Joanna Gaines' Easy Technique to Pot a Plant Without Drainage Holes
Spring gardening is just around the corner. But to tide us over until we can get back to our outdoor space — or if our garden is simply a ledge in our home — Joanna Gaines has shared a helpful tutorial on how to pot a plant without drainage holes.
Posted on Gaines' Magnolia blog, the Waco Wonder takes readers through the process, step-by-step. "If you find that your favorite pot doesn't have a hole in the bottom for drainage, we have good news: almost any container can become a happy home for a plant!" she explains.
To get started with Gaines' method you'll need the plant itself, a pot or container for your plant, landscape rocks, horticultural charcoal, and potting soil. You can find all these items at your local gardening or home improvement store. Gaines shares the process of layering your vessel with landscape rocks, then horticultural charcoal — which helps with draining — then soil, and finally your plant, topped off by some additional soil to fill the space.
Gaines and her team found the method worked wonderfully with plants like fiddle leaf figs, philodendrons, rubber plants, and elephant ears, among others. Read the full blog post here.
All of this talk of plants have you ready to get to work? Before you dive in, read the Grumpy Gardener's 50 Golden Rules of Gardening.