The Tea Break Gardener

Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg

Has the plastic plant pot had its day?

2018-03-05T18:37:52+00:00January 14th, 2018|Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg|

Unless you’ve been living in your shed you’ll be aware of recent media focus on the worldwide environmental impact of plastic containers. We’ve all been shocked by the images of the huge islands of floating plastic in our oceans. The profitability of the modern horticulture industry was founded on the introduction of plastic plant containers. We’ve all benefitted from the keen pricing and variety of supply that plastic has afforded gardeners. But there is an environmental cost to this. We may have beautiful gardens but the plastics are polluting land and seas. Can home gardeners reduce plastics pollution?