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Q.Psw Pots Versus Terra Cotta Clay Pots

Zone San Miguel, CA zone 8b/9 | sicilianmissy6583 added on April 15, 2024 | Answered

Can you tell me if you have an article on PSW pots and the pros and cons of them? A compare and contrast with terracotta / clay pots (I ready your article with clay and plastics! helped me a lot!) would be awesome. I am not sure how to get back to my questions on here (new), but maybe you could email me the link or the answer so I can find your response. PSW is made of the plastic, stone and wood powder…  I have to repot a lot of my outdoor and indoor plants this year and I cannot seem to find much on these in the way I am looking for. Thanks so much! Dena Price

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Answered on April 15, 2024

First, I have removed links personally identifiable information with the exception of your name. We wouldn't want your information available to the public. As far as email goes... I can't do that. I don't have authorization. The answer should go to the email that you signed up with, however.

Now, as far as PSW vs terra cotta-

PSW pots and terra cotta pots are both popular choices for gardening containers but have distinct characteristics and pros and cons. PSW pots, made from a mixture of plastic, stone, and wood, offer durability and are lightweight, making them easy to move and handle. They are also weather-resistant and retain moisture well. However, some may find their appearance less traditional. On the other hand, terra cotta pots, made from fired clay, have a classic look and feel. They are breathable, which promotes healthy root growth, but they can be prone to cracking in freezing temperatures and are heavier than PSW pots. Ultimately, the choice between PSW and terra cotta pots depends on factors such as aesthetics, durability, and gardening needs.

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