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large Ceramic flower pots

Posted by planter55 Saskatchewan (My Page) on
Wed, May 30, 07 at 16:08

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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RE: large Ceramic flower pots

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

RE: large Ceramic flower pots

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.

RE: large Ceramic flower pots

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

RE: large Ceramic flower pots

  • Posted by kaky 7b SC (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 19, 07 at 0:02

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.

RE: large Ceramic flower pots

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!

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