Can I use a planter without drainage?

If you don’t have a drainage hole in your pot, you probably shouldn’t use it for an outdoor plant, unless the plant will be sheltered from rain. You need to micromanage the amount of water going into your pot; if it get’s drenched in a downpour, all could be lost. More soil means more moisture for longer.

Why are planters sold without drainage holes?

As to why we grow plants in containers without drainage holes, we try to offer solutions for all of our retailer partners. Some outlets (especially grocery stores) won’t allow plants in pots with drainage holes into their stores because they don’t want a mess in the store as their staff maintains the plants.

How much drainage does a planter need?

In Purdue’s bulletin on container gardening (http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/HO-200.pdf ), they say: “To provide drainage, drill three or four small (1/4 inch) holes in the bottom of the container. Holes larger than 1/4 inch in diameter will allow too much soil to escape.

Can plants live in pots without holes?

If you don’t have a drainage hole in your pot, you probably shouldn’t use it for an outdoor plant, unless the plant will be sheltered from rain. You need to micromanage the amount of water going into your pot; if it get’s drenched in a downpour, all could be lost. More soil means more moisture for longer.

Do you need holes in the bottom of planters?

Holes in the bottom of the planter are essential for proper drainage. The holes give the excess water an escape route so it doesn’t stay in the soil. Many flower pots come with only one drainage hole.


Videos

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