There is no doubt about the fact that consciousness for the environment has led to large number of inventions, energy saving technologies and using alternate renewable energy resources. This all is being done to save the future but what about the waste that is already present in our surroundings like empty beer or alcohol bottles? Well not a problem if you have creative mind and know how to recycle waste. We all love to see green gardens outside our homes and want our own plants to grow fastest. Now here is a unique but interesting method of recycling waste bottles to form a hot bed for plants that will enhance their growth. Late night booze party can prove to be useful now if you preserve all bottles and recycle them.
The estimated time required to complete this project is 1 day. It depends on the efficiency of the person involved in the project.
1. Get different types of bottles
2. A plant
3. Concrete material
1. Amass as many glass bottles as possible.
2. Rinse them properly with water.
3. Position the bottles in an area for raised bed.
4. Create one bottle row at a time.
5. Fix their necks solid in a way that the air movement is not blocked.
6. Make at least three layers for proper functioning.
7. Fill the center area with fertile soil.
8. Grow the required plant (peppers, tomatoes, melons, etc) inside the raised bed.
There is no expenditure in this project other than for concrete material which is also available in every household. Chalk power can also be used as a concrete material.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What is the mechanism of this project?
A. The above mentioned project is a great way to grow plants that flourish well in high temperature. The sunlight heats up the air inside the glass bottles and expands. This warm air is then hard-pressed out of the bottle neck into the soil which in turn heats up the soil and the plant growing in it. The warmed up soil enhances the plantâs growth and helps it to flourish faster. This mechanism is very helpful for the plants having limited growing season.
Q. Is this project Eco-friendly?
A. Yes, the project is thoroughly environmental friendly. It not only helps in plants growth but also recycles unused bottles that would have otherwise filled the landfills if not used here. There are no harmful emissions.
The shape of the hot bed depends completely on the available space in the garden. You can make it circular or square depending upon the space availability and convenience.
Things to Watch Out For:
1. Do not block necks of the bottles with concrete because then no air will pass into the soil, which means the project will not be any beneficial and also the expanded air will not find any space to escape which might burst the bottles.
2. Avoid using cracked bottles as they wonât serve the purpose because warm air will escape through the cracks.