Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Green Fingers Tip - Adequate Drainage

I read this in a magazine today & posting it here to remind myself about this tips, at the same time share with my fellow green fingers friends!

Adequate drainage is very important. Place a layer of stones at the
bottom of the pot before adding soil. This will prevent the roots from
becoming waterlogged and keep your plants healthy.


6 comments:

Bangchik said...

the leaves are very much similar to Betik.... or papaya. ~bangchik

James Missier said...

Alternatively you can also use styrofoam blocks - broken into pieces
(They help to make the pot lighter)
Also - a good number of "kerang" shells, piscatoo shells or coconut shells.

Stephanie said...

I just use red soil at the bottom when I do not have free stones he he... I like what James has suggested here too.

Thanks JC for sharing this good tip. Have a great day!

Autumn Belle said...

Like Stephanie, I also use the burnt red (clay?) soil. The burnt soil do not clump to gether and allows water to drain through. I notice that some nurseries use coarse sand when I repotted my lime plants. But I do like James suggestion.

J.C. said...

Thanks all for your sharing. James, I will keep in mind not to throw away styrofoam that comes with our electrical appliances or any items that we newly bought, now that I find a new use for it.

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