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By Erogers

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Do I need to cover bottom of pots with small stones before I plant bedding plants



I do as it stop the compost falling through at first and then the holes clogging and promotes good drainage.

11 May, 2011


Or you can use bits of broken clay pot or lumps of polystyrene such as come in packing if stones are not available.

11 May, 2011


The polystyrene helps reduce the weight of big pots too.

11 May, 2011


I don't always, specially for summer bedding, unless my pot has no drainage, in which case I place about 3 inches of gravel in the bottom.

12 May, 2011


I have this theory that with crocks in the bottom I dont get infestations through the bottom of the pot

12 May, 2011


I like your optimism, Drc, lol! I find a jeycloth in the bottom helps with that.

13 May, 2011


Or a bit of weed suppressant which was a suggestion of yours I have used Bamboo.

13 May, 2011

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