Asked by: Inti Mondem
asked in category: General Last Updated: 24th April, 2020

How do you plant in a large container?

Types of large container gardens include herb gardens, vegetable gardens, annual and perennial flower gardens, succulent gardens and rock gardens.
  1. Select the right container.
  2. Use a container that has at least three to five drainage holes in the bottom.
  3. Fill your large container with potting soil.

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In this way, what can I use to fill the bottom of a large planter?

Light Materials. If you have an especially big planter to fill, light, bulky materials are your best bet. Examples include plastic drink containers, milk jugs, crushed soda cans, foam packing materials and plastic or foam take-out containers.

Furthermore, should I put rocks in the bottom of my planter? A layer of gravel at the bottom of a planting container was recommended for decades, even in published books about container plants. That erroneous advice may lead to root damage in plants. When gravel is at the bottom of a pot, it takes up room that otherwise soil would fill, making the pot much smaller for its plant.

Similarly one may ask, what grows in a large planter?

This could be a small tree or another great large plant, such as banana plants, cannas, grasses, palms, or shrubs. Using trees, shrubs, or large perennials that will survive the winter in your area gives you the advantage of having a good-looking pot year-round.

What do you put in the bottom of a planter for drainage?

Poking sphagnum peat moss or cheesecloth loosely into the drainage holes of your planter won't plug them but will help keep soil particles from washing out. Commercially made discs of coconut fiber, polyester or plastic filled with hydroponic rock also are available to place over drainage holes.

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