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Metal Basket Container Planting

By webesemps
July 22, 2016

There are many metal objects available to use for container planting, such as tubs, troughs, cans, buckets, cups, bowls, etc. While browsing through an antique mall, I found a metal basket that I thought was quite distinctive. The question I asked myself was, "What do I do with it?" My answer: "Plant succulents, of course!"

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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Jul 24, 2016 2:06 PM CST
Absolutely stunning basket! Love it. The screen idea was brilliant. I sometimes use an old piece of double knit material. One other thing I do in baskets such as these is to line with a single layer of a garbage bag with several tiny holes punched in it with a small nail, which could help keep the soil in, but more importantantly, let's the water flow through more slowly, therefor wetting the soil more fully when watering, giving plants a better drink. This method has served me very well for many years.
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 24, 2016 2:40 PM CST
Donna, thank you much for sharing your experience/idea. Will definitely keep that in mind when I plant those that need a "better drink"! Smiling
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Jul 28, 2016 12:59 PM CST
Bev, it has served me so well for many years. I'm glad you might find it useful.
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill

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