I spent a ton of money at Lowes this week-end. I had to purchase fencing for my veggie garden. I needed new shearers for the shrubs, and they were having a sale on their annuals. I headed to Wal-Mart next and spent a ton of money there too, I needed two plant stands for these pots, lol. I love wrought iron, and of course that's what they had and I had to have them too. Price wasn't bad either. I really need to hit a few yard sales or flea markets this year. Another passion of mine. I'm hoping to find a few unique items to use as containers or things for my garden.
Anyway, I've been planting all week-end. When I'm putting together new pots, I crumble a few of the plastic containers that I'm throwing away since I don't plant from seed yet, and place them in the new pots. This cuts down on the amount of potting soil that you have to use to fill the pot and helps with drainage. I've been using this trick for years, and it works. The best part is that the money I save on potting soil, I use for a new plant.
I just cover the crumbled containers with potting soil and compost and plant whatever I have. I'm planting tiny tot glads and a sweet potato vine in these pots. This will be the first time that I used Glads and sweet potato vines in my containers, so stay tuned for their progress.