A Quick Potting Tip: Potting tip

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A Quick Potting Tip

By wildflowers
June 25, 2012

When potting plants, put some fallen leaves in the bottom half of the pot and then add potting soil. The leaves will keep the water draining and hold the soil in. Over time the leaves will compost, which really makes the plants happy. It works especially well with big pots, cutting down on your potting soil expense!

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Jun 26, 2012 11:10 AM CST
I like this idea of the leaves. I'm usually potting in the spring so don't have brown leaves. I use small cedar pine cones that are available to me all year. They serve the same purpose. I will keep the idea of leaves for fall potting.
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Jun 26, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Pine cones are a good idea too, for those that have access to them! Thumbs up

And if you have any available pots in the fall, maybe you can put the leaves in and save them for spring.
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