Reducing Water Use for Potted Plants Tips

  • Position a seedling off centre in a pot or planter bag so that the skewed space created is big enough to put 1 or 2 smaller pots on top.
  • Stack up tubes on top of a pot or planter bag around a plant.  Stick bamboo skewers in the tubes and tie a string around the skewers to keep the tubes upright around the plant.
  • Partition up a pot into halves or quarters using cut-offs from plastic bottles.  For each pot size, save one cut-off as a template for future use.  Seedlings growing inside the partitioned soil within the same pot are easily separated for transplanting or repotting in future.
  • Use heavier soil at base of a pot or a planter bag to retain water.