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STEP 3: Insert foil

Cut a short length of aluminum foil, roll it into a tube, and line the bottle with it. This will add an insulating layer that serves a dual purpose: it’ll keep sunlight from drying out the soil, and it will draw heat from those happy sunbeams to keep the plant’s roots toasty-warm.

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  1. Kendra Breton June 5, 2015 at 2:40 am

    well i put my cherry tomatoe plants in a plastic bottle and followed the recommended steps, in less than 24 hours my cherry tomatoe plants have decided they prefer to go up, all 6 of them have turned from straight tomatoe plants to curly tomatoe plants, dont think i like it, good thing the other 6 are in the garden

  2. Jaiprakash Kikan September 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Interesting , maybe the plants grow equally well upside down…I have used empty 3L discarded milk cans for thew purpose and found them to be suitable,but in the upright position.

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