Tip of the Week: Peanut Pots

Posted on January 30 2017

Tip of the Week: Peanut Pots

Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! This week, we’re showing you how to make your planter much lighter with a simple trick!

 

So you have a fairly large planter, for a plant whose root system will not dig that deep.  Well, what do you do?  Do you fill up the entire pot with soil—making it extremely heavy—or do you underfill it?  We have a solution that meets the best of both worlds. Take some simple packing peanuts, and fill up your pot about a third.  Then, grab a piece of landscaping fabric, and lay it over the peanuts.  

 

Fill with soil, then place your plant.  It is simple as that!  The peanuts provide density in your pot without the weight, and your plant will not know the difference, as it is restricted by the landscaping fabric.  However, water can still drain out of the pot, due to the peanuts being spaced apart.   With one simple move, you can incredibly decrease the weight that your pots have, making your gardening life so much easier! For more gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back next Monday for our latest Tip of the Week!

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