Are you in the market for a new plant saucer? With all the choices, what should you look for? Well, there are a couple of things to consider. The first is size. Is this going to be just a pot saver or will it also double as an additional container?
The second thing to consider is whether the planter will be used indoors or outside. Some people use a plant saucer indoors and traditional ceramic container outdoors. Does your container garden require either a pot or will it be a stand alone? Does the plant saucer need to stay on a table top or will it need to rest on the floor? Do you have a porch or patio? All of these factors can impact how the saucer will look and how well it will work for you.
The material the saucer is made of should be a consideration as well. There are a lot of beautiful materials that can be used when making potting medium. Some popular choices include terracotta, stone, glass, and clay. These are just a few of the more common materials but the list goes on.
Size and shape are two other factors to consider when shopping for a new plant saucer. Do you want a larger saucer to hold more pots or are smaller ones more suitable? Is a pot saucer better than a square saucer? What about color? Do you want one that matches your pots or do you want something that stands out?
It’s also important to think about the material the plant saucer is made of. Will it be plastic or made of a different material? Plastic is the most common choice of material when it comes to container gardening. However, not everyone can afford plastic, which is why ceramic is sometimes used instead.
Drainage is another important consideration. You don’t want to get stuck with a saucer full of water if your plan is to transplant plants from their pots to the garden soil. You may also have to make sure there is adequate drainage. Many saucers are equipped with some type of drainage holes that allow excess water to drain away from the saucer and into the soil where it belongs. If this drainage hole is clogged with roots and soil, it will make it difficult for your plants to properly absorb water from the soil.
A good potting plant saucer is essential to container gardening. It allows you to easily move your plants from one container to another. It keeps leaves and dirt off of the floor, which makes clean up easier after you transplant plants to the garden soil. In addition, it makes it easier to sort out what kinds of plants you would like to keep by taking off the dried leaves and cuttings on the plant saucer. This can help you keep track of what types of plants you are trying to grow.
Most of us are looking for ways to cut back on our budgets. Fortunately, making your own plant saucer is easy and inexpensive. It only takes about two cups of one type of vegetable or flower food such as leafy greens or grass and oats. Just remember to add plenty of good soil when using these kinds of foods as their moisture content is not very high. Good luck with your planting and remember to water your saucer well after each watering.
Once you have selected your vegetables and the potting mix, it is time to place your saucer in the ground. Make sure that the saucer is level and that water will drain from the sides. After that, dig a hole about an inch deeper than the saucer and place it in the hole. Fill the hole with dirt and then rake in some soil around the base of your saucer. The purpose of this is to help the soil to drain. You may want to place a screen over the soil to help contain the soil so that pests cannot get at your plants.
Some of you may be concerned about having to buy new pots or other things every year when you make a change to your plants. That can be easily avoided. You can easily transfer your plant saucer to a different pot or place it on a stand. It will look just as good as it did when it was brand new. It may even last longer. This is something that you will not get if you have to buy new pots every year.
If you are like most people, you do not eat just plants. Your collection of herbs and spices could also benefit from a little fresh basil. It is easy to store this in a container and bring it out for use at a moment’s notice. Just wrap it up in a piece of newspaper and you have a portable aroma that you can take with you. If you live alone or have small gardens, you can easily get away with using an individual 18 inch saucer.