Garden Myth: Gravel in Pots and Containers | Today's Homeowner - Line bottom of container with newspaper
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Filling the bottom of planters and pots with gravel, stones or pieces of broken burlap, paper towel, a tea bag or a coffee filter in the bottom of a pot, these Extension: The Myth of Drainage Material in Container Plantings. To solve these problems, try different materials to fill the bottom of your pots. remains and fill the bottom one-fourth to one-third of the container with the filler. Avoid materials that break down easily, such as newspaper.