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Should I cut holes directly above the drainage holes?


My planters have 3 holes in them across the bottom, and I have lined each with compost bags that I have cut slits in. Now the planters have been filled, I am wondering should I then cut a slit in the bag directly above the drainage hole as well, or will soil start falling out if I do?



  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,142
    Probably a good idea to do that and it's unlikely you'll loose any compost, you only need a few small cuts if you have free-draining compost.
    It's also a very good idea at this time of year to use pot-feet (or thin wood offcuts as I use) to raise the pot off the ground just a fraction so rain can drain freely and it doesn't get waterlogged over winter.

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