Monday, April 16, 2012

A Tip for Planting in Pots

I've had success with this garden tip on how to keep soil from coming out the bottom drain holes of a pot when you water, and I would like to share it. If you so happen to be a quilter as well as a gardener, you are sure to have scraps of polyester fiberfill around.  Trace around the bottom of your pot onto the fiberfill, and cut out this circle; (see picture). Place it in the bottom of the pot before adding the potting soil. When you water the plant, the fiberfill will keep the soil from leaking out, but will allow the extra water to drain so roots won't get water logged. You can do this with large deck pots, also, to keep your deck tidy.(I would refrain from using a thick all cotton or wool batting, as this might keep water from draining out).  


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