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Gravel at the Bottom of a Pot Helps Drainage

We all know that excess water kills more plants than drought and therefore the common advice to help solve this problem is to put some gravel or pot shards in the bottom of the pot. Then add your soil over this drainage material.  This makes complete sense. Water will surely drain through the soil, and then quickly go through the gravel and out the bottom.

Even though this seems to make sense, it is a myth!

Gravel helps drainage

Gravel does not helps drainage in a pot

 

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