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4 Ways to Show Your Plants Some Beer LOVE

There seems to be some serious debate over whether or not beer is good for plants.  Some say it’s a great fertilizer, others say not so much.  However, beer bottles can be very plant friendly!  So with Earth Day approaching, I wanted to share a few ideas for showing your plants some beer love without wasting good beer or killing our oxygen loving friends.

1.  Make a Beer Bottle Plant Watering Globe.   Ever seen those overpriced glass globes that you fill with water and put into the plants for extended drip watering?  Well guess what, beer bottles can serve the same purpose – no money spent, and you’ll be repurposing.

2.  Proven Slug Killer Got Slugs???  Place a small amount of beer in a jar and bury the neck of the jar to drown slugs. Make sure to empty and replace the liquid after a rain since it will be diluted.

3.  Make an Indoor Bottle Garden Great DIY project.  Bring some fresh air and greenery indoors and reuse those bottles!  Visit Design Sponge for a step by step tutorial for creating an indoor garden out of empty beer bottles! .


Photo by Design Sponge


4.  Build a Bottle Walkway or Raised Flower Bed

Bury your bottles, bottoms up in the dirt for a interesting border edge to your flower bed. …Or stack them sideways for a raised bed. 

Photos from Apartment Therapy and Pinterest

Have other beer and garden ideas?  Or more creative ways to reuse those beer remnants?   Leave a comment and share!

Happy EarthDay!  Cheers Beers!

  1. April 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Too cool!

  2. April 26, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Very cool! You have serious skills.

    Just one criticism…

    I can never have that much glass in the yard with all the knucklehead kids about. Would surely prove to be a disaster (for whatever reason, they like to walk around barefoot). Knucklehead me left the patio umbrella out last winter. A windstorm occurred one night and knocked the umbrella and the table over. Did I mention that it was a glass tabletop? Sure, it was safety glass, but I was still picking bits of glass out of the lawn and patio for months after this incident.

    • April 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Oh wow! How could you possibly anticipate something like that happening? The walkway and raised beds are very cool though. By the way, the only skill I can take credit for is violating my poor plant by shoving a bottleneck into it. I might give the indoor bottle garden a try though – some fresh herbs perhaps 🙂

  3. April 27, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I love all these ideas. Brilliant and thanks for sharing!

  4. May 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I hope you don’t mind I had to repost this on my blog. It was just the right timing with me thinking about starting up the gardening this weekend and having a few brews!

    • May 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      I’m thrilled that you liked it enough to share. That’s what its all about! Many thanks and I hope your readers enjoy it 🙂

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