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Container Gardening In The Heat

Written by Hilary on June 16th, 2008


Hot summer days are on the way, and if you have outdoor plants in containers, you know how they can take a beating.

Here’s a simple way to help your plants survive the heat, and retain moisture.

By using two pots, also known as double potting, you can prevent the roots of sun-baked containers from overheating.

All you do is place the plant, pot and all, into a bigger pot.

After you have done that, fill the space between the two containers with damp peat moss. The layer of damp peat moss will keep the inner pot and plant roots cool and moist during the summer heat.

Your plants will do much better.

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Have good week!


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