Garden Genius Pot Filler & Other Alternatives

Garden Genius Pot Filler & Other Alternatives

Trent Johnson
Jun 22, 2010

When we came across Garden Genius Pot Filler, a lightweight pot filler that saves you from loading down large pots up with heavy soil, we thought it was a great idea. We immediately realized however that there are plenty of other things I have laying around the house that would work just as well. See a few, after the jump.

Garden Genius Pot Filler is a lightweight pot filler that saves you from loading large pots up with heavy soil (especially handy for those in apartments or with plants you have to move around a lot). There are plenty other things that do the same job that you probably already have lying around at home or work.


  • Pot Within a Pot

  • Pebbles or rocks (not light weight, however)

  • Newspaper

  • Shredded paper

  • Plastic containers (milk cartons, water bottles, soda bottles)

  • Aluminum cans and other cans

  • Packing material including peanuts or Styrofoam (See also 9 Ways to Reuse Packing Peanuts

If you're still interested in Garden Genius Light-weight Pot Filler, here are the selling points:

  • Provides exceptional drainage important to plant health.
  • Use instead of rocks for less weight
  • Use less soil per pot
  • Can be used in outdoor and indoor containers
  • Can be rinsed and reused
  • Three sizes; oversized filler will fit in smaller pots or may be cut for a custom fit
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