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Coke bottle tek: A terrarium technique

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EGA's new guide documents a simple, innovative and recyclable technique that anyone can use to easily grow plants from seed.

 

Coke bottle tek is a modification of the famous 'take-away tek', which uses plastic bottles for raising cacti and succulents from seed. Coke bottle tek is a set-and-forget technique, allowing plants to become more established with less human intervention, better preparing them for outdoor, in-ground environment and reducing the need for up-potting. Coke bottle tek also represents a more recyclable and environmentally friendly alternative to take-away tek.

 

This technique being used to successfully cultivate Trichocereus spp., Lophophora spp., Hylocereus spp., Gymnocalycium spp., Astrophytum spp., Ariocarpus spp., Ferocactus spp., and of course many different trees and herbs.

 

Halcyon and Dr Liam Engel are passionate ethnobotanists and longstanding members of The Corroboree forum.

 

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Download the tutorial here: https://gardenstates.entheogenesis.org/coke-bottle-tek-a-terrarium-technique/

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Detailed tek, thank you - I have a few hundred ario seeds to plant, looikng forward to giving this a try. 

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There was a plastic-bottle terrarium craze in the '80s, when the 2L Coke bottles first came out (with a separate black plastic base, in those days). 

I think there's a SAB tek on using this method to propagate iboga. 

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On 29/09/2021 at 4:19 PM, fyzygy said:

There was a plastic-bottle terrarium craze in the '80s, when the 2L Coke bottles first came out (with a separate black plastic base, in those days). 

I think there's a SAB tek on using this method to propagate iboga. 

 

LOL... I feel old again reading that. Had armies of the black based terrariums. 

 

Thats a good resource for aspiring greenthumbs. 

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LOL, just found this thread, I'll have to add to it when I finish this big exam. :)

 

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