Repurpose a plastic bottle and have tomatoes hanging around all summer
This simple project can be done in an hour and you’ll have cherry tomatoes dangling temptingly by the back door ready for salads all summer long. We recommend you make lots and hang them together in bunches. Green plastic bottles look most attractive if you have them but any will do.
You will need:
Used plastic bottles, between two and four litres
Cherry tomato plant seedlings
1 Clean your plastic bottles, removing any labels. Carefully cut away the bottom of the bottle.
2 Seal over the jagged edge with masking tape; then, using the hole punch, make four holes in the tape, one on each side of the bottle.
3 With the mouth of the bottle facing down, insert your tomato seedling and carefully work the plant into the mouth. Then spread the root ball out inside the bottle.
4 Fill the bottle three-quarters full with compost.
5 Thread your twine through the holes and tie securely together.
6 Hang somewhere sunny and water really regularly.