The Design Bungalow
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Asked on May 7, 2017

What can you add to the soil to use less soil, in a plant container ?

Llg007Suellen HintzJeannie Herman
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  • B
    on May 7, 2017

    i crush old soda cans, plastic water or milk contains to fill the bottom, then I cut a piece of landscape fabric a little bigger than the diameter of the pot. This will help the soil from draining out. Then fill with soil. You need to use your judgement as far as how much filler you need at the bottom (plastic items). This works for me and if you're filling large pots they don't become as heavy.
  • B
    on May 7, 2017

    i just added a comment but it's not showing
  • CeeJay
    on May 7, 2017

    First I would start with a layer of small rocks on the bottom of the pot then place a smaller size pot upside down over the rocks..........packing peanuts also take up space and allow for water drainage..............fill remaining space with soil.
  • Inetia
    on May 8, 2017

    Styrofoam peanuts in a plastic bag to fill the bottom of the pot.
  • Jennifer Bailes
    on May 8, 2017

    I use blocks of styrofoam that can easily be cut to pot size. They are easier to clear out when you repot that the small styrofoam bits.


  • Jeannie Herman
    on May 8, 2017

    I use plastic water bottles. Works great, allows for drainage and doesn't break down.
  • Suellen Hintz
    on May 9, 2017

    Packing peanuts or ghost farts can be placed in the very bottom of the pots.
  • Llg007
    on May 9, 2017

    beer cans :)
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