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10 Minute Pansy Container

10 Minute Pansy Container Project


Step 1

Choose a container with an opening that is at last 12-14 inches wide. Use a pot with a drainage hole for best watering practices. Place a coffee filter over the drainage hole first to prevent dirt from spilling out. Fill about 2/3 of the container with Pike Potting & Container Soil.
ornamental cabbage

Step 2

Mix 3/4 of a cup of Dr. Earth's Root Zone organic starter fertilizer. This helps prevent transplant shock and gives new plants a jumpstart on growth. Place the ornamental cabbage in the center of the container as the centerpiece.
ornamental cabbage, snapdragons

Step 3

Place the snapdragons in the back behind the ornamental cabbage as the "thrillers".
ornamental cabbage, snapdragons, pansies

Step 4

Add more soil around the roots of the cabbage and snapdragons so that the remaining smaller plants won't sink too far down into the pot. The top of all the plants' rootballs should be level in the pot. Plant the pansies around the larger plants as "fillers".
winter container garden

Step 5

Add the creeping jenny as the "spiller" close to the container edge. Fill in any spaces with potting soil as needed and then water. Water at the soil level (never overhead - this encourages disease). When water starts to drain from the bottom, stop and let the pot drain completely. You're done!

Care Instructions

  • Feel soil several inches down twice a week.
  • If the soil feels dry. It's time to water.
  • If the soil feels moist, do not water and check again the following day.

Shopping List

  • 1 - Ornamental Kale or Cabbage, 8 Inch Pot
  • 2 - Snapdragons, 4 Inch Pot
  • 5-7 - Pansies, 3.5 Inch Pot
  • 1 - Creeping Jenny, 3.5 Inch Pot
  • 1 - Bag of Pike Potting & Container Soil 1.5 Cu. Ft.
  • 1 - Bag of Dr. Earth Root Zone organic starter fertilizer 4lb.