With Earth Day around the corner, projects from those trying to do their part are cropping up here and there. This Nevada block "N" was created out of recycled water bottles in honor of UNR's Earth Week festivities.
the blog post with a very helpful video and a photo of the finished project (then the next steps make make more sense to you.)
- a 2-liter plastic bottle and five or six small plastic bottles (used from work)
- a permanent marker and a pair scissors
- caulk (tub and tile sealant)
- planting medium (I got the 8 qt. vermiculite from a home improvement store for under $5)
- plant food (32 oz. herb and vegetable plant food for under $12)
- sponge (a dollar store is a great place to get cheap, plain sponge)
- herb seeds (such as cilantro, basil, parsley, etc.)
- I used one of the bottle caps as a template to draw five circles around the top of the 2-litter bottle with a permanent marker. John drilled starter holes in the center of each of the five circles with a drill bit for me but you can easily use the sharp point of your scissors or something else to puncture a hole. Then with the scissors, I cut along the permanent marker line (the cuticle scissors I used are perfect for the job because it has a curved tip).
- Cut the smaller bottles so they form a tray or a small planter like illustrations 3 and 4.
To be continued...