Recyclable Drainage

Has anyone else sent their kiddos out to the driveway with a bucket to gather up rocks so you can put them in the bottom of your garden pots for drainage… or is it just me? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Well not anymore thanks to RECYCLABLE DRAINAGE!

Ok, so it’s not that serious. But it is a pretty awesome tip if I must say. And quite simple. Simple as 1-2-3 really.

Step 1. Grab your empty soda or water bottles. Aluminum cans or the flimsy containers your small plants and herbs come in would work great too. Now throw them in the bottom of your garden pot.

Step 2. Pour your potting soil into your pot. Notice how you don’t use near as much as you normally would? Yippee! More potting soil = more stuff you can plant.

Step 3. Plant away! For this particular pot I chose a couple varieties of Basil. Oh my, how I just L.O.V.E. Basil.

That’s it! Told ya it was simple. But what a great way to use your old plastic bottles and cans for amazing drainage in your garden pots. Plus, not waste so much potting soil trying to fill up your pot.

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