Scrap Wood for Pots?

remist17

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My company has a lot of scrap plywood that they just pitch in the dumpster. Can I use this for cheap "pots" for training? I have seen wooden pots before but not sure if ply wood is ok? It is not OSB but 3/8" to 3/4" CD plywood.

I would like to make several 6x8" pots that are about 4" deep for several items I need to take out of glazed pots for the winter.


Your opinions?
 

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Go for it. Just be sure to leave space/ drill holes for drainage, then cover the openings with mesh to keep your planting medium from falling through.
 
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the main prob. with ply is, the rate at which it rots...
can seal it, but by the time one does that, might be easier to buy regular wood ???
 

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Absolutely. Plywood just doesn't last as long as solid wood for training pots. It tends to delaminate from the moisture and exposure, but usually by that time you are ready for a new pot anyway.
 

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I figured the wood wood fall apart but its free. So if I do not put money out and the wood only lasts 6 months I build another one and put the plant in it.


Thanks all......saving money when ever I can
 

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