Video:Container Gardening: Drainagewith Elaine Weslowski
Proper drainage is essential in container gardening so that your plants do not become overly watered. Watch this About.com video to see why containers' drainage is so important to plants.See Transcript
Transcript:Container Gardening: Drainage
Hi, I'm Elaine Weslowski here at Michaels Nursery in Boynton Beach, FL, for About.com and we're going to talk about drainage for container gardening.
Drainage in Containers for Planting
Drainage is very important for container gardens. It's very important to have holes on the bottom of your container. If your root system sits in water, it will become a sickly plant and you certainly don't want that.
How to Make Drains
When you purchase your container and it has no holes, consider drilling holes into the bottom of the container. If you don't have a drill, consider using a hammer and a nail. When you purchase your container from the garden center and there is a large hole in the bottom, consider covering it with some screening so the water doesn't flow through completely. Allows water according to the needs of your plant.
If you are going to make a hanging basket, consider using a plastic liner. It will help the soil stay contained in the hanging basket and then the soil doesn't dry out.
Thanks so very much for watching. For more information, go to: homegarden.about.com.