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Q.Coconut Liners

Anonymous added on April 19, 2011 | Answered

How do you plant in a coconut liner?

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Answered on April 30, 2011

The best way to get the most out of your coconut liner is to do the following and like me you will love them repeatedly for many years to come. First I soak mine in a diluted solution of Miracle Grow. I let them soak till them are fully saturated or basically an hour or two.I get everything ready that will go into planter or window box. So that as soon as I remove the cocunut liner I place it right into mode or container to be used. I then apply my dirt layer,I never used heavy pebbles or stones for good drainage as they are too heavy and will break through liner before summer is out. But I do use Dollar store Spanish moss or other one dollar moss.Then as I layer my dirt I place plants accordingly to depth requirements and continue up. I make sure to never fill the basket or box all the way up to the top.This will cause a big mess of overflow and all your nutrient work is washed away with first watering. Let the dirt settle after a week or so then you can add more dirt as is needed.
What I also love about coconut liners is that you can drop your hanging basket over a bucket and water like crazy the excess water will run into bucket to be reapply for that plant or another, you can also just leave hanging basket in full bucket of water for hours then rehang once thoroughly wet. Just remember that hanging basket will always require more water attention but if you do not soak your coconut liner for an hour or so prior to planting you are guarantee to encourage dried dead plants.
Good Luck
Suzette Trimmer

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