Potting soil and basket types for Hanging Baskets

letsharmonize(USDA 5/2B Western)May 14, 2013

I'm planting my first hanging baskets in the White Mountains, and wonder what you more knowledgeable AZ gardeners might recommend: Plastic vs Coco baskets .... and high-grade (i.e. Black Gold) vs. "typical" potting soil. Thanks a lot!

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letsharmonize(USDA 5/2B Western)

also, someone suggested putting a baby diaper in a Coco basket, to aid in keeping the soil moist. What do you think?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 3:48PM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Interesting! I tend to go with plastic or glazed pots just because they need less watering that cocoa or fiber or unglazed pots. I use plain ol' Miracle-Gro all purpose container soil and have great luck (here in the Valley of the Sun). Let us know what you do and how it works out. When I've used cocoa fiber I did line it with some plastic shopping bags (with holes) to reduce mess and watering. Keep us posted and have fun! Happy gardening!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 12:49PM
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