Use the right potting mix.
Choose a top quality potting
The decision will save you time and effort.
A potting mix like Osmocote®
Professional Premium Potting Mix needs watering much less often
than regular mixes and contains enough fertiliser to feed your
vegetables from sowing to harvesting.
Prevent loss of moisture.
Pots can dry out quickly so use a wetting agent to ensure water
is readily absorbed. Osmocote
Professional Premium Potting Mix includes both a professional
grade wetting agent as well as coir fibre to hold and retain
moisture after watering.
Manage repotting carefully.
Once a plant has outgrown its pot, repot it into a pot one size
Don't plant a small plant straight into a large pot or move a
plant up more than one size pot at a time..
Arrange pots thoughtfully.
Group your pots for effect and to create mini garden
Include some tall pots. A variety of shapes and sizes creates an
Pots grouped together will create a cool, humid mini-environment
or micro-climate thus reducing moisture loss from both leaves and
When the heat's on, or when you are going away for more than a
couple of days, move all your potted plants to a protected spot
where they will receive light to medium shade for most of the day.
This will prevent them from drying out too rapidly and also stop
burning of the leaves from over-exposure to the sun.
Don't forget to take your hanging planers down too, and place
them with other potted plants - hanging baskets are especially
susceptible to hot, drying winds and the sun.