Need small pots

Ellendale, DE(Zone 7a)

Does anyone have or know of a bargain on small 2" or so plastic pots? I do a lot of indoor cuttings and constantly need small pots to get my rooted cuttings off to a good start. Thanks so much.

Columbus, OH

I use plastic disposable cups and put holes in the bottom with a soldering iron.

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

.... or have your friends/family save their yogurt containers.


Ellendale, DE(Zone 7a)

Thanks so much, and yes, I especially love the jello cups which are sturdy. I make holes in the bottoms but didn't think of the soldering iron--great idea!

In this instance, I am specifically looking for traditional plant pots. I found a link that asks 20 cents a pot but I need to check on whether I must order in great quantity for that price.

Thanks again,


Southern Dutchess Co, NY(Zone 5b)

I find many of our Dollar Stores carry those small pots. They are usually bundled in packs of ~4 (I think). These are plastic, but they sometimes have terracotta.

Columbus, OH

Al, I make my own yogurt, so I never have yogurt containers, lol.

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

How cool is that? ;o) I'm truly impressed!


Columbus, OH

Making yogurt is really simple, compared to say...understanding how to mix a really good potting soil. ;) I'd be happy to help you if you want to make some, it's infinitely better than storebought, just dmail me.

I got three packages of 6 oz. cups for $6 at Big Lots, it's all I'll need for this season (I hope). I can put holes in the bottom of 3 at a time with a regular cheapo Harbor Freight soldering iron. Someday, maybe I'll find square cups, it'd be perfect. Given the price, I'll deal with the rounds.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Go to Freecycle ( and find the one for your area and join. Then make a request there for your pots. I'm sure someone will have them, and they'll be - FREE!

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Solo or Dixie rinse cups (3 oz). I see that Sam's Club has 600 count Dixie Cups probably for a few dollars. Grocery stores usually have a few to a hundred of them in a package. Don't get the paper cups since they fall apart in no time. The plastic ones will last several cycles. I use a knife, scissors, or an awl to cut or punch holes in the bottom or bottom rim. Works like a charm.

Saluda, SC(Zone 8a)

I use the solo cups to start things, but like you I prefer the regular shaped plastic pots for several reasons.

This supplier has the best prices I have found and is very prompt.
She has all sizes from the tiny to the regular sizes.

I don't think you would be disappointed.

Culpeper, VA(Zone 7a)

I like the clear plastic cups in the grocery stores with holes punched in bottom.


Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

I use 3 oz. paper bathroom cups for cuttings and the plastic 3 oz. cups as the best, cheap alternative for your regular 2.5" pot.

Dollar Stores are always a great source for all the "specialist equipment". ;)

Check the crafts isle often. I have not spent more than a buck each on pruners, sheet moss, pea gravel, wire, small pots etc.

And speaking of cheap: For me, the best fertilizer is MiracleGro tomato fertilizer. It's balanced. It's cheap. It's available everywhere.

And the list goes on and on...

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