Go Pine Cone Foraging Now, Be Rewarded With Happier Potted Plants
I’ve found that pine cones make the best bottom layer for potted plants: They help with drainage, allow us to use less soil, and make the finished pots lighter. Plus, they're free, and by the end of fall they've already half-composted themselves.
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Once the holes were drilled, I screwed the boards together, attached some two by fours to the bottom for support, ran a drip line up the middle, filled it with dirt and placed the strawberry plants into the holes.& My husband helped me attach some plastic PVC pipe to the drip line sticking out the top and to that we attached a quick release to attach the hose to for watering.