How to Plant Pansies in Pots

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Pansies are an ideal flower choice for the fall and winter season. They provide beautiful flowers throughout the winter, and continue to add colour to gardens through the spring. There are hundreds of different colour selections and varieties of pansies. Planting pansies in pots is an easy way to add such colour without having to spend hours in your flower garden. In addition, you can easily move the pot of pansies to another location in your home or garden as desired.

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Things you need

  • Pansies
  • Soil
  • Fertiliser
  • Flower pot
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Purchase your favourite colour combination of pansies, along with garden pots if needed.

  2. 2

    Purchase garden soil designed for flower gardens.

  3. 3

    Confirm that your flower pot has at least one hole on the bottom for sufficient drainage. If it doesn't have a hole, use a power drill or garden scissors to make a 1-inch hole in the bottom of the pot. It doesn't have to be perfectly rounded, as long as excess water can drain out of the bottom.

  4. 4

    Pour the soil into the pot, leaving 3 inches from the top.

  5. 5

    Remove each pansy from the plastic container or flat. Carefully place the pansies in the pot one by one, adding soil on all sides to help hold it in place. You can start planting the pansies in the middle of the pot, working your way outward, or you can start at the edge of the pot, working your way to the centre.

  6. 6

    Sprinkle the soil over the tops of the roots after the pansies are planted, enough to cover the roots, but not the actual stems or flowers.

  7. 7

    Water the pansies and fertilise as needed.

Tips and warnings

  • Placing a flower pot saucer on the bottom of the pot will help conserve water for your pansies.
  • Keep a record of the different types of pansies that you plant. This will help you remember which varieties thrived in your flower pot, and which ones did not.
  • Fertiliser can be toxic to pets and children.

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