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Solution to hanging basket dripping on tiles

squirral87k4-WvGwTsquirral87k4-WvGwT Posts: 167
edited June 2021 in Tools and techniques
I have some hanging baskets lined with compost bags and coco liner. With holes for drainage. 

Does anyone have a solution to prevent water dripping out of hanging baskets when watering? The tiles beneath are white and it causes such a mess. 

I thought about incorporating a saucer inside the basket… between the compost liner and coco liner….but worried that may cause the plant to rot …

plastic hanging baskets seem to be the solution. They just don’t look great…


  • KT53KT53 Posts: 7,759
    Use less water at each watering, but water more often.  It will be trial and error to find the amount you can water without it draining out the bottom.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,815
    Stand another plant in a pot underneath or even just an empty bucket to catch any water so it can be reused.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,941
    Or just take the basket off the hook and place it over a bucket to give it a good soak before hanging back up again.  You don't need to submerse it, the bucket is just there to balance the rounded bottom and to catch the excess.  Then dump the water over your plants elsewhere.  
    Utah, USA.
  • Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 684
    I use self-watering plastic hanging baskets, they don’t drip. Probably not very helpful as you already have your baskets planted, but maybe as a general information for future projects.
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