Thursday, May 6, 2010

Recycle & Save Money

Just a little tip. When planting your container gardens this season take the plastic containers that your plant come in and place them in the bottom of your pots. Just fill your pots with plastic containers 1/2 full. Smash the down just a little bit. In a separate container or bin mix your potting soil with water and mix it up with a shovel. You will know when you have your soil wet enough when you can make a ball with it and it holds together loosely. You don't want it dripping water when you have made a ball with your hand. Fill your pots with your moistened potting soil. This is also a good time to add a slow release fertilizer. Adding these plastic containers to your pots will provide drainage for your container and also save your back if you have to move your pots. Potting soil can be expensive so save your money and help out the earth and recycle your plastic containers.

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