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How to Create Drainage in Planters Without Holes
Hello hello, and welcome to the first in what will be an ongoing series of quick-tip-themed posts. I have a lot of ideas floating around that I want to share, so I’m going to start sharing them branded as quick tips. That way, you won’t be too disappointed when you click in and think “that’s it?” 🙂 My first quick tip is how to create drainage in planters without holes.
Many plant pots that are designed to house plants have built-in drainage in either the bottom or the sides. Drainage is critical for many plants because you don’t want the water puddling in the bottom of your planter, causing problems and making for some unhappy, water-logged plant roots. That said, I like to use a lot of things that aren’t meant to be planters (like this teacup!), so building in drainage might be a necessary step to ensure your plants stay happy.
So how do you quickly and easily build in drainage? Grab some pebbles and a coffee filter.
Here’s what you need:
- Pebbles or rocks, grab them outside or pick up a cheap bag from the dollar store
- Coffee filters, the number depends on how big your pot is
And here’s how to create drainage in planters without holes.
Step 1: Dump a layer of pebbles or rocks into your planter.
Step 2: Add a coffee filter on top. Use multiple coffee filters if one doesn’t cover enough space. The filter is to help prevent the soil from getting down into the rocks while you’re planting. The filter will deteriorate through time, but by then the soil and roots will be much more established.
Step 3: Add soil and plant!
There you have it, a planter with drainage. By the way, do you like this planter? Come back next Wednesday to see the full DIY for it as part of February’s 10-Minute DIYs theme. 🙂
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