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Jan 26, 2014 9:24 AM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT

I've been using these clear pots for a while now, and I do think that they are great early on for the reasons that you give - the ability to see root growth, and see if the soil is dry or not. That being said I think that the passage of time and algae growth seems to negate some of the benefits. I have had a few plants that by looking at them swore that they were soaking wet, but in fact were bone dry because of the color of the algae on the inside of the pots.

I have some plants in the larger clear pots that have a cone in the center for "better drainage" and can see no real benefit over traditional pots. I won't say that they harm the plants, but have not experienced big benefits either. I guess I will continue to use both clear and non-clear pots depending on what I have on hand, but do prefer to start a cutting in a small clear pot and move it up to a colored pot.


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