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Big Al
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best growing pots

Post: # 193423Post Big Al »

Ok folks, help and ideas needed.

I am getting a greenhouse made and so I need to think about pots and stuff. I've used an assortment of pots, containers and holders etc to grow my veg in previously such as rootrainers of different depths in the past along with all sorts such as milk cartons, toilet rolls, yoghurt pots, arg tubs etc but with the new greenhouse I'd like to standerdise my growing bits. I'm not too enamoured at buying disposable or cheap / thin trays etc as these will tend to get damaged after a season or two.

Typical plastic brown or black plant pots are available but again made from oil even if it is a by product / secondary use product. clay pots could well be better but there may be a price premium on this product over plastic. I will be growing a lot of plants so initial cost is big factor.

Is there any recomendations from you good people for specific plant pots / trays etc?

Also any recomendations for growing medium such as coir or johgn innes etc?

The plants that will be grown will be almost excl;usivly veg although cuttings etc of plants may find theselves in pots also.

Ta muchy

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Post: # 193550Post liskeardjane »

I have bought Aldi bags for life X 4 and they are growing climbing french beans, lots of veg in old ikea bags, i'll use the upside down toms in pop bottles again and i'll reuse the big plastic pots i got from freecycle

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Post: # 193957Post Big Al »

Thanks for the feedback. I have 3 rootrainers and although I've used them, it's not been as much as you Susiegee and they have been left lying around the cold frame a bit wich could account for the damage but the shape and compactness is the thing that attracted me to them in the first place. The original makers of the rootrainers have sold them off to another company called hanicks for some reason... probably loads of dosh !!

Does anyone know if square clay pots are made?

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Post: # 193981Post Green Aura »

I've never seen any small square terracotta pots, but they certainly make larger ones - aimed as patio ornaments I'd guess. Usually quite pricey though.

Have you thought of looking on fleabay, Al. Last year I saw loads of small clay pots for sale - unfortunately delivery up here would have been ridiculous so I had to give them a miss.
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