Diapers and Dirt, a Thing of Beauty


I absolutely love colorful, blooming hanging baskets but I have had my own number of “fails” and have ended up with dried-out dead disasters.  Even when I have diligently fed my flower baskets with fertilizer and food, the results have been mediocre at best.  BUT, I have finally discovered the reason I was so unsuccessful!  You see,  when I watered my baskets, the water would flow straight through to the bottom and out.  I thought I was watering enough but the baskets were not staying moist.  My soil and plants were still dry.  A few years ago I discovered the disposable diaper trick and it has made all the difference.

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