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This query is first one we get when we decide to start container gardening.
From my experience, Plastic containers are no good from long or short term perspective. They may look good and attractive in the beginning but they become brittle and crack when they are exposed to sun in the long run. Besides being not environment friendly, they will also effect the very organic nature of the compost and manures we use. So we can not consider them to be better option against earthern pots or cement pots which may break while handling.
Most plastic containers will lose color and start cracking after 2-3 years. I have experienced this problem with costly and high quality ones also. Cheaper plastics crack faster and good ones are slower.
Earthern pots are better option If we can handle them carefully.
For cement pots, we need to consider load bearing capacity of the roof before piling up more containers on one's roof. I remember reading that we can only have around 13-14 kgs of dead weight per square ft of the roof.
Can some one explain and confirm how much weight can a normal RCC roof withstand ?.
Personally I agree with Gaetha, generally speaking i don't like my plants being in plastic containers & many of my plants are in earthenware pots. – That being said i also have quite a few plastic containers & pots. The problem is that plastic pots have been promoted so much, they are available every where & quite cheap. There are some advantages like, they don't break (at least that easily as clay pots), its likely that plants may need less watering cause plastic isn't porous like clay pots (if you see that as an advantage), etc.
They do satisfy a certain slot & use in the market, but i use them because there is no other product that fulfills that same slot. Plastic is NOT a Natural material. – on the brinks of science, there is stuff about how the fields of natural materials like clay, wood etc are quite diff from the fields of artifical materials like plastic that may not be conducive to the plant.
edit: plastic pots are less bulky generally, since your question was about use in the kitchen
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