Here's a little garden trick that my mother taught me, and a trick I will one day teach my own daughter. Many of you may already use this trick yourself. It's a simple idea, but it will save you some dirt (planting soil is expensive) and will also save your back (when you later decide to reposition the pot).
Here's the trick:
When planting in large planter pots, place plastic milk jugs inside the bottom portion of your pot before filling with soil.
This reduces the amount of soil needed to fill the pot and your flowers will never know the difference! The roots of most flowering annuals only extend a few inches deep and will never even reach the recyclables in the bottom portion of your pot.
On other notes, check out my red snapdragon flowers. They are supposed to be annuals, but year was so mild that they actually survived the winter, and are already in full bloom again!
Until next time,
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