Have you ever heard of a “bottle tower garden”? It’s a technique that can be used to improve the efficiency and sustainability of a garden. Essentially, bottles are installed against the wall of a house, or along a hedge or a fence. You can adapt the number of bottle towers you want depending on how many vegetables and herbs you want to grow.
Willem Van Cotthem came up with the project and demonstrates how to the bottle tower garden works in the video below. He says that the number of bottle towers can be adapted in order to grow an entire family’s food year-long, year after year. The Belgian botanist upcycles plastic soda bottles and fills them with seeds.
Within a year, his tiny garden is filled with a bountiful yield of vegetables like lettuce and parsley and herbs! What’s amazing about this gardening technique is that only a small space is needed because the bottles are stacked vertically.
“It is a method applicable anywhere on earth, both in rural and in urban areas, e.g. on a balcony,” writes Van Cottem. “It can be applied at the lowest cost to alleviate malnutrition and hunger.” I totally want to try this!
Watch the bottle tower garden in action in the video below. Share this cool gardening project with your friends!