The first one that I removed was because one side of the rope snapped and it was dangling by one side. So I removed it for safety reasons. I didn’t want another soda bottle falling like one did when I did my fall planting. Safety first.
The other that was removed was the bottle with the basil. It was apparent weeks ago, when I realized that basil isn’t a cold weather herb, but I was holding on to the fleeting thought that it would revive.
After the bottles were removed, I dumped them into my indoor compost bin where it will eventually make it’s way back out to the garden again.
Gotta keep the fire escape as clear and safe as possible.