Container Gardening

Rocks or Stones in Bottom of Large Pot

kattwoman0013 added on April 24, 2016 | Answered

Do I need to put rocks or stones in the bottom of a large pot before the soil when planting in a large pot?

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Answered on April 24, 2016

Proper drainage is important in any container large or small.
Drainage holes are generally adequate to allow the water to freely drain from the soil and container.

A few large rocks can be used to help weight a container, if the planting may be top heavy or wind may knock over a container.

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