Clay vs plastic

J.E. Shields
Wed, 05 Oct 2011 10:19:47 PDT

I would sum up the clay vs. plastic situation this way:

For clay -- better evaporative cooling and drying of medium; aesthetic 

For plastic --  better retention of water; much cheaper; much more easily 
obtained, particularly in larger sizes and quantities; lighter in weight.

One uses the type container that is most convenient and then learns to grow 
plants in that type container, in my experience.

Jim Shields

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
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Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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