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Zone T2K 0P1 | Anonymous added on April 27, 2021 | Answered

I have a pot that does not have drainage holes. If I put a layer of rocks on the bottom of the pot and then add the dirt, will that help with drainage?

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Answered on April 28, 2021

That used to be recommended but it isn't anymore. Apparently water doesn't flow well between different substrates.

One thing you can do, if the container isn't so large, is to create a pot within a pot. Use a lightweight, plastic pot as a liner and remove it when you water to let it drain.

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