Strategies for keeping coco liner hanging baskets from drying out
I've been searching and searching the forums under all the key words I can think of but having no luck. (I freely admit that my search-foo is very weak.)
I'm just about to embark on filling lots of containers, including a couple dozen hanging baskets that have coco liners.
While last year I was able to keep up with watering pretty well, I didn't have any coco liner baskets nor so many, PLUS we are going to be away for a week *in July*.
Please, all in one place, strategies for water retention in hanging baskets, especially in those with coco liners? Garden's Supply has some liners, but at 3 for $20 that's a bit much for how many I need.
I swear I read someone say something about the following when I was reading through thousands of messages previously, but I'd love some confirmation or explanation especially if some would be more to keep dirt in place than water:
-- lining with paper towels
-- lining with plastic bags with a couple holes punched
-- addition of moisture crystals
-- lining with a (presumably clean) disposable diaper
-- lining with landscape fabric