How to Prepare a Large Pot for a Container Garden – YouTube
- Water/soda bottles.
- Water or milk jugs (lids on, if possible)
- Solo cups (turned upside down)
- Take-out plastic food containers.
- Empty detergent bottles.
- Nursery pots and 6-packs (turned upside down)
- Unused plastic pots (turned upside down)
“Skip the gravel inside the bottom of individual or pot liners – It is a myth that a layer of gravel (inside the bottom of an individual pot) beneath the soil improves container drainage. Instead of extra water draining immediately into the gravel, the water “perches” or gathers in the soil just above the gravel.
What soil do you put in planters?
Most gardeners make potting soil by combining perlite or vemiculite with peat or sphagnum moss. Two other organic materials that you could add to your potting mix are leaf mold and compost, which offer a wide spectrum of nutrients.
How do you plant a large planter?
After you’ve filled the bottom of your planter with your filler material, cover the materials with a piece of landscape fabric. Then, fill your planter with a lightweight potting soil and plant your flowers. Your plants will have all the soil they need without the extra weight.
Should I fill a large planter with soil?
You don’t need to fill a large planter with soil (unless you want to and can afford it). There are plenty of other materials you can use that work well and ensure the potted plant or tree continues to grow and thrive.
What can I use for drainage in pots?
How to Get the Best Drainage for Your Container – YouTube
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