Save your plastic bottles, you’re gonna need them for your garden

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As consumers, many of us are constantly looking for ways to reduce our environmental “footprint” — recycling, reusing, repurposing — in an effort to help better the environment. There is also an upward trend in homeowners planting their own garden to reduce environmental impacts from chemical applications and minimize chemical residues on produce. So it makes sense that homeowners have come up with incredibly ingenious ideas to repurpose common items until useful garden hacks.
These awesome 9 ideas will take some of your used plastic bottles and reuse them creatively in your garden, saving them from being thrown away or sent away to be recycled.
1. Mini greenhouse
Tender plants, seedlings especially, will benefit from being grown inside clear plastic bottles. Cut the bottom off of a clean bottle and place it over the plant, pushing it down into the soil. This mini greenhouse will help protect the plant from frost, rain, and wind.
2. Drip Feeder
You don’t have to install fancy, expensive irrigation system to self-water garden plants. Drill/poke holes in the sides of a large, clean plastic bottle and then bury it next to a plant so the neck is slightly above the soil surface. Fill with water as needed.
3. Watering can
There’s no need to buy a watering can if you have a spare juice bottle at home! Clean it out well, and using a small drill bit, drill holes in the cap. Fill the bottle with water, screw the cap back on and you have a DIY watering can.
4. Sprinkler
Poke or drill holes in one side of an empty, clean 2-liter plastic bottle to create a yard and garden sprinkler. Add a female hose end, a female swivel adapter, and some hose washers to connect it directly to your garden hose.
5. Fruit Picker
Picking those high limbs on your fruit tree(s) just got incredibly easier with this great plastic bottle hack. Take a 2-liter bottle, cutting a hole on the side at the bottom, and then add a handle to the neck of the bottle. Slip the fruit into the hole, pull down and your peaches, pears, and apples drop safely into the bottle.

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