Milk Container Herb Garden
Convert your old milk containers into a handy and attractive indoor herb garden!
- Firstly give your milk bottles a good clean and remove the label.
- Start by cutting off the top and cut out the handle.
- At the back make a slit each side and pop a piece of wood or dowel through as your support.
- Make yourself some attractive name signs and pop your herbs in! You can either plant straight in using some of our VegeGrow Topsoil or transfer the pots if you've bought pre potted herbs.
Garden ClochesProtect your seedlings and young plants from cold British temperatures by making an easy cloche or mini greenhouse!
- Make sure you give your bottle a good clean.
- Carefully cut the bottom off your plastic bottle and cover the plant with it (keep the cap).
- During daylight, remove the bottle cap to avoid over-heating inside the bottle as this might kill your plant. Pop the cap back on during cold nights.
Easy Drip Irrigation System
Create an effective drip irrigation system using an up-turned plastic drinking bottle to prevent dehydration of your plants and borders.
This is perfect for a low maintenance garden and allows you to go on holiday without worrying about watering your plants!
- As always give your bottle a good rinse out first.
- Carefully create 4-5 small holes in the base and sides of your used plastic bottle using a drill, scissors or sharp pen.
- Dig a hole deep enough next to the plants or group of plants to place the bottle.
- Bury the bottle (mouth end up) so that it is covered about 2 thirds of the way up.
- As soon as the bottle is placed, pour water inside the mouth. To keep dirt out you can replace the cap.