Large Resin Planter
I purchased a BHG 24-inch resin planter from walmart and I am wondering if I am to drill a drainage hole in the planter before using it? I am new to container gardening and their wasn't any instructions on the tag.
Submitted by prtblk1

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing! If the model you purchased does not have drainage holes, I'd highly recommend adding them to the planter. Otherwise, you can consider growing plants in a smaller, less attractive pot that sits in the planter so the unattractive pot is hidden. (If you do this, the smaller pot needs to sit up on something like a layer of rocks or something so that it won't drown if water sits at the bottom of the bigger planter.)

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

Answered by CostaFarms
Community Answers (2)

I have a huge resin pot filled with soggy wet soil. Son forgot to drill holes in it. Can I safely drill holes in it now, or can I just hammer a big nail around bottom for drainage?
Submitted by moodysuezq1