WaterDots for Planters

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Recently I was the lucky winner of a bag of WaterDots from Judith at Lavender Cottage.  This is a new product that you use in your planters to help stop them from drying out quickly.

WaterDots are made by a Canadian company and you can find all the information on their website.  They hold 10 times their weight in water and keep the soil hydrated.

WaterDots for adding to planters to help retain moisture

Be sure to follow the instructions on the package for optimal use.

WaterDots help retain moisture in your planters

First you soak them in water.  Then you mix them in with the soil at the bottom of your pots.  I divided my bagful between 2 medium pots and 1 small pot.

some cosmos and zinnia transplants

In one pot I transplanted some cosmos and zinnia seedlings using my favourite transplant tool … an old fork.

gerbera daisies

Another pot has some gerbera daisies from Prosperity Acres.  Jenn tells me that this plant will do well in a clay pot as it likes a bit dryer conditions.  I’m hoping the WaterDots will help the pot stay a bit more moist.

a strawberry pot filled with hens & chicks from the gardener side of craftygardener.ca

The strawberry planter got some new hens & chicks.  I’ve tried some other plants in this planter before with little success.  As I do with all my clay pots I sit them in a tray of water so they absorb the moisture.  Usually I do this before planting but forgot to do it with this pot.

If you would like to try some of these WaterDots be sure to check out their website.

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