Dr Who’s original Tardis was a garden shed!
This week I have been dismantling my uncles home-made shed, it was approximately 6’x3’x6′(at the apex) and it had floor space to stand in it. But it had an unbelievable amount of stuff in, almost as though stuff was being placed into the space, just created, as it was being emptied. When bagged for the tip the contents looked too much for the shed.
It was his shed for storing gardening equipment/paraphernalia, some of which was that old it just disintegrated upon movement, including pots – lots and lots of pots.
Now I don’t know what it is with gardeners, of the male variety, and their pot collecting hobby, my dad is the same and the numbers are far beyond practical use. I understand x amount of pots and several sizes of that number for potting on, but what I don’t understand is the logic of odds pots, the ones that won’t stack, are a different shape or the ones that are a size – and a bit, what was the purpose of saving, often for years, with no use of them at all, to get blown around and damaged. I am of course talking about plastic ones here.
No, I do not understand the pot collecting hobby, my preference for seedlings is homemade pots out of newspapers and trays. When I get my own allotment I may also include plug trays, but purchased along with the peg board to push the plugs out. I will have no desire to store more than the pots I require, and that is coming from a container veg grower.
That also goes for the junk collections found in sheds…Saved for the ever elusive just in case.