Do Not Use Soda Bottles for Upside Down Herb Planters

Posted on Aug 3 2009 - 2:31am by Mike Lieberman

It’s been a bit over a week since I planted my upside down herb garden on my fire escape again. I planted them in soda bottles that were recycled into the upside down planters.

The results are the same though. Death.

So unless I am doing something horribly wrong, I wouldn’t recommend building and using this contraption to grow your herbs.

The first time I planted them, the herbs died quickly as well. It could’ve been because the soil was too heavy or because of my not so gentle hands. So I decided it was time to give it another go.

This time I used the coconut coir based soil and was definitely much more gentle, but the results were still the same.


Now I need to figure out another way to grow herbs on my fire escape. I need something that I can hang from the railing. Any ideas?