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October 1, 2001
10:23 PM

Post #14809

Is it O.K. to plant flowers in pots that do not have a drain hole at the bottom?

October 1, 2001
10:27 PM

Post #137583

You risk root rot without proper drainage'
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 4a)

October 3, 2001
5:03 AM

Post #138585

You can get away with it if you put some aquarium charcoal in the layer of drainage gravel at the bottom and are very careful not to overwater. Having said that, it's better to have a drainage hole. Just put a plastic pot inside if you have some nice container you want to use.
Mansfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2001
6:59 AM

Post #138614

Another thing you can do is drill a hole in it. I have done it with pretty dishes I have found at rummage sales and resale shops. I did not have luck with glass ones, but anything ceramic works good. Just start with a small tough bit.

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