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In late summer, you might find that potting soil in some of your baskets has become a bit compacted. Watering daily keeps the plants going, but often the plants become nutrient deficient and the soil medium has no nutritional value left to keep producing flower buds.
Sep 17, 2012 8:44 AM CST
|Should we be soaking those coco liners before we use them?|
I know some of the coco stuff that came in bags told us to soak it?
Sep 17, 2012 9:11 AM CST
I don't because I use a plastic liner. So the coco liner is for looks only. The soil is not in contact with it and therefore, there is no need to presoak it
Sep 18, 2012 4:09 AM CST
|Oh dear----I don't like the look of the liner, and want to put the plastic on the outside.|
I guess I should soak it.
Sep 18, 2012 6:41 AM CST
|If you have he soil in direct contact of the liner, then I guess it would be best to soak it. I find the liners easy to replace every 2 or 3 years. I find they don't deteriorate as quickly if you use a liner inside. My issue is the birds using the liners for nesting materials in the spring.|
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Sep 18, 2012 4:48 PM CST
|Where can replacement coco liners be purchased? I need one that will fit into a cone shaped basket.|
Feb 24, 2013 9:49 AM CST
|Most garden centers carry them and I have seen them at Walmart.|
They bring them in towards spring.
Jun 20, 2013 1:34 PM CST
|I wound up with the plastic on the inside as you do.|
The plastic does not look any better.
I placed a small deep saucer inside the plastic, and filled it with vermiculite.
Filled to top with potting soil, and then planted with the old "vining" petunias.
Then I lift them into position before watering them.
I did two others with petunia integrifolia, but they were too heavy to hang so
they are on a table for now.