Nursery contains or Flower pot sizes

J.E. Shields
Tue, 24 Feb 2004 12:26:57 PST
Angelo's comments inspired me to determine some actual volumes, since I've 
been wondering about this for literally years.  My preliminary results are at:

I simply took some average-looking  standard clay flower pots and measured 
the inside diameters and height, then calculated the volumes.  As I recall, 
for a truncated cone the formula is:

V = pi X (r1 + r2) X (r1 + r2) X ht / 4

A 6-inch pot holds a little under 1/2 gallon (US), a 7 inch pot holds a 
little over that.

Jim Shields

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