Raised Garden Bed with Wine Bottle Edging

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. 🙂

Directions:

  1. Shape out your bed in a mound 6 inches deep.
  2. 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)
  3. Strip the labels and aluminum neck collars from the bottles, a razor knife works well. (Be Careful of knife slipping wet bottle, wear gloves)
  4. Aluminum is a heavy metal and undesirable in veggie garden soils.
  5. Starting on one end of the bed, with your hand trowel, dig out a narrow hole for bottle neck.
  6. Fill in soil around the neck.
  7. Continue on down the edge of the bed adding bottles in a pattern of colors to your liking.
  8. After doing 4-5 bottles, back fill from the mound to stabilize the bottles upright.
  9. Continue with the next 4-5 bottles, and so on.

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