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Tips for Planting in Pots and Containers

By: Danny Lipford

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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Tips for Planting in Pots and Containers