Drain your hypertufa molds

Drain your hypertufa molds well

Most of the plants that you will put in your troughs will be of the succulent nature. 
Or in plain English: Succulent plants are plants that store water in various places like leaves and stems. This touches on the subject of drainage. Because a lot of plants simply do not like too much moisture. After times of heavy rain your plants will be suffering from the abundance of water. Drainage is therefore very important. If you want to help your plants grow be sure to take note of the following tips:

  • Make sure you drain a few holes on the bottom of your trough. This can easily be done by using a drill with a concrete drill bit on it. Be gentle while drilling through your pot or planter. Don’t try to push it through but let the drill bit do the work for you. When you force it you risk a chance of ruining your whole project right away.
  • Prevent working with a drill by creating drainage holes in your project before the curing process begins. You can use wooden sticks or other circular objects. Make sure you don’t forget to remove them on time otherwise it will not have any effect.
  • Use a good quality potting mix. Make sure it’ has some perlite in it and other ingredients that drain well. It’s important to have the right draining soil for your hypertufa.

All about drainage and watering can be found in the e-book: The How-To Hypertufa Manual. Order now and get instant acces to expert tips and techniques.

2 thoughts on “Drain your hypertufa molds”

  1. We use wine corks as a placeholder for the drains. The cork also helps to determine thickness of the base. When you unmold the next day to brush, pop out the cork and your hole is there. No power tools required.

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