Tips for Potting Plants

May 14, 2012

Foot and Shovel Digging to Plant in GardenWhen repotting plants, or planting new seeds, place a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot before filling it with soil. The filter stops the soil from leaking out of the holes in the bottom of the pot, it also helps keep the soil moist.


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March 19, 2012

When potting plants or seeds, place a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot before filling it with soil. The filter stops the soil from leaking out of the holes in the bottom of the pot and making a mess in the saucer.

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May 2, 2012

When you're using a planting pot, the bottom always has a hole for the water to drain out.To avoid losing dirt out of this hole, just put two coffee filters in the bottom. This will keep dirt in and allow for water drainage.

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April 5, 2019

Do you come home from work late and it's too dark out, but you need to repot some plants?

Repotting Plants Inside your House - potted plants sitting in a plastic container

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February 10, 2010

This is a so simple idea that I saw the other day that I could kick myself for not using it all these years. When planting in any container with a hole in the bottom and you don't want the dirt or whatever to come out, use a coffee filter.

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May 12, 2008

Always scrub out last year's pots with a slight bleach solution to kill any fungus, blight, or other diseases that may have accumulated in your pots from last year's use. After soaking in a slight bleach mixture, make sure you wash extremely well in HOT water to get rid of the bleach.

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February 24, 2009

You know how difficult it is to scoop up potting soil when potting plants? Well, they make a wonderful tool for that, one that I had not seen and was pointed out to me.

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December 27, 2004

Here are some tips for repotting plants. When repotting plants, I always hated how the soil fell through the drainage holes.

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