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Hanging basket helper

By: Garden Gate staff
Keep hanging baskets lush and vibrant when you use this easy watering reminder!

Hanging basket helper

Save time watering! You don’t have to reach up and feel the soil whenever you pass your hanging basket. It only takes a quick glance to know when to water when you add a small fish scale, like the one here, between the basket and its chain. (If you don’t have an unused fish scale in your garage, check garage sales or a local outdoor and sporting goods store.)

Just hang the dry basket and check its weight on the scale. Water it well and check the scale one more time — it should be about double the weight. As the basket dries out, the numbers on the scale will get smaller, reminding you to water.

Published: May 21, 2013
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