Asked on May 10, 2017

What is the best soil and liners etc. to use for container plantings?

IrisGailJanet Pizaro


I want to block the holes so the soil does not get out, but want to allow for drainage and to maximize water retention.

6 answers
  • Cheryl Davis
    on May 10, 2017

    Place "used" coffee filters in the bottom!

  • Rita
    on May 10, 2017

    coffee filters let water thru but not soil.
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on May 10, 2017

    Yep! Coffee filters are the best!
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 10, 2017

    Use Miracle grow potting soil for flowers.
  • Gail
    on May 10, 2017

    I use Oak leaves because I have so many and it does not cost anything. Over time, it turns into compost and I use less soil. It is acidic so some plants do not do well but, others love and require that kind of soil. For example, Azaleas. The leaves keep the soil from draining out.
  • Iris
    on May 10, 2017

    I also use coffee filters, they work.

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