I also want to show you how my late mom did her plant shelves to save space in our small side yard by showing you similar pics.
Veggie Plant Bottle Containers
You may cut the plastic bottle with a cutter first to provide a small initial slice, and then insert the scissors to use it for completing the cut. This makes the work safer.
So, do it initially with a sharp cutter to create a sliced cut where you can insert the pair of scissors.
Then, you can fill up the half bottles with your organic "soil" (made of pulverized rotten vegetable stuff) and plant your vegetables there.
See example pictures below.
|Vegetables in plastic|
gallons with a square
hole on one side.
|How bottles cut in half|
can serve as vegetable
or orchid container.
My mom solved her space problem when she wanted to have plants at our small side yard. She had a 5-layer wooden plant shelf constructed like stair steps--with risers and treads--and placed the earthen pots on the treads. See example below.
Below are other examples: