I have a planter but I do not have enough soil to fill it up. What can I use under the soil?
Christina: Rock would work well for drainage anyway!
Thank you Nan W.
Plastic water or soda bottles, rocks or gravel, packing peanuts. Or just buy more bagged soil.
So welcome Christina! I recently acquired some free planters on Nextdoor.com and after cleaning and painting will be doing the same thing. 🌞
If you have an especially big planter to fill, light, bulky materials are your best bet. Examples include plastic drink containers, milk jugs, crushed soda cans, foam packing materials and plastic or foam take-out containers. Wash the items well to make sure no food residue remains and fill the bottom one-fourth to one-third of the container with the filler. You can use a combination of items to get the best fit. Just make sure the items won't rot. You can also use foam craft balls and blocks from the floral section of a craft store, but these items can be pricey, especially if you need a lot of them.
Thanks William. I think I might try the plastic containers, since I do have a cake box.
Gravel or some other type of small rocks.
Thank you Zard
I use packing peanuts in my hanging plants. Allows for good drainage.
Pebbles or glass pebbles/marbles and they'll help with drainage, too.