapes.

Water it regularly and keep an eye on the plants, making sure to remove any that seem to be dying.

Self-Watering Soda Bottle


If you garden, you know how important it is to keep your plants hydrated – especially during the hot summer months. But, sometimes, it can be tough to remember to water your plants every day. That’s where a self-watering container comes in handy! With a little bit of creativity, you can turn a soda bottle into a self-watering container that will help keep your plants healthy and hydrated all season long.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own self-watering container:

  • One 2-liter soda bottle
  • A sharp knife or scissors

Carefully, use a sharp knife or scissors to make small holes in the bottom of the soda bottle. Next, insert your bottle into your garden. Then, fill the bottle about halfway with water. Be sure to leave enough room at the top of the bottle so that you can easily add water and allow room for heat expansion.

To keep your self-watering container working properly, be sure to check on it every few days and add water as needed.

With a little bit of effort, you can easily create a self-watering container that will help keep your plants healthy and hydrated all season long!

Soda Bottle Hanging Planters


If you’re looking for a fun and easy garden project, look no further than this tutorial for making soda bottle hanging planters! With just a few recycled materials and some basic gardening supplies, you can whip up a batch of these beauties in no time.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Empty soda bottles
  • Scissors or a knife
  • Potting soil
  • Seedlings or small plants
  • String or twine
  • A pencil or pen

First, use your scissors or knife to make two holes in the top and bottom of each soda bottle. Make sure the top holes are big enough to thread your string or twine through. The bottom holes should also be large enough for drainage.

Next, mark where you intend to cut a hole in the side of the soda bottle. The hole should be large enough for you to place the soil and plants in, without extra trouble or getting your hand stuck.

Grab your potting soil and fill each bottle about halfway full. Carefully insert your seedlings or small plants into the bottles then, gently pack more soil around the base of the plants to secure them in place.

Now it’s time to hang your planters! Thread string or twine through the holes in the top of each bottle and tie the ends together to form a loop. If you’re using multiple bottles, space them out evenly along the length of the string.

Finally, find a sunny spot in your garden or yard and use a pencil or pen to mark where you’d like to hang your planters. Drive a small nail or screw into the deck at each mark, and then loop your string over the nail or screw to secure your planters in place.

Water your plants regularly and enjoy watching them grow!

Try Something New!

Have you ever placed a soda bottle in your garden? If not, maybe you should give it a try! There are several benefits to doing this, and each one is worth considering. From making small terrariums to creating visually pleasing hangers, there’s a lot you can do to get creative in your garden!

Do you have any tips or tricks that you can share with us? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy trying out these fun gardening hacks!

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