He stacked up Coca-Cola bottles in his garden and look how at how it’s changed a year on.
Willem Van Cotthem, a Professor in Botanical Science at Ghent University in Belgium was behind quite an original and clever little project. At his house, he created a sort of vertical vegetable garden made from a tower of plastic bottles. This simple project is useful for those who don’t have a lot of green space available but have a small amount of space available such as a balcony. This garden, which is also environmentally friendly, can be built against a wall or against some kind of rigid frame. It works in both rural and urban areas and doesn’t cost a lot to put together!
After a year, the changes are incredible. The garden grew a lot and is now full of vegetables and herbs. To better understand what happened and how he did it, Willem Van Cotthem posted a video on YouTube explaining the different stages of his very unique garden. Now it’s your turn!