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Sometimes planters are deeper than our plants really need.  Filling them entirely with soil is not only costly, it can lead to over watering simply because the plants will not be able to make use of the deep level moisture.  Try using aluminum cans and the plastic pots from the nursery to fill space. It saves money and is a great way to re-purpose and recycle.

If you have a huge planter fill it with plastic to save on potting soil. If you have a huge planter fill it with plastic to save on potting soil.

Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, she fill the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles!  They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight!

Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, fill with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight!

JeffCo Gardener: Saving Soil When Planting Large Planters by Caroline Reardon-- cans in the bottom, then landscape cloth over that. What a clever idea to save soil.

JeffCo Gardener: Saving Soil When Planting Large Planters by Caroline Reardon-- cans in the bottom, then landscape cloth over that. What a clever idea to save soil. can also use milk jugs

Placing one uncracked raw egg in a pot then cover with soil and plant will serve as a natural fertilizer for the growing season. redbookmag.com

How to grow chickens.lol Prepare the pot. Place one uncracked raw egg in the pot — as it decomposes, it will serve as a natural fertilizer — and cover with soil. Read more: How to Plant a Vegetable Garden - Herb Gardening - Redbook

When repotting a plant, turn a plastic pot upside down in the new, larger container and add soil around it. When you're done, pull out the plastic pot and there will be plenty of room inside the bigger container to place your plant's root ball. | Photo: Nancy Andrews | thisoldhouse.com

10 Uses for Plastic Plant Pots

OMG DUH, When repotting a plant, turn a plastic pot upside down in the new, larger container and add soil around it. When you're done, pull out the plastic pot and there will be plenty of room inside the bigger container to place your plant's root ball.

Cut the bottom off a plastic pot to contain invasive plants & bury in the ground. I have been doing this for a few years & works great for containing plants that tend to spread, but that I still want to plant in the garden. This also works good for planting a plant in an area that tends to get filled with roots etc. from other plants. I will use a larger pot so that the plant can spread it's roots and grow deeper roots, but keeps other tree roots from choking out the one I planted.

Stop Invasive Plants From Taking Over Your Garden

Cut the bottom off a plastic pot to contain invasive plants & bury in the ground, works great for containing plants that tend to spread. Use a larger pot so that the plant can spread it's roots and grow deeper roots. Great for bamboo!

self watering container garden. could use this idea in all potted plants, just water in the tube not scorched plants!

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This brilliant kit lets you create a trellis in any shape that you want.

This brilliant kit lets you create a trellis in any shape that you want.

Wall Trellis Kit : Use silicone glue to bond a number of anchors to a wall or window. Next, string the wire from anchor to anchor to create a frame. Finally, use the vinyl tape to support plants on the newly created trellis.

Provide drainage while keeping large pots light: Cut dollar store pool noodles and use as drainage material instead of stones. Large planters will be light enough to move later if needed.....

Provide drainage while keeping large pots light: Cut dollar store pool noodles and use as drainage material instead of stones. Large planters will be light enough to move later if needed. Cut up pool noodeles.

The secret to insane planter growth. One ingredient for impressive plants - so easy!

The secret to insane planter growth. One ingredient for impressive plants - so easy! Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Smart-Release Plant Food, (Plant Fertilizer)

Trimming christmas cactus

Christmas Cactus Pruning - How To Trim A Christmas Cactus

use empty milk cartons to fill up space in large pots.. so you don't have to use as much dirt, and it isn't as heavy!

When planting in large planter pot, place plastic milk jugs inside the bottom of your pot before filling with soil. You'll save money on soil! What a great idea.I used smaller jugs and water bottles .depending on the size of your pots!

More Garden Containers You Never Thought Of • Tons of Tips & Ideas! Some are excellent vertical garden ideas.

More Unique Garden Containers You Never Thought Of

One of our most popular series of posts has been "Containers You Never Thought Of". So we decided it was time to update this post with even more new, unique garden containers for you. And we found some amazing creative planter ideas!

Pennies to keep the bird bath clean-how smart. The copper in pre1982 pennies keeps the algae from growing

Pennies to keep the bird bath clean-how smart. Put in pre 1982 copper pennies

Dried Banana Peel Chips Great Plant Fertilizer~I have used this with my roses, and they bloom like crazy after I put the banana peels on them

How to Feed Roses With Banana Peels

Dried Banana Peel Chips Great Plant Fertilizer~ roses bloom like crazy

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