I’ve searched for the best nursery pots for my fruit trees for 6 months for container gardening. After searching, I believe I found the perfect fruit tree container and give 6 reasons why I chose this nursery container for my fruit trees.

I took into account 6 criteria when searching for a nursery pot for my trees: size, cost, mobility, durability, color and aesthetics. These nursery containers best met my needs. I settled on 15 gallon nursery containers (#15 nursery containers) for ideal performance.

*** See my Amazon Storefront* linked below for a link to the 15 gallon nursery pots. ***

When selecting plant pots for fruit trees, I suggest going with hard plastic pots over grow bags or root pouches because hard roots tend to puncture the fabric grow bags and fabric pot types.

0:00 6 Criteria For Choosing The Best Nursery Pot
3:16 How Nursery Container Size Is Calculated
5:30 Nursery Container Cost
7:50 Nursery Container Durability And UV Resistance
9:45 Importance Of Nursery Container Color
11:35 Nursery Pots VS. 5 Gallon Buckets
13:23 Adventures With Dale

If you have any questions about container gardening, these nursery containers, the things I am growing in my garden, are looking for any garden tips and tricks, or have questions about gardening and organic gardening in general, please ask in the Comments below!




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  1. Mike on August 15, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Just a suggestion Home Depot makes a speckled paint that looks like stone on the outside I’ve used it on a Wishingwell it holds up well and it’s decorative and it looks a whole lot better if you’re interested in making it look nice . You can also go to Harbor freight and buy four wheeled furniture dollies and roll the plants around if you need to move them do you have a great video collection with some very good tips just Saul I throw this idea out at you thanks again.

  2. harrys benz on August 15, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Where can I find garden 15 gallon container ?

  3. Ibrahim Siam on August 15, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Hey! Which container sizes are good for figs from the beginning to parmanent potting? Can you Plesse mention the sizes gradually?

  4. A M on August 15, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Now that you got the pots, how are you gonna fill them, lol?

  5. Deborah Marchant on August 15, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Hey thanks. I appreciate the information. 

    Some questions.

    Do the plastic pots leach toxins into the soil and if so, do the toxins enter the fruits?

    Thanks again

  6. Lissa Jean on August 15, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    This was very useful to me, thank you. I also saw the plastic 1/2 barrel pots at Home Depot, but here in Fairbanks, Alaska, they were $48 each. I couldn’t find anything that size in a decent price. I also like the food safe HDPE. We want to grow potatoes and such in them. Things too big to grow in 12" beds raised above the ground on legs. Very cold ground, very short growing season, but sunlight 24 hours a day in summer. Already ordered these from Amazon. Just subscribed.

  7. Margaret Mojica on August 15, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Years ago my local hardware store had nursery pots that were 14.50" across and 17" high. They were quite expensive at $14.00 each (7 years ago), but two fig trees, and one guava tree have been in them ever since and the pots are still good and not breaking apart. I have pulled out the trees, added potting mix at the bottom, put them back in, and added potting mix on top. I always put a small rock at each drainage hole so the water and soil does not drain out as quickly. Home Depot has some cheap plastic pots (17" across x 14" tall) that almost look like clay pots, and cost only $10, They also have larger pots, shaped like upside down bell, in red, blue, and lime green for $12.

  8. Concha Salazar on August 15, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    New sub. Good video 😁 watching from Sacramento ca

  9. Johnnybx 3 on August 15, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Great information 👍

  10. Carlisle Forrester on August 15, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Hi Dale,where do i buy the ground cover?

  11. Willie Dora on August 15, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing!

  12. Tien Truong on August 15, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Hello, I’ve been looking for these containers but couldn’t find your link. Can you please give me the link? Thank you!

  13. Princess Lilian's Gardens on August 15, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    I like your videos always spot on. My fig has come out by now but I’ll do the repotting tomorrow into a sort of laundry basket . It’s white though but the fig has woken aleady. It’s still cold in the evens so I intend to keep it indoors

  14. PoptheBubble ChartLeaks on August 15, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Hmm. I would like a lighter colored version. I need to put cool climate plants into an area warmer than they were meant for. I like the idea though. What kind of paint would work on them?

  15. Punky on August 15, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    As I live in south Florida, why black tubs? The heat and sun bake the roots? Do they come in white?

  16. Victor Valdez on August 15, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks for this video, I bought this containewrs because of this video.

  17. Nadine Shively on August 15, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Best informative videos around. Thank you!

  18. Jeanne Keller on August 15, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I just got my delivery of #15s ordered thru your Amazon storefront and you are not kidding! These are some sturdy, hulking buckets! Now I just have to haul the potting soil and do the up-potting. Thanks again.

  19. Roger Boehm on August 15, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I live in Las Vegas Nevada and I go to my local nursery and I buy used pots, 1 gallon to 15 gallon for a fraction of what a new one costs.
    I can get 1 gallon pots for a 10 cents a piece and 15 gallon pots for $1.00 a piece.

  20. Jeanne Keller on August 15, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I wasn’t able to use link on PC, but on phone was able to get to site and order. (FYI for all old school viewers out there….) AND, best of all, free shipping! Another site I tried wanted $650 just for the shipping. (Yes, 15 gals are available on 3/21.)
    BTW, I watch you religiously. Figs are my new religion. I love how clear and to the point and full of facts your videos are. I appreciate that you edit yourself, which is much needed by other videographer educators. I also appreciate your evidence based approach to things, and that you share everything you learn. I’m in Vermont, one hour from the Canadian border, so I can’t afford to make mistakes during my growing season…..
    So, thanks for all that you are doing for all of us.

  21. Rose O'Reilly Sievers on August 15, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    When I bought my house last year, the seller left a 10 gallon pot for free. I’ve been tryig to decide if I can plant a fruit tree in it. thanks for your video.

  22. Kat's Eye View on August 15, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    buy some cheap pretty stickers and put a collage of them on it.
    or, just tie ribbons of the season around them.

  23. Me H on August 15, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    We found 17 gal laundry basket/container at walmart, for 5.00 with rope handles. I do not no if it is UV resistant. we live in Central Texas so we will find out how long they last. We also had to drill our own drain holes.

  24. angel cardenas on August 15, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Spring lake?! I’m about to buy a house in Raeford and looking for fruit garden ideas

  25. t3g3b3 on August 15, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I’m guessing the reason the pots are sized the way they are is so that you know ‘I can add X amount of soil before the plant is completely compacted and needs to be repoted’ ? maybe?

  26. LOHITHA T. S on August 15, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Can we get fruits in this method sir

  27. The Millennial Gardener on August 15, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    The #15 containers are back in stock! If you are interested in the item, see my Amazon Storefront in the video description for the link.

  28. Bright Spark Ideas on August 15, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Great video, I love how you thought this through and I think they appear to be a excellent deal. Love the zoomies too.

  29. MySuburbanHomestead on August 15, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I found that adding 3" to 4" of grass clippings to the top soil of my containers cooled the soil significantly during the hot Summer months… while also adding water retention and fertilizer. It attracts worms too…

    I just went to your store front and added a 10pack to my cart. Thanks!!!

  30. Ricker’s Homestead A Hobby Farm on August 15, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I found some black 17 gallon plastic tubs at Walmart for $5 each. They have rope handles. I did have to drill my own holes though.

  31. Uptown Rob on August 15, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I buy 20 gallon plastic tubs/bins at lowes 8$ and I spray the outside with truck bed liner

  32. CovertOpsXX on August 15, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Excellent advice!! I’ve been frustrated for years that big plastic containers are so ridiculously expensive. I just bought 10 of these (got 11 😁). I also bought 5 of the larger ones (25 gal). They are a little more expensive but huge and still way cheaper than anything else! Almost the same volume as a 24” box. Thank you for the awesome tip! And your excellent video on pruning avocado trees. Subscribed! 👍🏼

  33. Peach on August 15, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Great explanations and reasoning helps other understand. <3

  34. M A on August 15, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    LOL! Dale must be a Boxer – so typical of them! Thanks for the great info, we’ve been looking for these!

  35. A M on August 15, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Theoretically, aren’t wider pots better than tall pots, because you will have more even moisture. With the tall ones you’ll have drier soil up pot and wetter soil down at the bottom. I don’t know if the difference is enough to make a difference or not though.

  36. Zubair Muhammad on August 15, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    From where can I buy these in pakistan,as amazon dont operate here.

  37. Lizzy Brown on August 15, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    11:00 lol yeah they look better then your paint buckets!

  38. Pat and Bev Lancaster Lancaster on August 15, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    I just discovered you and your channel! You do an excellent job of teaching! Could you direct me to any of your videos that would help me to save my fig trees before my land is cleared in 3 weeks? Can I propagate now (May 20) even though it should be done in the winter? Thanks so much for all your help!

  39. Concha Salazar on August 15, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Can I grow Apricot, pear, cherry, apple. In those containers? Why do you grow so many fig trees?

  40. Forgiven817 on August 15, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Hi there, I found your Amazon store but I could not find these pots. Are they out of stock or am I being dense…lol? 😐

  41. ChefCrys01 on August 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Is this the same with grow bags?

  42. Joanne Iodice on August 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Would love to buy these …but don’t need 10. Would be willing to buy 5.

  43. Richard Nesh on August 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I picked up a set of the 15 gallon containers from Amazon the other day. Wow, did they smell terrible. Did anyone experience a strong smell from these containers?

  44. Christine Hall on August 15, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Hi! Are these pots big enough for citrus, mangos and avocado pears trees?

  45. AMERICANREBEL ! on August 15, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I would like to see you repot one of your trees. Great video thank you.

  46. Lesia Dziuma on August 15, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing the information on pots. 👍

  47. SPot on August 15, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    The 15s are sold out. You musta got some good referrals lol

  48. FarmerLankyReacts on August 15, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    If you live near a farmer see if they have any empty molasses or protein tubs for cattle. They are pretty good size and very durable. I cleaned mine out and grow alot of stuff in them.

  49. Carla Laster on August 15, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    I’ve rooted several fig cuttings using your method (THANK YOU) and am now ready to pot them. I have 15 gallon nursery pots and wonder should I pot them directly into this large size or start with a smaller pot?

  50. Julian Schweitzer on August 15, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    I live in Melbourne Victoria. Can buy 53cm across x 48cm high black pots like this.

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