Plants that don't need alot of root space?

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  1. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    I found something that fit's perfectly in the "trough" of that "ugly thang" hubby got the other day. Problem is, it's only 2 inches deep. All I can think of that would do okay in that is either succulents or cactus.
    Any other suggestions?
     



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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Is the thing you found 10" long like you mentioned before?

    If the 2" deep thing is an item that you don't mind hiding, you could put couple 4" pots in it then fill the whole space with dried moss stuff.
    You could do without the moss, put the pots in the 'thing' and leave the top of the pots showing.
    Then you won't be limited on what you plant.

    Most roots will spread if the can't grow downward, unless it is a plant that has a tap root. I would think a pot of Petunias or Calibrachoa would do just fine in the 'thing'

    You could also line that planter area with the coir stuff, insert a small kitchen trash bag, fill it with soil the depth of the planter then plant anything you want in it.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Toni... the "thing" is this old pan that was back in one of the bottom kitchen cabinets. (I poked the holes in it just a bit ago). It fits perfectly with the flat back and rounded front. Maybe they originally went together? :headscratch:


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    old pan ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )

    I thought about that coir stuff, but I really don't like using it... unless there's no other choice.
    And my thought was not to cover up the back of the "ugly thang"... that's why I originally thought of something trailing.
    Just for someone else that hasn't seen what I'm talking about...


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    ugly thang ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )
     

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