Advantages of clay pots vs plastic pots

Before any seeds or bulbs have been purchased, before you choose which top soil you're going to use, you have to decide on the vessel to display your plant. Most gardeners have a preference when it comes to which type of pot to use, if you dont have a preference this article will help you make an informed choice.

Clay pots provide the perfect environment for most plants, as the clay allows moisture and air to access the fine roots. Clay pots are also perfect for removing excess moisture from potting soil.

This can of course be seen as an advantage or disadvantage depending on your watering habits, gardeners who tend to over water plants will benefit from using a clay pot as will plants that demand a will drained soil like a cactus plant.

Clay also has an advantage when it comes to rapid temperature change, which can be very damaging to plant life. All of Gardenesques pots & planters are completely weatherproof and frost proof.

Clay is a heavier material than plastic too which can have advantage depending on where you place your pots. If you have you pots outside the have less chance of blowing over in windy conditions.

No matter what pot you choose, make sure it has drainage holes. Waterlogged soil can lead to root rot.

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