Flower Pot Drain Hole Cover: Just lay a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot covering the hole before filling the pot. The soil will stay in the pot and the water will still drain out because that is what coffee filters are designed to do; let water through. They last for a long time, too; by the time they fall apart, the potting soil is well packed and the plant has roots that hold the soil together.
Gardening Care Tips While on Vacation - Garden Planning
When you're going on vacation, a DIY watering system is the perfect way to take care of your plants. All you need is a wine bottle, glass pebbles and Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. Fill an old wine bottle 1/4 of the way with glass pebbles, add water, place upside down in the soil and hit the road! Remember, wine bottles are BYOB.
DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles
The 'system' is super simple. All we do is grab some 2-liter plastic bottles, punch 2 holes into the sides & 2 into the bottom & plant bottles next to our plants. Fill them with water & our plants will get that slow watering they prefer. Also a great way to lighten up those heavy garden containers while cutting down on potting soil.
the world's most perfect fertilizer + pesticide is epsom salt. This is so true- every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt- I promise a great garden all season.