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By Spunro
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i have been searching around off of amazon too but still, no luck but ill try looking around for the kinds of shops you suggested thanks! :D
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By Intheswamp
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I like 20-ounce styrofoam cups…three or four holes punched around the sides right down at the bottom with a pencil work great. They’re cheap (like me :mrgreen: ), white, and are fairly durable with a little care. They’re also insulated. ;) But, I don’t know if they sell them where you’re located. :?:
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Intheswamp wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:34 pm I like 20-ounce styrofoam cups…three or four holes punched around the sides right down at the bottom with a pencil work great. They’re cheap (like me :mrgreen: ), white, and are fairly durable with a little care. They’re also insulated. ;) But, I don’t know if they sell them where you’re located. :?:
That's what I use! I get them at Walmart. Many fast food joints also use plastic cups for 24 oz and larger sizes. Drill some holes in the bottom and you have some sturdy white pots. And that's why I'm fat :D
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By Spunro
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sounds like a good idea but ive never seen styrofoam cups for sale anywhere around here :?
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By Spunro
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there is a new garden centre opening in my area at the end of the month so ill check in there once its open
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It looks like the UK has banned "single use plastics" which Styrofoam is considered to be. I don't think there's any use looking for them in your neck of the woods.
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By MikeB
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Spunro wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:43 pm ill just have to try and find 6” tall pots elsewhere? i cant seem to find any at all
I did a little digging on Amazon and found these (not quite 15 cm tall, but they're still usable):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BN6RYHFZ
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0C6DQ7J76
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09ZH5W2R6

A large set of smaller pots:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09L5QLXVB

The prices are decent, but the shipping charges add another 150%.
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By MikeB
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andynorth wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:43 pm I guess a guy could make a killing if there were enough reasons to open up shop across the pond.
Then the buyer gets hit with VAT (Value Added Tax) when you ship into the UK, would be 20% for something like plant pots.

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