Do-it-yourself

How to build a vertical planter


Today we will see how to build a vertical planter with salvaged items such as pallets or simple plastic bottles. The process of building a vertical planter with plastic bottles it can be replicated with tin cans, glass cans or with classic terracotta pots.

After seeing how to build a garden planter, we will see how to build a vertical planter taking advantage of the spaces adjacent to the walls.

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How to build a vertical planter with pallets and bottles
Here's what it takes forbuild a vertical planter:

  • Scissors
  • 6 plastic bottles of 1.5 liters
  • 1 pallet
  • 6 zip ties
  • non-toxic paint
  • topsoil
  • drill and pins or hooks

Cut the bottoms of the bottles. Place the bottles on top of each other and fasten them with the clamps by passing them through the pallet boards. To fix the pallet to the wall you will need a drill and pins. If the wall is thin and cannot support the force of the drill, to fix thevertical planter on the wall it is possible to use hooks such as those used by electricians.

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Advice to extend the life of yours vertical planter
The pallet is made with raw wood, for this it will be necessary to scratch it with a sander or finish it with a few passes of sandpaper. Furthermore, if the vertical gardenthat you intend to build must be placed outside, to extend the life of your efforts, it is better to paint thepallet with waterproof paints to make it more resistant to atmospheric agents.

How to build a vertical fieoriera using only the bottles
Those who prefer can build a vertical planter using only bottles in PET material. In this case, the planter obtained will be of the hanging type.

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In this case, the material to use will be even easier to find. For build a vertical planter in the bottle you will need:

  • Scissors
  • PET plastic bottles
  • String
  • Topsoil
  • Seedlings to grow
  1. Place the bottle on a horizontal plane, with a pair of pointed scissors, remove the top of the bottle leaving about 5 cm of plastic at both ends. Be generous with the plastic to leave because that's where you'll need to make the holes for the support.
  2. Once you have removed some of the plastic, puncture the two outer edges of the bottle. The holes should be large enough for your twine to pass through. The hole must be conducted parallel both in the upper side (where you cut) and in the lower side (part of the intact plastic) of the bottle.
  3. The string will hold the bottle thanks to somewashersmetallic or knots made with another ribbon. The knots should only be made after inserting the twine into the holes.

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Video: Building Vertical Planter for Succulents (October 2020).