What Is a Good Drainage System for a Container Garden?

Place disposable paper coffee filters in the bottom of the container over the drainage holes. Add a 2-inch layer of gravel, and fill the container with potting soil. Place the pot on pot feet or small wooden blocks about an inch thick.

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Katie Rosehill's first book was published in 2000. Since then she has written additional books as well as screenplays, website content and e-books. Her articles have appeared on various websites. Rosehill holds a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. Her articles specialize in personal finance, weddings and gardening.