Creating a 3-story hanging garden with plastic bottles filled with delicious strawberries is an innovative and sustainable way to grow fresh produce. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you turn plastic bottles into a vertical strawberry garden:

Materials Needed:

  • Plastic bottles (preferably large ones)
  • Sharp utility knife or scissors
  • String or wire
  • Potting soil
  • Strawberry plants or runners
  • Watering can or hose
  • Fertilizer (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Collect Plastic Bottles:
    • Gather clean and empty plastic bottles. Larger bottles work well for this project. You’ll need enough bottles for each tier of your hanging garden.
  2. Prepare the Bottles:
    • Use a sharp utility knife or scissors to cut the bottles in half horizontally. Keep the upper halves for planting strawberries, and set aside the lower halves for water reservoirs.
  3. Create Hanging Tiers:
    • Connect the bottles to create a tiered structure. Use string or wire to secure the upper halves of the bottles together, forming a hanging tier. Repeat this process for each tier, creating a 3-story structure.
  4. Prepare the Planting Containers:
    • In the upper halves of the bottles, make a few small drainage holes near the bottom. Fill each bottle half with high-quality potting soil, leaving some space at the top for planting strawberries.
  5. Plant Strawberry Runners or Plants:
    • Plant strawberry runners or young plants in the soil-filled bottle halves. Ensure the crowns (where the roots meet the stems) are level with the soil surface. Space the plants according to the recommendations for the specific variety.