What Are Fabric Pots?
Fabric pots are made using recyclable or biodegradable materials that are breathable and weatherproof. These lightweight and durable pots can be used for various plants, including cannabis, and many can be washed and reused.
Benefits of Fabric Pots
After witnessing the amazing benefits of fabric pots, we will never go back to plastic pots. Not only are they eco-friendly, but they also offer a multitude of advantages for growers:
Due to their breathable nature, fabric pots constantly expose the root zone to air, reducing humidity levels and promoting the healthy development of the plant’s roots.
Plants in fabric pots grow new branching roots, which enhance their overall mass and root structure. These “feeder roots” become more efficient at absorbing nutrients from the water and soil, resulting in improved plant growth.
Containers that restrict root growth without proper air pruning cause the roots to become root-bound, reducing nutrient absorption and hindering plant growth.
Providing adequate oxygen to the roots is crucial for nutrient absorption and the growth of beneficial microorganisms and bacteria. Fabric pots are breathable, allowing air to reach the plant’s root zone from all sides.
Effective drainage is essential for maintaining healthy plants, especially vegetables. Standing water around the roots can lead to root rot and other issues. Clay and plastic pots often struggle with drainage problems, even when they have drainage holes. Fabric pots, on the other hand, prevent overwatering by allowing excess water to drain from the bottom while preventing soil erosion. The fabric material also wicks moisture away from the sides and bottom of the pot, maintaining consistent soil moisture levels.
Reusable and Portable
Fabric pots are durable and long-lasting. They can withstand changing climate conditions and are easily portable and reusable.
High-quality fabric pots are resistant to cracking in hot temperatures and may even have UV protection to prevent deterioration from sun exposure.
Less Heat Stress
Fabric pots regulate the root zone temperature, reducing the risk of heat stress. Unlike plastic pots that can trap heat and cause root overheating, fabric pots dissipate heat efficiently, resulting in stronger and more resilient plants.
Fabric Pots – Buyer’s Guide
When purchasing fabric pots for growing cannabis, consider the following factors:
- Material: Choose between recycled or biodegradable materials based on your preferences.
- Quality: Opt for simple designs with durable materials, such as fabric bags with handles for easy transportation.
- Treatment: Avoid chemically treated fabric pots if you’re concerned about soil quality. Choose BPA-free options.
In our greenhouse garden tour, Andrew showcased the benefits of the SquatPot, a fabric pot with a short and wide shape, ideal for plants with shallow root systems and limited vertical space.
Where to Buy Fabric Pots
Fabric grow bags can be purchased online and in gardening supply stores. GeoPot offers two types of premium quality fabric pots: round and square. The GeoPot fabric pots are made from a black felt-like porous fabric that ensures proper drainage and air pruning. They are easy to install and relocate, allowing you to optimize your gardening experience.
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