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Save Water, Pamper Your Plants.
This is one of those, "Why didn't I think of that?" items. I saw this some place a few months back and had that very thought. So now as I move all of these plants outside to the patio I am doing this as I re-pot them. The idea is to fit a portion of a disposable diaper into the bottom of the pot then proceed with soil and your plants. The absorbency of the disposable diaper is to conserve the moisture in the pot for a longer period and save runoff of the excess moisture. Since it is safe for a babies bottom I expect it's safe for my Aloe Vera babies!
Last week I purchased a package of super duper extra absorbent night time disposable diapers and today cut them down to fit into the bottom 1/3 of my pots. Next I refilled with potting soil and then snugged in my little plants. If this summer is hot and dry as many Indiana summers get it should prove to be very helpful for the plants and for us who maintain them.
So, "Why didn't I think of that?" Seems like a heck of a good idea to me!