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Potting Plants

DIY pot plant ideas. Ok the Pot Plant title makes me snicker. I think that they meant plant pots. But they do look cute!

Gravel around the foundation for drainage, plant shrubs along to help soak up water. Like the idea of the large rock to prevent erosion from the water spicket. Maybe a few cool pots or barrels with plants too? I like :)

Planters made of tomato stands. One method to create elevated heights for potted plants in garden beds.

A great example of potted gardens, create your own potted garden for your small spaces, move them seasonal and create new designs through out the year. Rotdcreations

Eggshells: Microwave for three minutes, remove, crush into a fine powder, and place them in a cloth sachet. Then drop the sachet into your watering can to give your potted plants a nice nitrogen-boost.

coffee filter in the bottom of your flower pot to prevent soil from draining through. Brilliant.

Used coffee grounds can keep ants away. Plus, they can get rid of odors, stimulate your potted plants, and more, making them worth holding onto.

  • Leanne Paetkau

    No worries, I wouldn't have thought about it myself until I saw them in clinic

  • Peggy Patry

    Thanks Leanne patetkau for the infor....I have 2 dogs and didn't know.

  • Leanne Paetkau

    Just make sure your dogs don't eat them - I've treated a few toxicities due to pets eating the coffee grounds spread around the yard!

  • Debbie Jones

    Thats great to know.

  • Peggy Patry

    starbuck's gives generously whenever asked

Wine corks are an excellent mulch for potted plants or small beds.

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10 *Brilliant* Frugal Gardening Tricks! I've used the tp roll trick for a few years now. When I plant the roll I leave a bit of it exposed. It not only helps to guide the plant upright but more importantly keeps the bugs away. And I label each roll w the variety of seed so when I finally get around to marking the plants I have a quick reminder of what's what!

What Size Pot? Use the guide for the minimum pot size for many vegetables and herbs. This guide is for one plant per container unless noted otherwise; if you want to plant multiples, go up at least one size. Be sure to give plants proper support. Insert a tomato cage or trellis in the pot for tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and peppers.