Published on May 16th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe


This water bottle garden is hydroponics for beginners.

This water bottle garden is hydroponics for beginners.

Got an empty plastic bottle in the recycle bin? Fish that sucker out and turn it into a hydroponic water bottle garden!

Our sister site Sustainablog shared a video about the Petomato kit, and it’s awesome. The kit gives you all of the supplies you need to turn an old water bottle into a hydroponic garden. The kit includes:

  • seeds (cherry tomato, basil, arugula, habanero pepper, mint, parsley, or wild strawberry)
  • growth medium
  • a special bottle cap

Add an empty plastic water bottle, and you’ve got yourself a hydroponic water bottle garden. Who says you need lots of space to grow food?

[image via Petomato]

Check out the article from Sustainablog, including a video about the Petomato:

DIY Hydroponics, Straight from Your Recycling Bin (via sustainablog)

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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