"Planting in containers allows the grower complete control over the growing conditions of the plant. They can control the nutrient supply to the plant by choosing the right soil. Likewise, they can regulate the amount of sun the plant receives, its water supply, and so on." Speaking is Ana Cristina García with Plantlogic. The supplier of plastic containers explains how the most crucial factor in container growing is the container itself.
"Picking the ‘right’ pots for plants decides the level of control that the grower has on the growth cycle of the plant. It is critical to know how to choose the best pots for plants. Plastic pots are the ideal candidate for container growing. They allow the grower to choose from a vast variety of shapes and sizes. They are also easy to wash and then reuse for another plant and they are more durable too."
While choosing pots for plants, one of the most important factors to consider is the kind of drainage that the pots offer. "Drainage in a container is key to the growth of the plant in it. Proper drainage is required to maintain an uninterrupted supply of oxygen to the roots. In the absence of enough drainage, waterlogging becomes an issue that can lead to root rot."
According to Ana, the ideal pots for plants have holes strategically placed at the base and sides of the pot to allow the soil to drain.
"Agronomy is a science, and like every field, it keeps evolving as well as the designs of the pots for plants. Growers must always look for better tools to make their processes more efficient and effective. Smartly designed pots have many features that encourage healthy growth of the plant without any active effort by the grower."
"Pots are the base for a potted plant. They can make or break the architecture of the root zone, the sturdiness of the plant stem, and the health of the plant in general. So, while choosing the best pots for plants, understand the small differences between the available options. You must know how a certain design can encourage the growth of a certain plant and how to use a certain pot to maximize the yield."