AUTOPLAY
Plant a Summer Annual Box (and Watch It Grow)
9 steps
Hello!
What you’ll need
1 or more!
24” Planter
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Trailing Coleus
1
Mexican Heather (Cuphea)
24 Qts
Good Potting Mix
Stones Or Broken Pottery
1
Licorice Plant (Helichrysum)
Organic Fertilizer
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Million Bells (Calibrachoa)
Trowel
Choose your plants; some upright, some cascading, some good foliage.
1. Choose your plants; some upright, some cascading, some good foliage.
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Use stones to cover drainage holes in your planter (just so the potting mix doesn’t escape).
2. Use stones to cover drainage holes in your planter (just so the potting mix doesn’t escape).
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Add a bed of potting mix to hold your new plants up high - 2-3” is usually good for a window box.
3. Add a bed of potting mix to hold your new plants up high - 2-3” is usually good for a window box.
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Sprinkle in a little slow release organic fertilizer. (Read the packaging for the right amount.)
4. Sprinkle in a little slow release organic fertilizer. (Read the packaging for the right amount.)
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Begin to plant - gently slip the plants out of their nursery pots and set them in place.
5. Begin to plant - gently slip the plants out of their nursery pots and set them in place.
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TIP - tease out any overgrown roots to encourage new growth. Don’t be afraid to slightly break them.
6. TIP - tease out any overgrown roots to encourage new growth. Don’t be afraid to slightly break them.
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Once plants are placed, fill potting mix into any open spaces up to 1/4” from top of the planter.
7. Once plants are placed, fill potting mix into any open spaces up to 1/4” from top of the planter.
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Don’t forget to water the planter well. (And when it’s sunny - water often!)
8. Don’t forget to water the planter well. (And when it’s sunny - water often!)
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Visit us at 252 Franklin St in Brooklyn, NY. We’d love to see you!
9. Visit us at 252 Franklin St in Brooklyn, NY. We’d love to see you!
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