Vitax Grow Pots £3.99 from garden centres
01530 510060 for stockists or visit vitax.co.uk Features
Pack of 12 round pots measuring 31⁄2x31⁄2in (9x9cm) made from black biodegradeable material with stapled sides and flap base. Drainage gaps in base. Plant without removing pot when roots grow through the sides.
Light and a bit squidgy, but strong enough to handle even when wet. Fiddly to pull single pots apart from stack. Easy to fill with compost, to sow or transplant into. It has a broader base than fibre pots. All 12 just squeeze onto a standard-sized seed tray. Staples may linger in the soil after pot has rotted.
Quite expensive – bigger, value packs are available. Perfect for sowing big seeds or growing on seedlings before planting out. No long-term growing or ornamental value.