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How to Plant Flowers on Coco Mat

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Overview

A coco mat provides gardeners with an easy-to-use base for planting flowers and herbs, as well as a decorative basket liner. Made of coconut fiber, a coco mat allows you to beautifully landscape a new flowerbed or start a windowsill planter. From sun-loving annuals to luscious indoor blossoms, planting flowers on a coco mat provides you with an easy way to enjoy a floral atmosphere.

Step 1

Fill the bottom of the flower planter box with a layer of soil. Around 3 cups of soil is usually enough. Use more to sustain deeper roots for your flowers.

Step 2

Layer the soil with the coco mat. Make sure the mat is cut down to fit the dimensions of the planter box.

Step 3

Scatter a layer of flower seeds over the enter surface of the coco mat. Ideal flowers include wildflower mixes and sun-loving annuals, such as asters and daisies. Coco mats are porous so the seeds don't need covering.

Step 4

Administer about 1/2 gallon of water evenly over the surface of the freshly sown coco mat.

Step 5

Place the planter box on a sunny windowsill or outside on your patio.

Things You'll Need

  • Cocoa mat (12 by 24 inches)
  • 3 cups potting soil
  • Flower planter box (12 by 24 inches long by 12 inches deep)
  • Assortment of flower seeds
Keywords: coco fiber mat, planting flowers inside, flower containers

About this Author

Chelsea Hoffman resides in Las Vegas, Nev., where she is currently working on a dramatic novel titled "Chloe." A published freelance writer for over 15 years, Hoffman writes for GardenGuides, Travels, and a variety of other online and print venues.

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