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Whats a large planter

Relatively new to gardening, I keep seeing advice such as the above. Obviously to me it is meaningless unless it is in relation to something I can measure such as height width etc.

  I have plants in a dustbin, chicken feeder and an old tin cattle trough so which of them is "large" as they are all different depths and widths ?

For example

They say large planter ? So what is large in relation to this plant and others and how can I tell ?



  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    As far as I know, the gardening fraternity has no fixed definition of what large means in this context.  To me, a plant container is large if I can't move it without help when it's full of soil and plants!  I being a small middle aged/old lady.
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,326
    What is large for one plant is too small or totally ginormous for another, so I would say it all depends on what you are planting in it. Anything about 50cm diameter and a similar height I consider large, but totally subjective. 
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Looking at the link, they probably mean 'as large as you can comfortably move' as they mention the need to bring it indoors over winter.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • UpNorthUpNorth Posts: 376
    Im with bob.   If you cant get your arms round it, to move it, its large.   If its so volumous that when filled you cant move it, that's large too.

    Wouldn't buy online.... You need to see the colour and and patina. 
  • So for this 1 metre high plant I need something so huge I wont be able to move it yet I am advised to take it inside during the winter ! I am as confused as ever.....
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,968
    Nope.. you need one of these guys.. 

    Utah, USA.
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