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Tips for Planting in Pots and Containers


Watch this video to find out how to keep soil from filtering out through the drainage holes in the bottom of pots, and the proper planting technique to use when planting in pots or other containers. ...More




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Tips for Planting in Pots and Containers

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When planting in pots or other containers:

  1. Place screen wire over the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot or container to prevent loss of soil.
  2. Use a prepared potting soil, rather than dirt from your yard, to ensure the soil is free from disease and insect pests.
  3. Plant your plants at the same depth they were originally planted at.
  4. Apply a time release fertilizer on top of the soil to keep plants healthy all season long. Watch this video to find out more.

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  1. michelle Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 11:21 am

    how can you keep them moisten? would you add gravel or mulch at the top?
    thanks

  2. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Hi Michelle,
    You can add several mulching materials on top of the soil in houseplants (regular garden mulch is too heavy) to help retain moisture. Read our article on How to Dress Up Your Houseplants with Mulch to find out more. Good luck with your project!

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