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Fill Planters With Recycled Bottles

I have large and small planters, they can be heavy and costly to fill with soil. This is a more cost saving and eco friendly idea. With recycled bottles in my planters and pots, it allows me to use less soil, and provides better drainage for my seasonal plantings. All you need for this planing project is: your planters, recycled bottles, potting soil, and your plantings.

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Make sure all planters and pots have drainage holes in the bottom. Line the bottom with recycled bottles filling approximately 1/3 of the container for plants and flowers.

Add soil, leaving about 8 in. for large pots and 4 in in medium pots. Add plantings, and finish with soil.

Total Time: up to 1 hour

Yield: 4

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October 23, 20160 found this helpful

Excellent idea! I'm going to do this.

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October 26, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you!

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October 26, 20160 found this helpful

I hadn't thought of this. Perfect for my 20-30 gallon containers. Thanks.

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October 26, 20160 found this helpful

Your Welcome!

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May 4, 20170 found this helpful

I'd like to ask if any of the fillers could be bad for your health if you use them to grow vegetables like tomatoes? Would the materials leach into the potting soil and then be taken up by the plants?

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