Those resin pots---or styrofoam?----pots

Judy LodinAugust 29, 2005

I bought several of those very light-weight pots yesterday at Garden Ridge. These are not plastic, but those that are meant to look like the real thing. These don't quite feel as substantial as resin---maybe even more light weight. I am using them as containers for the flimsy plastic nursery plastic pots inside, but would really prefer to plant the plants in these containers themselves and take them out o f the nursery pots. I'm wondering how these pots hold up to potting soil and watering. I just didn't want to fool with the heavy clay ones that dry out so quickly. Any comments or advice are appreciated very much!

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Are these for water gardens (to be submersed) or are these pots that look like paper mache, but are meant to withstand freezing temperatures without breaking and help insulated the roots? If yes to the latter, I have two of these large pots for 3 years now and they are excellent. I drilled a drainage hole in each, added some pebbles and sand and potting soil. They take water without any problem and are very sturdy and light.

Hope this helps,


    Bookmark   August 29, 2005 at 10:18AM
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Judy Lodin

Claudia, thanks a lot. These pots I have remind me more of paper mache than the heavier resin actually. They are going to be used inside the house.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2005 at 10:47AM
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ljrmiller(z7 NV)

I have used the styrofoam pots for several years now. They have done beautifully in spite of freeze-thaws and harsh weather. I drill several holes (3 for a 9" pot or more for larger pots) with a 1/2" spade bit to make the drainage better, but other than that, I use them as is.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2005 at 3:23PM
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I love them. All my plants overwintered wonderfully in them, the styrofoam type, I mean.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2005 at 12:34AM
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