Tips For Watering Your Hanging Flowers

Every garden has them hanging above from sturdy, metal hooks. The luscious green and vibrant colors that unspool above us as we take in the beauty of either our own garden or the garden of others. These plants and flowers that hang over our gardens are contained within a variety of plastic baskets. But how does one water and tend these plants and flowers with a basket enclosed around the base? 

There are a few basic rules that one must follow when it comes to watering plants in a flower basket. While the stakes may not be high, there are a variety of things that could go wrong when it comes to watering plants and flowers in a plastic basket. Here a few precautions you should take before you do.

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It Has To Go Somewhere: Making Sure There Are Drainage Holes 

Like many substances, water has to go somewhere whenever it is dispersed. And it's no different when it comes to watering plants and flowers. But where does the water go when there's no ground at the bottom to seep through? The answer comes in the form of drainage holes. Every plastic flower basket should come with these tiny holes directly at the bottom of the basket. These holes are next to microscopic as if a thumbtack poked them out. 

These drainage holes allow the water to flow through the basket without getting trapped at the bottom. They release the water into thin streams that flow out onto the ground that the basket hangs above. 

Dry As A Rock: Keeping Your Soil Dry 

Everyone knows that soil is the most important part when it comes to growing plants or flowers. It's the heart of the plant while also being the foundation. This is why it is absolutely imperative that the soil of a plant is carefully cared for. When it comes to watering your plants in a hanging flower basket, you have to make sure that your soil is always dry and never completely damp. You also have to make sure not to overwater your plants or flowers because this could likely lead to the soil being corrupted, and this will cause your plant or flower to eventually shrivel up and die. 

One of the most crucial parts of watering any plant is to make sure that the soil isn't ruined by how much water you decide to pour. This could not ruin the soil but the plant overall. It's true when they say too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. 

Whoa, Whoa, Too Much: Stop Pouring When Water Comes Out

Remember those drainage holes we talked about earlier? Well, they have another role other than releasing the poured water from the bottom. They also indicate when it is time to stop pouring water onto your plant or flower. A good rule of thumb to follow whenever you are watering a plant is to stop whenever the water begins to leak from the bottom of the basket. This shows that the plant has already been watered enough.

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