A 30 liter plant pot is a good size for beginning potters because it makes drying much easier. It is about the right size to hold about one foot of soil and will fit most standard potting benches that are sold in most garden centers. If you have never used a potter before then you may want to choose a pot that has a larger opening for air circulation, especially if you live in a dry or hot climate. These pots are also usually sturdier and more durable than those made for smaller quantities of plants.
One important thing to consider when choosing a pot is what type of soil your garden needs. This will ensure that the pot you get will be able to suit your needs. The soil type that is recommended for container gardens is one that contains sand, peat, perlite or vermiculite. However, most people that have garden plants in their garden use clay because it is the easiest to work with.
Once you have decided on the proper potting bench then you can begin shopping around for one. There are many different types of pots that are available, and you will need to figure out which one is best for your garden. Many gardeners prefer the smaller pots, while others may prefer the larger ones. There is also an assortment of sizes to choose from as well.
The size of the pot that you choose will depend on how many plants you have. If you are only growing a few plants then a small pot should work just fine. However, if you are starting a garden full of plants then a large pot is necessary. You will also need to take into consideration the amount of sunlight your garden gets during the day and at night, so make sure that your pot will accommodate that as well.
Some gardeners choose the metal, potting benches, because they are durable and are not subject to as much damage. It is important to clean the potters regularly so that they stay clean and free of any debris. Also, it is important to not put anything acidic into the pot or the plants could become ill. Many potters will put white vinegar into the pot in order to disinfect it. Make sure that the potting bench is completely wiped down and that you dry it properly before re-using it.
If you do choose to buy a plastic pot then you should watch for the weight of the pot. They tend to be lighter than metal, but still require a bit of effort to lift and carry. It can be harder to move a heavy plastic pot around when it is wet, and also the plastic tends to warp when it gets wet over time. It is not recommended that heavy duty plastic pots are used in areas where there is plenty of walking or water, because the water could warp the pot and affect the way that the plant grows.
The next consideration that you will need to make when looking at different pots is the drainage system. You want a potting bench that has good drainage. This means that the water will drain out of the pot and into an appropriate catch tray underneath. If you have an above ground garden you may not need to worry about drainage as the root system will take care of this. If your soil is clay or sandy and your garden soil is not that well draining you will want to add some type of drainage system to your pot. Most gardeners will place a perforated tray beneath the potting bench and this allows the excess water to drain away from the plants.
There are many potting benches available and each one will suit a certain type of garden. If you have a small garden you can get away with smaller pots and this will allow you to fill up more space. If you have a larger garden you will probably want to get a bigger pot and you can use pots that are designed to sit on the potting bench. Most designers cater for the smaller gardens and have several sizes and designs to choose from. It is a good idea to go online and see what is available and at your convenience.