So, I am just finishing off this last layer. Now, I have got it all in place.
I am just going to put a bit of microrise product which is great.
It really gets the roots going and stops some of the transplant shack that occurs. So, you can throw that.
It is important to get it actually right on the roots, which is perfect.
So now that I have finished that, what I have done all the way along is I have taken small sections of that original basket that I had. And, I have put a layer in. Then I place in a section, add in some more soil, and then placed in another section.
Now, this last one, what I like to do is I like to actually use the loose sphagnum moss.
Now, just ring it out,
I have soaked it in here for,
It does not been that long. It only takes about 5 minutes.
And now what I do is I just ring it into a nice, heavy duty ring there. And, I will just push that down and I will place that all the way around,
And, another neat thing that you can do is if you have an old milk carton or plastic milk carton, you can put a layer in here, and that just holds a lot of the water when you are watering it into the basket rather than letting it just for a flow over.
Now, if you never let your basket dry out, it is not normally a big problem but, for those of you who might of forgotten that every once in a while and you find it that soil is got really hard, you realize that that hard small does not always take in water that well.
You really have to soak it in and believe it or not, the best way to do that is get a big bucket like this,
Feel it up with water, and stick the whole basket right in there and just wait to all the air bubbles to come out. And, that will work perfect.
So, I am just press and hold this in,
That is my last,
My last, right in there,
Sort of dulls that quite nicely.
Add a little bit more soil,
Just enough to cover it up,
And then, I will put my last few purple rain patunius. And, believe it or not, these things they say, are hardy to -30 degrees Celsius so, you can pretty well plant them anywhere across Canada and there, they will going to very, very well.
And with these ones, because I am going to be fertilizing them, slightly and I am got some really good soil to start them off with.
I am not afraid to pack them in a little tight. Something they say, “What? It is way too much!”
They are going to starve and a fight, but now, it is just great.
So, we have got our basket. And., you can obviously see where it gets his name from.
Put the clips on,
Add beautiful purple rain color to it,
And my last clip here,
A beautiful basket, this can last through the fall and then, be ready for me next spring.
Gord Nickel has been a professional horticulturalist for almost 30 years. Taken from his popular TV show, Gord, who has been working in gardens since he was 15 years old, teaches easy, fun gardening skills.