DIY Vertical Onion Planter

DIY Vertical Onion Planter


Here’s a great way to have fresh chives all year round. Just cut the longest ‘leaves’ each time you need to add some rich flavour to your cooking! It’s an easy project and one that your children will enjoy as the results are very obvious, very quickly.

DIY Vertical Onion Planter

If you love to cook you know that nothing beats the flavour of fresh onions for your salads, dips or soup. Wouldn’t it be nice if you can just pluck them straight from your garden without even walking outside?

But why bother growing onions when they’re available all year round from the supermarket? For one thing store-bought produce is hardly fresh. In most cases there’s no way of knowing where they came from or how long they have been stored. You also have the comfort of knowing your produce is free of herbicides and pesticides. Another benefit is that there’s no waste becuase you only cut as much as you need and the final benefit is that you get to save money as you don’t have to buy them.

It all boils down to growing your own onions. The good news is that you don’t need a huge backyard. This project shows you how you can have all the chives you want right in your windowsill! All you need is a plastic bottle which you can get for free.


  • Big Plastic Bottle (5-Liter)
  • Soil
  • Onion Sprouts
  • Water


  • Cutter
  • Heated Metal (optional, for making holes)

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Thanks to Auntie Dogma’s Garden Spot for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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