S02 Home grown in a bottle
S02 Home grown in a bottle
S02 Home grown in a bottle

Home-Grown in a Bottle

Grow a plant, some herbs or salad in a bottle

+2 Goals
45 m
Once per week

La Liga club Atletico Bilbao has a rule that all players must be "home grown" - coming from the local Basque region.

See if you can grow something at home ... and bask in praise from the neighbours.

What difference does it make?

It's a great feeling when you harvest and eat food you've grown yourself. And it brings nature a bit closer.

What do you need?

  • Empty plastic bottle
  • Pair of scissors
  • Compost
  • Seeds

Step by step

Need Help?

What should I plant?

You can try:

  • Herbs like basil, mint, parsley or chives,
  • Salads like lettuce or ruccola,
  • Microgreens like cress or radish which grow quickly
Where to find seeds and planting compost?

In any gardening shop. If you have a garden, normal garden soil is also usually fine for growing seeds in.

How long does it take for them to grow?

Salad needs about 40-45 days from the seed to full size. Cress needs 7 days and radish 3 weeks. Chives and parsley germinate after 2-3 weeks while mint and basil need 10 days.

What if i'm just planting in my garden/ or my school's garden?

Even better! In theory...given it is winter, we'd recommend to grow your plants inside.

Yet, if you have a greenhouse in your garden or at school, that's fantastic: check out what could grow under these conditions and send us a picture of your new seedling after a few days when its had the time to pop up for some light.

Have a question?

Send Coach Vlad a message and he'll help with your query.

Contact him via:

Planet Super League Ventures Ltd