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2 litre Cke bottles.
January 3, 2011
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I'll be shifting in a new house and will face shortage of space. Any suggestions on which veggies can be grown in 2 litre pearl pet bottles. I was thinking in terms of transplanting a brinjal or chilli plant into one. Is it a good idea. Or would a creeper like bitter gourd grow well in it...please help with ideas as the balcony in my new house is small.

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January 6, 2011
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Hi SowerGrower,

With 2ltr coke bottle, I am not sure you can grow tomato/brinajl with regular soil based fertilizers. if you are practicing hydroponics, then you can grow them. Spinach, lettuce can be readily grown.

With good nutrient solution, you can grow many veggies.

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January 6, 2011
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I don't know nothing about hydroponics. Confused ( haven't been through your articles on it ). The new place has a smallish balcony and I've got a lot of potted plants which I'm afraid will not fit in that little space.

Will spinach grow round the year ? What vegetable will grow in natural light with very little or no direct sunlight ?

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May 24, 2011
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Hi Slowgrower,

 

Have you had any luck since this post with growing anything in Coke bottles? I found this site useful in converting 2L bottles into containers to grow herbs. http://www.instructables.com   --> Self-watering-recycled-plant-pot-for-growing-herbs/.

i am trying to grow Basil( if it roots in the first place) in such a container.

 

Do keep us posted on your experience, as I too have an issue of wanting to grow vegetable in a small balcony.

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May 24, 2011
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SowerGrower wrote..

What vegetable will grow in natural light with very little or no direct sunlight ?

i've found that the quality of indirect sunlight can make a vast difference

small example ;   basil is supposed to need a minimum of 6 hours 'direct sunlight' per day, but in these summer months, mine seem to thrive (producing lots of leaves & growth) with just 1 or 2, or 0 hours direct sunlight (just indirect sunlight or diffused sunlight all day) not using any kind of fertilizer or anything whatsoever– the winter months are a totally different issue. (so depending on the intensity of your indirect sunlight you could maybe try[other factors besides the seasons affect the intensity too,.. I'd think.])

usually leafy vegetables like spinach, & salad greens can grow in partial shade

vegetables that bear some kind of fruit , usually need lots of sunlight

broccoli can take heavy shade, lettuce can be grown in partial shade, also Patra leaves (Xanthosoma sagittifolium)

concerning space,..

i've read that quote:" Bush beans can be grown in 4" of space and peas 2-3"" (soil depth in inches)

 

sraye;

a direct link to your container would've been nice 

 

my experience with basil is that it grows quite easily & fast!

make sure that the water supplied to the container is after the soil has dried out.

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May 26, 2011
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sraye

thanks buddy, for the beautifull site. it is full of great knowledge and new ideas. thanks.

 

darkstorm

here is the direct link

http://www.instructables.com/i.....ing-herbs/

 

thankx

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May 26, 2011
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thanks for the link

simple & very practical container, nice !

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February 28, 2012
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have a look at this site. it gives a neat way of using coke bottles for a vertical garden

 

Bottle tower gardening: how to start ? (Willem Van Cotthem)

 

Ganesh

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September 7, 2012
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Sower I think most of the things can grow in 2 ltrs bottle but if the plant is too big it might have problem of stability as bottle have very small base. I am trying to grow meri gold in this bottle but I am apprehensive about the stability of the bottle.  If I am not able to hold the bottles upright next time I will add some sand to the mix, right now using only coco peat + Compost.  

Lets grow things & find out. I think it is the best advice any new Gardner can have. 

 

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December 6, 2012
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I have tried some of these, but no luck. I gave up my experiments with these.

~Jay

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December 6, 2012
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I tried growing chilli plants in this bottles but they died later. It needs some spreading space for chilli plants as i noticed this thing.

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