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RE: Please Add MORE 'My Favorite Gardening Tips' (Follow-Up #30)

posted by: leenda on 07.02.2003 at 11:40 am in Favorites Forum

I love big terra cotta pots overflowing w/ flowers! But I hate buying tons of potting soil to fill them and then trying to move them around to different locations.

So, I decided one year to buy bags of large chunk pine mulch and filled the pots 1/2 to 3/4 full with the mulch. Then I get a heavy duty trash bag, punched a bunch of holes in the bottom, filled the bag w/ potting soil (I rolled down the the sides of the trash bag until it was about 1 1/2 inches below the rim of the pot). After I planted my flowers in it, I topped it off with sheet moss to hide the trash bag.

Voila! Now I have attractive large pots, filled with flowers, that are easy to move. I save $$ on potting soil and the sheet moss mulches the flowers so I have to water less often!


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