Already published on my desertification weblog on May 24, 2007
May 24, 2007
In former postings I described already the possibilities of growing vegetables in plastic bottles, e.g.:
Jardinage dans une étagère de bouteilles May 12, 2007
Gardening in a bottlerack or simply on a bottle May 14, 2007
Today, I bring you some nice pictures of strawberries growing in such plastic bottles. Please look at the healthy condition of the flowering plants, bearing young, ripening fruits. I strongly believe that people in the drylands (but in fact everyone) can use this method to grow food crops with a minimum of water and fertilizer. Massive use of this kind of containers can help us to limit plastic waste, as also plastic bags can easily be used as containers for gardening in the vicinity of the house (and later on buried in the soil).
Why shouldn’t you set up a trial with this “good idea” ?
Flowering and fruiting strawberries in plastic bottles (see
Mon potager dans des bouteilles en plastique / My vegetable garden in plastic bottles May 10, 2007, for information on bottle preparation)
Be so kind to inform me on the results you obtained with your trials and send me some pictures.