Avoid These Container Gardening Mistakes

If your container plants are drying out or have rotting roots, you may have made one of these common container gardening mistakes.

You might think that plants in containers dry out alarmingly quickly because their root systems aren’t huge or able to avail themselves of extensive or deep-ground moisture in hard times, like plants in the garden can. But there’s another reason: their root systems are very nearly exposed, as a thin layer of plastic or clay is all that protects them from the elements.
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