DIY Vertical Onion Planter

DIY Vertical Onion Planter
DIY Vertical Onion Planter

Shallots are golden-brown bulbs that resemble garlic. Spring onions are immature onions with a small, white bulb and a long, leafy green stem. Spring onions have a sharp,pungent flavour. Shallots are milder and sweeter.

If you use either in your kitchen, this could be the perfect way to grow them. It’s cheap, it’s practical and it’s made from an old plastic bottle.

DIY Vertical Onion Planter - Adding Soil

This vertical planter allows you to grow as many onion as you want in a very small space. You can easily fit this in your window garden right next to your kitchen, or anywhere in your garden without consuming a lot of garden space that could otherwise be used for planting other vegetables.

It’s easy to make as plastic bottles are everywhere, and they’re free! In an hour you’ll be able to create a couple of these for your garden, and in a few short weeks you’ll harvest your own home grown onions!


  • Plastic Bottle
  • Pot
  • Soil
  • Organic Fertilizer
  • Circle Template
  • Marker/Pen


  • Trowel
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors

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Thanks to Juli 2009 for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here