Step 5: Planting!
Start by layering compost over the bottom stones. Fill until 1-2" from the lowest holes.
You can either push a plant into the hole (roots first), or pull the leaves through leaving the root clump behind.
2nd pic shows a small plant with bare roots which has been unceremoniously shoved into the hole.
3rd pic shows me covering the roots. You'll need to firm the compost down around the roots to ensure it doesn't just wash out the hole. You can put a hand on the other side being careful to not to damage plant stems and gently apply pressure to cake the compost up either side.
Continue filling to the next row of holes and repeat.
4th pic shows almost up to the top - stop at this point, because you can get more plants in the top of the pot but you also don't want to go up to the rim - try to aim to get the top of the plants and inch or two below the surface. This means it will catch rainwater and is easier to catch any water you spill when watering without it running off over the sides of the pot.
5th pic shows the finished article.
Fin... or is it?