During an Austin Organic Gardener's meeting, the speaker, Lucinda Hutson, showed a cool slide show featuring her use of glass bottles to edge a garden bed. She even used cork as mulch, and I thought this would be a great way to use our excess wine bottles and corks.
Here's my interpretation of the wine bottle edging project starting with prepping the bottles.
|Removing Bottle Foil Ring|
|Rinsing Bottles to Remove Labels|
|Clean Bottles Ready for the Garden|
With the stone removed, my darling assistant dug a trench to accommodate the bottles. I was going to help, but someone had to take pictures, right?
After placing the bottles in the trench, we packed soil tightly on both the front and back sides of the bottles. Fortunately, we had some soggy soil that had been left in a wheelbarrow during some rain, and it worked great for this purpose.
Uh oh, we're a few bottles short of finishing. I guess it's back inside for more wine...
So, a couple of weeks have passed and here we are... the finished product.
Looks like we'll be collecting cork for bit longer...