How to plant with a coco liner?

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Do I add anything else to the basket before flowers?
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  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 09, 2016
    Awesome choice for planters! There are many types of coconut planter liners to choose from. They come in various shapes and sizes to meet just about anyone’s needs. These water-saving coconut liners are perfect for use indoors and out and are normally placed within planting troughs, window boxes, hanging baskets, and other types of planters/containers. You can choose a liner shaped to fit your planter or hanging basket or use the preformed coconut coir that can be placed over top of the container and then pressed down inside, conforming to the shape of the container. Once placed inside the planter, you can moisten the liner and add potting soil or other planting medium. You may also want to consider adding in some water absorbing crystals or perlite to the potting mix as well to retain additional moisture. In times of excessive heat and windy conditions, especially with hanging baskets, this additional moisture is necessary to keep plants from drying out. Although coconut fiber liners hold and absorb water well, they are still porous and apt to dry out more quickly. Check plants frequently to stay on top of their watering needs.
  • Dottie Weirich Dottie Weirich on May 09, 2016
    A good potting soil and a time released food and water.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 10, 2016
    I would use a moisture control potting soil. Once your plants have established then add either a liquid fertilizer or time release fertilizer .
  • Tan1781564 Tan1781564 on May 10, 2016
    I add an old kitchen plate or saucer to hold soil a bit better and keeps water from going right through
  • Liz Liz on May 10, 2016
    Use a layer of sponges or disposable diapers to keep water from running thru
  • Doreen Doreen on May 11, 2016
    I always add a plastic bag, like Walmart bag, to the bottom and curve it up the sides. That way you don't have to worry if you don't water every day when it doesn't rain. And, everyone has those laying around.