Potting Soil for Hanging Baskets - Knowledgebase Question

camp hll, PA
Question by mecrowley
March 27, 1999
My hanging baskets get too heavy after filling with soil and plants, and then get heavier after waterings. What can I mix with the soil so the baskets aren't so heavy ??

Answer from NGA
March 27, 1999


To be honest, these containers just are heavy -- most soilless ( eg peat based) mixes are very light and the weight is primarily from the water the plants need to survive. I'm sorry I can't think of any alternative except to use smaller containers and water more often, and of course, be sure you are using one of the soilless mixes.

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