large Ceramic flower pots

planter55May 30, 2007

I was wondering how you fill your ceramic pots so that they can be easily moved for winter storage. I don't want to fill mine completely with potting soil or I will never be able to move it. Any suggestions?

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abq_bob(USDA 5a/SS 2A)

I fill them as normal, but I put them on wheeled carts that are specially made for large planters.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 4:31PM
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I turn a plastic pot upside down and put in the bottom of the larger pot and fill around it with packing peanuts. Works great and helps with drainage.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 6:48PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

I to have put a pot upside down within the larger pot. I cannot comment on the packing peanuts.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2007 at 1:51PM
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Packing peanuts have worked for me. The only problem is that if you want to empty your pots and re-use the potting soil, you have to pick the packing peanuts out of the dirt because it all mixes together to some extent. ... I use soda cans, yogurt containers, even juice bottles in the bottom of my pots.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2007 at 12:02AM
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Late to the conversation, but...

I use packing peanuts, but I contain them inside plastic shopping bags, like the ones Target insists on foisting on us. Fill the bag 2/3 of the way, tie it shut, and tuck it into the bottom of the pot. It's much easier to clean up at the end of the season!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 12:19PM
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