Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Tip 19 Keeping plants happy in hot weather in terracotta pots

Your terracotta pots won't dry out so quickly in hot weather if you line them with plastic.


Line a pot with a plastic bag and fill the pot with soil .

Tap the pot to settle the soil then trim plastic bag below the rim. Push a stick up from below into the hole in the pot to pierce the plastic to let water escape

Add plants and add a little more soil.  Water well and you will now have happy potted plants which won't need watering so often. This worked for me last year. I hope people in hotter countries than the UK might find this tip useful 

1 comment:

  1. This works..!! Hubby uses this trick too.
    Great one Marion.. x