Quality will last and we have a few broken tools in our potting shed from Mr T getting too enthusiastic with cheap equipment.
Here it really is a case of buy cheap, buy twice. However we do all have a budget. Tp make your money go further look to buy in the off season.
We found a lot of plant pots on offer through our local freecycle page and this can be great for new gardeners. One lady just asked for a small donation to a local charity and that was an absolute pleasure. A few pots were broken, so we use those as drainage and now as plant markers too!
I am continually annoyed that a lot of the more ornate plant pots do not come with drainage holes built in! So I made a little how to video to show you how easy it is to use a pilot drill and then a larger drill bit. You can find plenty of planters that do come with drainage already incorporated.
A good place to buy plant pots is a local nursery or via a reliable online nursery .I am an impulse buyer when I go to a nursery. Which can be expensive. If you are a bit guilty of this too, adopt the tactic of researching online and knowing what you want. You will get a more cohesive look to your herb garden and can inter plant with other edibles too.
It will help me to house my herbal tea garden as well as providing a pretty little display. Plus it is a way to separate the patio up to make it more snug. Basically I am writing this paragraph to try and help my husband out!