Wine bottles make a very artistic edging for a raised bed.
They come in different colors & shapes and can give a curved edge to the bed.
It’s a great way to recycle wine bottles. Now you can drink guilt-free knowing your bottles will not be filling up the landfills.
When inverted, the necks are buried in the soil to hold them in place & hold the soil back.
Not recommended for severe winter areas as they may heave & break due to severe cold.
** An extra bonus noticed after install; bees, butterflies & wasps will land & drink from the water collecting in the top of the bottles from rain or watering. 🙂
- Shape out your bed in a mound 6 inches deep.
- Soak the bottles to soften labels. (8 will fit into a 5 gallon bucket standing up,need to do a batch at a time as it takes a few hours for labels to easily scrape off)
- Strip the labels and aluminum neck collars from the bottles, a razor knife works well. (Be Careful of knife slipping wet bottle, wear gloves)
- Aluminum is a heavy metal and undesirable in veggie garden soils.
- Starting on one end of the bed, with your hand trowel, dig out a narrow hole for bottle neck.
- Fill in soil around the neck.
- Continue on down the edge of the bed adding bottles in a pattern of colors to your liking.
- After doing 4-5 bottles, back fill from the mound to stabilize the bottles upright.
- Continue with the next 4-5 bottles, and so on.