Plant containers - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Jim Tomczak
Mobile, Al
Small perennial garden 8b-2011>
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Question by JimT
March 4, 2011
What are the best containers made of to grow the healthiest container gardens.size no concideration.JIMT. how to tell if they are freeze proof?


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Answer from NGA
March 4, 2011

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About the only containers that will crack in freezing weather are unglazed terra cotta pots so if you use plastic, wood or glazed ceramic pots you won't lose them over the winter months to cold weather. Plastic containers are inexpensive but usually last only about 3 years; wood containers will last 5 or more years and glazed ceramic containers will last the longest. Be sure that any container you use has adequate drainage holes on the bottom so excess water can drain out.

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