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Q.Can I Use The Inards Of A Duvet Cover To Put In A Container Pot To Save Soil. Will It Retain Water Or Do Harm To Plants Please?

Zone Colchester Essex England | Anonymous added on February 11, 2022 | Answered

The container I wish to use is too big for the plants so want to pack it out. I don’t have bricks or pebbles or polystyrene but I do have plastic bubbles sachets would that also be OK Please.

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Answered on March 4, 2022

I wouldn't use anything soft inside the container. It will likely get moldy. Now experts recommend using a "pot within a pot." Plant your pot in a smaller container of soil, then place that in the desired larger container filled with styrofoam or similar filler.


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