What type of Pot should I use?

Many people ask me what type of Pot/container should they use for gardening. What should be the size of pots? Should it be a plastic or clay(mud) pot?

So before we decide what should be the size of the pot, we should know what we are planting. In case you haven’t decided, there is only one way of deciding the best pot – THE BIGGER THE BETTER.

Second, it always beneficial to use one wider & bigger pot than two smaller pots! It better to get one rectangular pot as indicated in the image below (Right) and have multiple plants than have multiple single pots!!

Next big question – what material should it be comprised of? I do prefer the plastic ones. They have many advantages over the clay, mud or ceramic ones! They are light in weight, hence easy to carry and move. They are flexible, hence less chance of breakage. For the ones who would like to use recycled stuff for Pots and Containers, click here.

You can use smaller pots or recycled plastic bottles for growing herbs and leafy veges!!


Happy Gardening! 🙂