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How Many Have You Got?

This morning, while I was in the doctors' waiting room, I started reading a 2012 copy of Which Gardening magazine. The first article was about recycling (or not) plastic pots.

A caption caught my attention: "The average gardener has 39 plastic pots". This was pots they would probably never use.

I have 'slightly' more than 39.image How many have you got? Do you recycle them?



  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    I've got at least 100

    But most get used for seeds and potting on.
  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 331

    I use smaller ones for potting on but never all of them. I also have lots of bigger ones that you get perennials or small shrubs in. Also some of the tall thin ones that climbers come in.

  • I probably have nearer 200.  We recycle the middle sized ones - I use the small ones for potting on seeds & some of the larger ones for shrubs etc.  I don't give away any of the good, old fashioned terracotta pots - they are like gold dust here now - I used to have 100's of terracotta pots but they inevitably crack or get knocked over.  I also have some concrete pots which we have painted in bright colours.

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    Lots , gave half away last year .use most of them now.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,349

    I have no idea, I can't manage the sort of mathematics required to work it out

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,248

    Er, lets see, the remainder of 7.000 of the square 3in type. About 2,000 of the small round 2 in ones, and about 3,000 plus of ones which look very much like those root trainer things, 4 inches tall and 1 inch sqaure. Plus a few hundred 1 litre pots for bigger plants.

    So a few more than the average.

    Many of them filled with plants though.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,861
    hollie hock wrote (see)

    I have no idea......loads of them.  I know my big dustbin is full of them and there's a couple of large compost bag full. The local nursery gives them away or you can drop some off too

    I could have written that image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,946

    Berghill I think you've won the prize. Post your address so we can add to your collectionimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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