First, I show you the original 1979 terrarium...
|Step One: Pop off the plastic bottle's colored bottom (get a finger under it and pull)|
trying not to crack the plastic of the soda bottle (much cheaper plastic back then).
|Step Two: Cut the clear inner bottle, just below its upper bulge at the top.|
I think a utility knife/xacto blade might work better here but don't think they
were invented yet.
|Step Three: Make a slit from the bottom edge up 2-inches of one side of the |
resulting dome, overlap the cut's edges, and fit the rounded piece
into the flat-bottomed base.
|Final step: add small layer of gravel at the bottom, then a small layer of |
sand, with the rest soil. Plant your terrarium plants, water till moist, then add
a layer of decorative rock (aquarium rocks), put the dome on and
viola you are done!
Second, the new 2013 version of the same terrarium idea.
|2013 soda bottle terrarium|
|2013 self watering soda bottle planters|
And now for the ultimate version called an ecocolunm!
|What a great project to do with kids!|
Sidebar here, as I was searching for some information online about the soda bottle terrariums I came across this blog.
With these pictures...very cool but not sure how healthy growing in plastic would be. Anyone? Though I guess growing something when you have nothing is better than nothing at all.
|Lots and lots of herbs and veggies to eat!|
|Very innovative with recycling plastic bottles.|
Today I give thanks for the things I have in my life and am grateful!
How about you?
Happy Fall y'all!!!