- Step 1: Set the pot on a flat surface Set the pot upside down on a flat surface.
- TIP: Use a rubber mat or damp towel to keep the pot from slipping.
- Step 2: Mark a spot Make a small ding in the pot's surface with a nail to mark where you will drill the hole.
- Step 3: Drill a pilot hole Make a pilot hole with your electric drill to keep the drill bit from slipping when you make the larger hole.
- TIP: Be sure to use the correct drill bit for the type of pot you are using. Selecting the wrong bit may crack your pot.
- Step 4: Run cold water Run cold water over your pilot hole. Keeping the pot cool will reduce the risk of cracking the pot.
- Step 5: Drill the hole Drill the drainage hole with your electric drill, making sure that the drill bit is at a 90 degree angle, perpendicular to the pot.
- Step 6: Flip the pot and start planting Flip the pot over so that it is right side up, and start planting.
- FACT: Bamboo grows faster than any other plant on Earth.
You Will Need
- Pot with insufficient drainage
- Electric drill
- Drill bits
- Rubber mat or damp towel (optional)