My mini green house

jesse_2008(ZONE 10)March 20, 2011

Just finished this today. I call it my mini greehouses. Its made out of (8) 2 liter plastic bottles. I cut the bottom of the bottles the same height as the holder, then I drilled (5) 1/16" holes on the little feet of the bottles, then I cut the middle section of the 2 liter bottle and used the top with out the cap. Hope this picture shoes how I cut each bottle. Well lets try it out I will keep you all posted. Hope it works. I have Red Bell Peppers, and I am starting them indoors, under some lights.

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tlowery04(6b/7a)

looks like a great setup! keep posted as to how it works out for you

    Bookmark   March 20, 2011 at 9:32PM
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chilemilio

Thats a pretty sweet setup! It looks like the roots will have a lot of room to stretch, and won't have to be transplanted too soon. definitely let us know how it goes. Goodu luck, -E

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 12:59PM
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reyna1(Zone 8)

man, you drink alot of soda :)

joking!

seriously, you have a cool idea - let us know how it works out for you!
Danny

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 12:54PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

I'm using a similar method, mostly 1L bottles, since we don't drink soda, but I like the flavored water drinks. Anyway, I kind of got the idea from the wintersowing method, but just did the same thing indoors.

I like the holding tray your using. How did you score that?

Bonnie

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 3:14PM
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tjani

For bottles with tops on...how do you put seeds in...I guess I still cannot understand how this was done :-(

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 11:58AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Tjani, don't worry, it's not as complicated as building a ship in a bottle, LOL. Actually, I'm not sure of the original poster's method, but here is mine.

1) use soldering iron to put drainage holes in bottom, and a starter hole in the side of the bottle

2) cut bottle in half

3) cut tabs (upside down V's on each side of the top half, so that it can be reattached to bottom half securely

Hope this helps some : )

Bonnie

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 12:44PM
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