Size Does Matter
Newsletter 7 – Wednesday, December 31, 1969
10, 12, 14, or larger?.
These are basket and containers sizes for the outside.
Due to the fact the basket or container is usually sitting alone and has a lot of air movement around it they need more water that a group of plants sittting together.
Unless you are home you need to buy baskets 10 inch or larger for the outside since anything smaller cannot hold enough water on a warm sunny day in July.
Remember that in the greenhouse industry there are no standards. A quart jar of pickles holds 32 onces. A ten inch basket varies between 281 and 450 cubic inches. There are many different manufactures and each one has a different size. To confuse the issue more each manufacturer has different sizes of 10 inch baskets.
We use a Kord true 10 inch basket. It holds the most volume of any 10 inch basket. That is all you need to remember.