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Postby otnorot » Jun 10, 2008 8:15 pm

I get tired of my containers drying out so fast so this year I filled the container bottoms with maple leaves.This should stop the water from draining out to fast and supply the plants with nutrients.I'll let you know how it worked out.
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Postby Eeyore » Jun 11, 2008 12:50 am

Bill, I use coir fibre and add it to the soil mix in my pots. I find that it works well.
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Postby Grannygardener » Jun 11, 2008 1:16 am

At camp when I first started using half barrels for planting, I filled them half full with all the stuff (pine needles and leaves) that we raked up in the yard in the spring. Also added shredded newspaper. Then filled it with potting soil. Just needs topping up and a bit of mixing when I replant each spring. Edie
I've spent most of my time in the garden,the rest I've wasted. Edie Zone4A, Ont.
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Postby otnorot » Jun 11, 2008 7:03 am

Great idea Grannygardener.
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