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.