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Old 09-07-2015, 07:10 AM   #1
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ok i bought a few, what i consider to be, huge glazed pots. what im planting in most of them are smaller plants. i was told i could put 1 gallon water jugs in the bottom to take up room.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:41 AM   #2
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I don't see a question, but yes there has been many kinds of things used to fill the volume of this kind of pot, before the soil and plant is installed.

Rocks, and a covering of landscape fabric is a favorite of mine, rocks for weight to prevent a tip over, fabric to hold soil up, and allow drainage.


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I usually cut 1/2" ply for the tapered ones so 1/2 the planter is empty on the bottom. The cylinder ones I turn the 3 gallon plastic containers the other plants came in upside down.
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With some imagination... Turn your pot into a self watering one.

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Old 09-08-2015, 09:45 PM   #6
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I still advocate that you put weighty objects in the bottom.

Because they will be top heavy without it, and a toddler will pull them over on themselves,
a bigger dog will knock them over being themselves,

a grandma leaning on the pot to smell the flowers will topple over with it, and break some brittle bones.

Just a few of many accidents waiting to happen.


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