Pots & Buckets

Pots & Buckets

Plastic Pots & Buckets are the most common containers for both indoor gardening and outdoor container gardening. Due to the manufacturing process, they can be made inexpensively and come in a variety of sizes. Which is a large part of their appeal. It’s easy to find a plastic container that fits your style and taste.

When purchasing plastic pots look for ones that feel sturdy and are slightly flexible. These will withstand time and the seasons better than ones that are thin and rigid.

So, what plants should you use plastic pots for? Plastic pots work best for plants that like their potting soil to stay on the moist side, instead of drying out quickly. Plastic isn’t a porous material so air movement doesn’t occur through the sides of the container. After watering your plant, the potting soil will stay moist for a longer time. keeping more water in the root zone.

Plastic pots also work well for indoor gardeners who tend to water infrequently or struggle to remember to water their plants.

Benefits

Keep potting soil more moist because of non-porous walls that minimize air movement in and out of the root zone. Beneficial for plants that need more water.

Limitless variety of colors and sizes to match your decorating style. You can choose from a rainbow of colors and circular, square, or even rectangular shapes.

Plastic is strong and flexible, making it so they don’t need to be replaced as often because of their durability.

They are very lightweight. This is a major benefit if you move your plants often. Whether you are rearranging furniture regularly. Or move your plants to different locations in your home based upon the season. And the amount of light coming in through different windows.

Inexpensive. Injection molding is a well-used manufacturing process that can be done cheaply. Keeping the cost of plastic containers much lower than other materials.

Easy to add extra drainage holes. If you purchase a plastic pot that doesn’t have drainage holes in the bottom it’s easy to add them if you have access to a drill.

Plastic is easy to sterilize if you have problems with fungal diseases or want to make sure your pot is cleaning before using it on a new/different plant.

Many plastic containers are made from recycled materials, helping to reduce your environmental “footprint”.