Source for Plastic Pots

insipidtoastJanuary 23, 2011

I'd like to purchase 1,000 1 gallon plastic pots for a homescale nursery. What is a good online supplier?

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Griffin Greenhouse and Nursery Supply - http://www.griffins.com/

If you're on the east coast, there should be a local branch somewhere near you. If not, you could have them shipped or look for a similar local supplier. Also, check the Container Forum. I bet they have a bunch of listings.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 7:55PM
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calistoga_al

Our garden club uses several thousand one gallon nursery pots, all of them used. The landfill dumps are full of them. Buying new pots for a home nursery will make a serious dent it your profits. Al

    Bookmark   January 28, 2011 at 10:10AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

That reminds me of another possibility. When/If you take your plastic bottles to a recycling center, keep an eye out for some there. I threw away a bunch of used pots at one today. I've never looked into the bins to see if others were there, but it wouldn't surprise me.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2011 at 11:19PM
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madrone(VancIsl BC)

I put a sign up on the driveway in the spring. Its amazing how many of my neighbours are very happy to know they are being environmentally responsible by having their pots reused (the 2nd most ENERGY efficient "R" in the REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE).

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 4:38PM
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insipidtoast

Calistoga,

Do you actually go to the landfill and pick out thousands of pots? If not, how do you acquire them?

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 12:06AM
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ETxHippie(8)

I buy them used on ebay for a lot less than the cost of buying new. They still have dirt on them so I wash them in a large tub of bleach water. The plants I put in them don't seem to notice the pots aren't new.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 10:53PM
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deltaohio

Check with some landscapers. They are always looking to get rid of containers.

Frank

    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 12:03AM
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jolj(7b/8a)

Calistoga is right, I have been to the landfill(SC) & seen them. But less then they once did because of people taking them to recycling center like brandon 7 said.
Madrone, put up a sign will help, I just pick them up off the street, before the trash truck comes, like the grass clippings, leaves & straw for mulch & composting.
A friend ran a 2 acre nursery, got spare pots by asking his customers to return his pots & any other they did not want & got them from all over,Walmart,Lowes.Just make it clear what size you want or you will end up with a truck load of 2" X 2" pots. The larger carrying trays are good for cutting & seed propagation.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2011 at 11:46AM
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franknjim

I go dumpster diving at Lowes and have collected tons of growers pots in all sizes, cell packs and flats. Quite often during the season they throw out entire flats of dying plants, especially during the peak of summer and in the fall. The garden center section usually has their own dumpster seperate from the rest of the store.

If you want new sold retail you can try the link below. If you have a resellers license and can buy wholesale do a search online for Hummert in St. Louis Missouri.

Here is a link that might be useful: Greenhouse Megastore

    Bookmark   March 8, 2011 at 9:22AM
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TravelingBiker(9)

My wife and I are always on the look out for pots being thrown away. They clean up real nice with a can of spray paint and look brand new. No one knows we salvage our pots from the garbage ;)

Here is a link that might be useful: My Weblog

    Bookmark   March 20, 2011 at 4:24AM
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hookedongardens67

I can help you out with those 1000 one gallons, I have that many easily.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 12:28AM
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