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Garden Plant Pots

Plant pots are just one of the few types of containers now available to the gardener to grow plants. From polythene pots to square pots, economy pots to flower pots, we stock a huge range of different types of plant pots. All available in a selection of sizes so simply select the size and type of pot best suited to your plants requirements.
Plant pots are still one of the most popular forms of container to use, in both propagation and when potting on, as plant pots are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes and types. They provide you with a large range of flexibility when growing in a greenhouse and are also excellent value for money, as apart from the biodegradable plant pots, you will be able to use them year after year to raise your plants.
Take a look through our range of plant post today.

Plastic pots
Plastic plant pots are durable and easy to clean, so you can reuse them season after season. After use simply washing them in water with a detergent ensures they are ready for use again. We only sell plastic pots which are robust enough to withstand use year after year. All the plant pots have drainage holes in the base to allow water to drain away, ensuring your plants do not become water logged. These holes in the base of the pots also make it possible for you to use them on capillary matting, helping to make watering your plants easier.
Jiffy Pots & Blocks
Jiffy Pots & Blocks are both based on the same principle - that you want to be able to take your plants from seed through to planting out in the garden with the least disturbance to the plants possible. Jiffy accomplishes this by making their products biodegradable, so that you plant out the Jiffy Pot or Jiffy Block together with your plant.

Jiffy Blocks - also known as Jiffy Pellets or Jiffy 7 - are based on the 'container and media in one' principle. Each Jiffy Block is a mix of compost and fertiliser contained within a bio-degradable net. When you receive the pellets they are dry - to use them simply soak in water and they will swell to five times their original size. Being supplied as small, dry blocks, it's easy to store lots of Jiffy Blocks in very little space.

Jiffy Pots are not re-usable - they are biodegradable pots made from a mixture if sphagnum, recycled paper and basic nutrients. Use in the same way as a standard plant pot until it's time to transfer your plants into the garden, At this point the real benefit of the pots can be seen. You plant the pot into the ground with the plant - so there is no root disturbance and the nutrients in the pots can now be used by the plants to aid their growth. As the pots are planted with the plants, you've no pots to wash or store through the winter.

Square Pots
Square plant pots have the advantage of fitting close together, so are excellent at allowing you to use all your available bench space. Square pots are also good when youãre propagating. Youãre able to fit more square pots into a propagator than you would round plant pots, so again square pots let you make best use of the space available.
Round Pots
Traditionally plant pots are round. When looking at the size of the plant pot, round pots are always measured by their diameter at their rim in inches. Ideally, you should always have on hand two basic sizes of pots - between 2 to 2ó" diameter pots and 5 to 6" diameter pots. When youãre growing house plants, round pots tend to be more appropriate as decorative pots are often round in shape.
Biodegradable Pots
Biodegradable plant pots have the advantage over other types of plant pots of avoiding any possible root disturbance which plants can suffer from when they are transplanted. With a biodegradable pot no transplanting is required as both pot and plant are planted out at the same time. Biodegradable pots are often classed as being very suitable for growing large seeds, such as beans.
Polythene Pots
Polythene Pots, also known as polypots, bag pots, plastic pots or plant bags, are extremely popular as they are a cheap alternative to standard plant pots - being so economical Polypots are often used by those gardeners who sell off their excess seedlings at plant sales.

The other main advantage of Polythene Pots when compared to traditional plastic plant pots is that they are very easy to store. When supplied they are folded flat so you can store lots of pots in a very small space. Once they have been used, you can wash away any soil and fold them flat again ready for when they'll be needed again.

Made from flexible black plastic, the Polypots have punched-out drainage holes in the base for free drainage. When opened up and filled with compost they form a square, free-standing pot.

Flower Pots
Traditional flower pots were made of clay, nowadays most gardeners choose to use plastic pots which are lighter to carry, easier to clean and cheaper than clay pots. Available in a wide range of sizes, flower pots are used for a variety of purposes within the home, greenhouse or garden. When propagating from seeds or cuttings, if you only want to plant a small selection, using a small flower pot is perfect - you can fit lots of small pots inside a heated propagator and they are small enough to sit on a windowsill. If you want a large sized pot for housing a house plant or to create a display of plants on your patio, large sized flower pots are ideal. Even when full of compost they are easier to move than their clay equivalents - so can be turned to consistent growth all around the pot.

When using Flower Pots as temporary homes for plants, we recommend that you buy plant pots that are wider at the top than the base - this makes removing the plant from the pot without damaging the rootball much easier. For maximum stability - important for larger size pots - choose pots that are almost as deep as they are wide, making them very stable when full with compost, as well as providing lots of room for root growth.

Rootrainers
Rootrainers have been specially designed to train your plants to produce straight, strong, healthy roots. The specially grooved sides of the rootrainers encourage strong, straight root growth and stops the plant from becoming ‘plant pot bound’. At the same time the design of the Rootrainers enables you to easily inspect the root structure as it forms and enables you to remove plants without disturbing their roots - this is especially useful for plants that are sensitive to root disturbance and it also enables plants to establish faster where they have been transplanted to. The unique design of the rootainers also allows the roots of plants to come in contact with the air - resulting in ‘air pruning’ - where the end of the root dies off, and the plant produces more roots to compensate resulting in healthier, stronger root systems.
Grow Pots & Tubs
Grow Pots and Tubs have been developed to help you grow greenhouse crops - such as tomatoes, peppers, aubergines etc - easily, so that even the novice gardener can get a bumper harvest. To do this, the Grow Pots and Grow Tubs are designed to solve the problem of keeping the plants well watered. Grow Pots are especially suited when using grow bags. The pots are placed on top of the grow bag and provide your plants with more compost in which to grow and provide you with a reservoir into which you can pour the water which then seeps into the compost. Grow Tubs are designed to hold one plant each and have a base plate in the bottom so that you can place a layer of gravel where the water can reside so the roots of the plants don't become water logged.

Watering is crucial when it comes to growing tomatoes, so anything that can help you keep your plants supplied with a constant amount of water without water logging is a great help. Irregular watering can cause two main problems for your tomato crop. Firstly, with irregular watering the fruits can split so wasting the fruit. The second problem is 'blossom end rot' which are unsightly black patches on the underside of the fruit - again caused by irregular watering. So it's really important that you use the correct plant pots to grow tomatoes - so that even if you haven't got a lot of free time, you can still ensure your plants are well watered.

Ring Culture Pots
Traditional Ring Culture is where Bottomless Plant Pots are rested on a bed of porous aggregate (such as gravel). By following the Ring Culture method you avoid root diseases and you allow roots access to a large amount of moist material - this is why Ring Culture Pots are ideal when growing greenhouse crops such as tomatoes, peppers, and aubergines that are susceptible to soil-borne problems.

You can adapt the traditional method of ring culture to get the best crops from your grow bags. Simply position three Bottomless Pots on top of the grow bag - removing the polythene under each pot so the plants roots can grow straight into the bag. Plant into the Bottomless Pots. As your plants grow simply top up the pots with more compost - this encourages the growth of extra roots out of the covered stem - resulting in stronger plants. Growing plants in this way you can also create a two tier root system - by watering into the pot and into the grow bag.

Containers & Bags
Gardening with containers provides you with loads of versatility, flexibility and quicker results than growing directly in the ground. You can select the style of container to suit your garden and you can choose large containers for more impact or a selection of smaller containers grouped together for more versatility. Container gardening really comes into its own if you're short of space, as containers come in a wide range of sizes.

If you've very limited space - so have no place to store plant containers when they are empty - then opt for the planting bags. These flexible, durable, reusable bags can be washed clean at the end of the season, folded up and put away - so taking up very little space. Planter bags are available in different sizes to suit different crops, with the depth of the bags changing to suit the different root lengths. Always buy shorter bags when growing shallow rooted crops - such as radishes, spring onions, lettuce etc. - these shorter planter bags mean you can use less compost so non is wasted.

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