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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Another little thing I do to conserve water . . .

Those hanging baskets -- When the temps are hot, I water them once per day. And I water each basket until water begins to drip through the drainage holes. Sounds standard.

Two of the baskets hang directly above trough planters. So when they drain, they water the trough planters below.

For the other baskets, I place an unwatered basket beneath a draining one, so that it too can be watered, using (in part) what drains out of the one hanging.

Just a little thing, but having someplace productive for the drain water to go is a savings.


  1. No only are you saving water, you're saving time from watering the lower plants as often. Both may be minor, but add up.

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      Every little bit helps.

  2. Great idea. I bet you are enjoying your summer plants.

    1. Hi Kris,
      We sure are. We're getting a lot of salads from the baskets and pots.


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