Posted: 22/04/2012 at 08:41
Everyone has their own preferences. On balance, given that they're good quality, I prefer clay mainly for aesthetic reasons. They're heavier, therefore more of a chore to move, but they can also "breathe", unlike plastic, but that also means they don't retain moisture as well as plastic. Clay pots can also leach salts, leaving a build up of salts around the outside. But I still prefer them. If someone gave me 70 clay pots - of good quality - I'd think it was Christmas!