Gallon size black plastic pots for herbs?
I'm enlarging my herb garden substantially this year - and
moving it out of the 'in ground' or raised bed sections all together,
mostly so that each herb can be placed and dealt with individually per its needs.
So I'm going to pots in an open area with full sun.
A local landscaping company has MILLIONS (probably not an
exaggeration) of standard black plastic nursery pots, straight
sided 1-gallon 12" tall variety, pretty much free for the
My question: size wise, these are perfect for all the herbs
I grow, no question. Our summers near Seattle never get
hotter than maybe 95 for maybe 1-2 weeks all summer. Most
of the time it's 70s and 80s. The herb pots (25 of them)
will all be in full sun. Will the black plastic be
detrimental for the root systems due to heat on the roots?
I'm a frugal gardener and also love the idea of reusing these
pots that otherwise just go to a landfill.
Dave in University Place