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Fabric pots vs. plastic. First impressions.

Bacala
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First year trying fabric and just moved from 1 to 3 gallons to beef up a bit before going into the big pots. Just a quick note to say that these things absolutely work as advertised, and anyone considering using them should not hesitate.

I have no circling or crowding of the roots at all, and they have been in the smaller pots long enough that I know in plastic I’d have some serious pruning and teasing to do, but with these, it’s just a matter of setting them into the new size and filling in the soil. Mine happen to be Root Pouch brand, but I’m sure others would be good too. It is so hot where I live that I have to bury my big plastic pots in the ground for protection from the heat, but I’ve got one test plant going that I’ll leave out in a 15gal fabric to see how it goes. Would love to be able to use these rather than dig big holes every year!

Phatlewtz
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First year trying fabric and just moved from 1 to 3 gallons to beef up a bit before going into the big pots. Just a quick note to say that these things absolutely work as advertised, and anyone considering using them should not hesitate.

I have no circling or crowding of the roots at all, and they have been in the smaller pots long enough that I know in plastic I’d have some serious pruning and teasing to do, but with these, it’s just a matter of setting them into the new size and filling in the soil. Mine happen to be Root Pouch brand, but I’m sure others would be good too. It is so hot where I live that I have to bury my big plastic pots in the ground for protection from the heat, but I’ve got one test plant going that I’ll leave out in a 15gal fabric to see how it goes. Would love to be able to use these rather than dig big holes every year!

nevergoodenuf
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GroErr
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First year trying fabric and just moved from 1 to 3 gallons to beef up a bit before going into the big pots. Just a quick note to say that these things absolutely work as advertised, and anyone considering using them should not hesitate.

I have no circling or crowding of the roots at all, and they have been in the smaller pots long enough that I know in plastic I’d have some serious pruning and teasing to do, but with these, it’s just a matter of setting them into the new size and filling in the soil. Mine happen to be Root Pouch brand, but I’m sure others would be good too. It is so hot where I live that I have to bury my big plastic pots in the ground for protection from the heat, but I’ve got one test plant going that I’ll leave out in a 15gal fabric to see how it goes. Would love to be able to use these rather than dig big holes every year!

Been using them for 3+ years and I’d never go back to plastic, if something else interesting comes along I’d try it but these fabric pots rock it. I’ve used a bunch of different brands, same results. The air pruning works and builds a solid root mass, plus you can grow much large plants per gallon of medium.

BTW: They work great outdoor, been growing them in 10gal last couple of seasons and this year I’m doing 15gal. Great for stealth and flexibility to move them around, I moved into a sub-division and it’s illegal still so I went this route. Only downside is they dry out much faster than growing in the ground but I’m willing to give that up for all the other benefits they provide.

Here’s my 2x 10gal plants from last season just before the chop.

First year trying fabric and just moved from 1 to 3 gallons to beef up a bit before going into the big pots. Just a quick note to say that these things… ]]>