Alternative to Coir Basket Liners

By rosesse
June 16, 2015

Trish said in a recent podcast that she dislikes coir liners for baskets. So do I!

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Jun 15, 2015 9:22 PM CST
Name: Trudy
Youngsville, LA (Zone 9b)
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For a month I've been annoying myself by forgetting to buy a new liner to utilize a needed wire hanging basket. You gave me an alternative I hadn't thought of. I, too, have a good size roll of a nice thick weed cloth that I could & will use now. Thank You! for the instructions of how you attached it & all.
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Jun 16, 2015 4:55 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Great idea!
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Jun 16, 2015 7:53 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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I dislike all things coir because of their negative environmental impact.
I do not like the look of coir baskets, and have been using large plastic containers inside the wire frames. Thank you for a good alternative.
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Jun 16, 2015 8:06 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Great idea! I have a wire trough on a stand on my front porch. It had a coir liner that the birds have been picking apart for nest building. Every plant I put in there over several years has failed. I never would have thought to line it with landscape fabric. I did toss the coir and purchased 5 plastic terracotta pots and set them inside the trough.
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Jun 16, 2015 9:08 AM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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CarolineScott said:I dislike all things coir because of their negative environmental impact.
I do not like the look of coir baskets, and have been using large plastic containers inside the wire frames. Thank you for a good alternative.


What negative environmental impact?
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