How is drainage in oilcloth wire basket liners?

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the oilcloth wire basket liners, do you poke holes for drainage?


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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Mar 23, 2021

    Hi Carolyne, yep that's what I've done in the past or just used a separator between the cloth and the soil such as little rocks etc.

  • This article has a little blurb about it. https://theecologist.org/2013/apr/11/grow-your-own-pots

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Mar 23, 2021

    here is some info but everything I find says to poke small holes for drainage

    https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Pot-Liners-for-Plants

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 23, 2021

    I would, to be on the safe side.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 23, 2021

    Yes, just poke little holes for drainage.

  • Janice Janice on Mar 23, 2021

    Yes, a few small holes for drainage. I often place a few layers of the fiber-like coffe filters between the potting soil and the oil cloth so the soil doesn't wash away as time goes by.

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 23, 2021

    Hi Carolyn: Yes, you poke small holes, about the size of a pencil led, on the bottom and maybe a couple on the sides. Then, you can put some moss in the bottom, your soil and your plants. Hope this helps.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Mar 23, 2021

    Here is some info on oilcloth https://www.oilclothbytheyard.com/pages/about-us

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 24, 2021

    Here are some ideas on how to keep the drainage holes open so they don't clog.

    You can add protection from clogging by placing a small, terra cotta pot upside-down over each drainage hole in your planter. Or place a fist-size rock or pot shard on top of a piece of mesh to add protection from soil washing through the drainage holes and clogging them. Poking sphagnum peat moss or cheesecloth loosely into the drainage holes of your planter won’t plug them but will help keep soil particles from washing out. Commercially made discs of coconut fiber, polyester or plastic filled with hydroponic rock also are available to place over drainage holes.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Mar 25, 2021

    Water will just go threw no need to poke a hole

  • Maura White Maura White on Mar 26, 2021

    If your water is not flowing out, then yes, a few holes are needed.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Mar 29, 2021

    Yes you could if water is not going through eventually the water will go through so now poke 2 holes opposite each other.

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