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Old 05-18-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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Hi everyone. So I just purchased some amazing PVC window boxes and even bought the self watering pipes that go in them. What I neglected to think about was box liners. I live in New England and bought them from Georgia (Flowerwindowboxes.com for anyone in the market. They are awesome! and the least expensive I've found...FREE BRACKETS!). Anywho... I bought all my flowers today and realized it will be much easier to do my upstairs boxes if I had a liner I could fill outside, and then bring up and pop it in the window box. (You can plant directly in the boxes, but logistically would be easier to fill them via liner).

My question is...can I use those cheap coco ones you see in stores as a liner in my PVC boxes? (typically they go in a wire window box holder). I will eventually buy the pvc liners from the same company, but they are 30 bucks a piece for the liners and I just dropped a pretty penny on 6 boxes, plus I don't feel like waiting.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: CO
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I don't know why not. Coco liners should work just fine.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:15 AM
 
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Can you line them with plastic bags, then put the coco liners in? Just as a sort of stop-gap until you can afford the "real" liners.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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NO TO PLASTIC BAGS

You want drainage and cocoa mats will give you drainage, plus they will protect your plants from drying out as quickly which I think would be a real asset for upper window flower boxes.

I'm assuming those planters have drainage holes.
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:30 PM
 
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Thanks. I went with the coco liners. They came out awesome! Yes, the boxes come with 5 predrilled drainage holes Attached is a picture !
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: NC
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Nice! Looks fabulous against the shake siding.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:28 PM
 
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Thank you so much!!! My first house <3
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: CO
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Nice choice, looks great!!
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:31 PM
 
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mbrrt - That's really cute! Looks very pretty, well done.
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:38 PM
 
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They look fabulous....I really like the white against the shaker, nice choice
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