Pots with Feet: Great tip

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Pots with Feet

By Dutchlady1
July 13, 2012

For plants that require good drainage in pots, such as Adeniums (Desert Roses), for example, there are little terracotta feet available to put under the pot. They are not cheap, but there are other choices.

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Name: Michael Hicks
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chefmike92
Jul 12, 2012 7:59 PM CST
Thanks Hetty for reminding us or giving us one of the most important tips in raising so many of our plants.

It is so so important as you say most anything can be used I have even used broken pots for this

great tip
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kqcrna
Jul 12, 2012 8:44 PM CST
If needed, I generally use the screw on caps from milk jugs. Three or four under a large pot will raise it a cm. or so. It's enough to facilitate better drainage.

It's so dry this year, no elevated pots for me. I try to conserve every possible drop of moisture, any way possible. Sometimes my containers need water twice a day.

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Marilyn
Jul 12, 2012 9:32 PM CST
I started using Potrisers last year http://www.highcountrygardens.com/index/page/product/product...

http://www.potrisers.com/

At http://www.potrisers.com/ they have them in two different sizes. The smaller ones (like HCG offers) and larger ones for larger pots. I have and use both sizes and love them! I've been happy ordering from http://www.potrisers.com/ . I ordered from them last year and this year.

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extranjera
Jul 12, 2012 9:35 PM CST
I have about 6 of those clay pot raisers but now I can't remember where I got them. So, I use broken pieces of concrete tiles, I've got plenty of those since we renovated this old house. It really helps them drain and cuts down on the rot problem during the rainy season.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 13, 2012 4:22 AM CST
Yeah, clearly the bottom line is that you can use pretty much anything, and that if you place them way under the pot they will be pretty much invisible. But the key point is to get those pots off the surface...especially the ones with succulents etc.
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imapigeon
Jul 13, 2012 12:56 PM CST
I love pot feet, and it sounds like most of you have come up with great solutions for getting your planters off the ground and avoiding the dreaded "pot ring". But if anyone wants high-fired stoneware pot feet that will last a lifetime, let me know. I make them. I painted these to match my tiles, but I can do them in a plain glaze, or with no glaze at all, just the neutral clay color.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 13, 2012 1:02 PM CST
Cool! Thumbs up
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extranjera
Jul 13, 2012 1:46 PM CST
Those are beauties! Nice work! I remember now that the feet I have were brought to me from the US a year or two ago. I had good intentions of taking them down to the pottery making town about an hour from here and seeing if they would make some. Instead, I stuck them under some pots and forgot about it, maybe some day. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Marilyn
Jul 13, 2012 9:54 PM CST
In addition to the Potrisers, I've been using the extra bricks that were leftover when we built our house to put under my containers. Thumbs up

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NEILMUIR1
Jul 14, 2012 11:32 AM CST
Dear Hetty, as you know it can get very cold and wet in the UK. Our rules for all terracotta pots are; never put them on grass (lawns), bark (mulch), or soil. Always keep them on a flat surface (concrete), and if possible supported by fire bricks,
Fire bricks are what you make a barbecue from or something to melt iron, they are readily available as any bricks that overheat when in the kiln become non porous, so they are cheap. This is ideal to stand large pots on as no water can get into the bottom of the porous terracotta pot. No problems in the winter at all, and they of course let the water out of the pots in the summer.
Regards.
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