We're ready to plant! The weather isn't ready for us though. But when it's time here's a good idea for planting those large outdoor pots. You really don't need to put potting soil in the entire pot and since bags of dirt are fairly costly if you several planters, you don't want to use more than you have to.
Put some gravel or small rock in the bottom, add a few empy water bottles and then the soil. Some people use those styrofoam peanuts rather than water bottles, but either way works.