Colour plastic plant pots are not only ideal containers for growing plants but they can brighten up a section of your garden or veranda effortlessly – read this article. RJE Distributors stock this exquisite range of colour plastic pots which it supplies (wholesale) to a list of stockists in Gauteng and South Africa.
Window Box and Saucer 56cm
Window Box 32cm
Square Pots Various Sizes
Square Pot Various 32cm
Plant Pots And Saucers
Square Pots Various Sizes
10cm Deco Pots
Complete Hanging Bowls
Colour plastic plant pots are ideal containers for growing plants. I found an exquisite range of colour plastic pots to start my garden project. Online I found some by searching plastic flower pots wholesale South Africa in Google.
Just about every home has a space where the sun shines which is essential for plant growth. The other two ingredients needed are water and good soil. This is where I will suggest a fourth element – plastic plant pots. If you are not into creating a large garden but enjoy watching your little plant grow into maturity, then a good plastic pot with a tray is perfect.
A few years ago, someone visited our home and commented that we wouldn’t be able to grow anything in our garden because the ground was mostly hard clay and not suitable for gardening. I could have reigned myself to that fate by accepting his opinion. Instead, I visited our local library and took out a book on compost – the kind that you make yourself. The book also explained the important role played by earthworms in the process of turning unfertile soil to fertile soil.
In doing some more research I went online and became interested in growing vegetables in plastic pots when I came across amazing pins on Pinterest on the subject. Avid gardeners usually blog about their hobby or pastime and then promote them on Pinterest for the world to see. One of the articles had a photo of a big plastic pot with about twenty carrots growing in it. The photo also showed the grower’s hand holding ten healthy looking carrots next to the plastic flowerpot. The article read, “Container Gardening for Vegetables.”
Armed with a basic knowledge of improving the soil I started our compost heap in the corner of our property. Every day I threw the vegetable peels and tea leaves on the compost heap. In time, the heap grew bigger, and I just kept at it relentlessly.
During my reading research I found that my soil was not prepared properly, and my watering regimen was incorrect. Knowing that gave me hope. Maybe I could also become a gardening guru if I searched some more and followed the steps of the gardening experts who generously provided guidance on their blogs.
I decided that plastic plant pots are the ideal containers for growing plants in and there are many advantages using this method. So, I decided to give it a go. My first reason was that pots are portable and can be moved into the right spot for growing. The second reason was that it’s easy to prepare a bit of soil in a pot instead of doing the back-breaking preparation for a vegetable garden patch. Pest control then becomes easier as well. Pots with living plants also add colour to an area that looks bland. There are probably more reasons for growing vegetables in pots than what I’ve mentioned here but it motivated me to try again.
My previous experience with growing vegetables was with a few tomato plants that happened to spring up from a few tomato pips that my wife had thrown on the ground encouraged me to see if my own beans or spinach or whatever I grew myself could also taste very rich and tangy. I was in for a surprise because home-grown vegetables in home-grown compost taste much nicer than those we buy in the supermarket. There’s another HUGE BENEFIT. You can pick the tomato or been or whatever you grew in your garden, and it will be 100% fresh and healthy. To me that is a bonus besides the improved taste.
To my great surprise and delight I discovered my compost heap had grown into the perfect habitat for earthworms and other creatures that decompose organic waste. The soil was loose and dark and felt rich. It wasn’t the same as the dead clay soil in the ground in my yard. It just goes to show you what a bit of knowledge can do for you.
I was confident that my plastic plant pots project had a very good chance of succeeding. The beans that I grew were beautiful. If they didn’t thrive where I placed the pots, I could always move them to a better spot. This strategy was necessary since I was learning all the time how to grow my own vegetables.
Since then, I have grown different kinds of vegetable as well as figs, avocados, strawberries, and granadillas. After the winter and we get some rains our garden springs to life and the bees have a glorious time collecting pollen from the different kinds of flowers my wife grows. I have a great time photographing the flowers and bees and put the photos on my Facebook page. I think the fellow who told us nonsense about our yard will change his point of view now.
Contributed by one of our clients.