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

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  • B B on May 07, 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 B on May 07, 2017
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  • CeeJay CeeJay on May 07, 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 Inetia on May 08, 2017
    Styrofoam peanuts in a plastic bag to fill the bottom of the pot.
  • Jennifer Bailes Jennifer Bailes on May 08, 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 Jeannie Herman on May 08, 2017
    I use plastic water bottles. Works great, allows for drainage and doesn't break down.
  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on May 09, 2017
    Packing peanuts or ghost farts can be placed in the very bottom of the pots.
  • Llg007 Llg007 on May 09, 2017
    beer cans :)
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