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(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2001
9:57 PM

Post #2614

I saw these pots in a magazine where you plant flowers in a pot and then you place it inside a slightly larger pot that you have buried in the ground. Since its underground it would seem that it wont dry out as much. Sounds like a good idea to me. I am constantly digging things up and putting them someplace else. I could change my flowers everyday if I want!! Thinking about doing this with pots I already have.
Has anybody ever done this?
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2001
10:09 PM

Post #60324

Its a great idea Janice and yes, I have done it with tomatoes but I remove the bottom of the pot so that the roots go way down. I have sunk pots of perennials in the ground until I was ready to plant them.
(Zone 10a)

March 21, 2001
3:03 AM

Post #60450

Interesting concept, might just have to try it!
Bloomingdale, NJ
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2001
12:39 PM

Post #60509

I tried this last year with my mint plants since i have a small herb garden and was told these can become very invasive-so far it seems to be working- they are growing well and so far seem to be keeping in check! Never had any problem with them drying out. Was thinking about trying my non-hardy bulbs this way since everytime i plant them in the garden I forget where i put them and forget to dig them up in the fall. Thought this might be a good way of keeping track and an easy way of digging them up for the winter-anybody have any ideas?
Palmyra, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 21, 2001
2:25 PM

Post #60554

I cut the bottoms out before planting the plastic containers too. My passion vines seem to like it.
Port Huron, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 22, 2001
5:08 AM

Post #60724

Cutting the bottom out sounds like a really good idea to help control real invasive plants
Lyndeborough, NH

March 22, 2001
8:09 PM

Post #60911

Jerry Baker has been suggesting this for many years.
15 maybe 20.

He didn't do a pot within a pot. but the concept of keeping the roots cooler and they won't dry out as fast.

And being able to move them if he didn't like color scheme


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