The GeoPot Fabric Pot was created to satisfy the need for a durable, reliable, and cost-effective gardening container for both amateur and professional growers. Gardeners who are new to the idea of growing in fabric pots may not be aware of the many advantages they offer, such as improved aeration, superior drainage, and air root pruning.
Read on to learn about the benefits of using GeoPot Fabric Pots and how they can help you grow happier, healthier plants.
Air Root Pruning
The primary advantage of the GeoPot Fabric Pot is its air root pruning capability, which results in healthier roots being able to provide more nutrients to the plant. With conventional plastic pots, the plant's roots will reach the edge of the container and be forced to circle in search of nutrients. As these roots travel, minimal lateral branching occurs, resulting in poor nutrient uptake and cause the roots to quickly become root-bound.
In a GeoPot Fabric Pot, the roots reach the air on the outside of the pot and are naturally self-pruned, which activates the growth of many fibrous feeder roots. These roots are more productive in the uptake of water and nutrients, resulting in a healthier, more robust plant that utilizes the entire root zone for optimum plant growth. See air root pruning in action.
The porous fabric of the GeoPot Fabric Pot allows air to enter the root zone from all surfaces of the container, providing more oxygen for the roots and supporting beneficial microorganisms and bacteria. The available oxygen is essential for the metabolic process in taking up minerals and nutrients. Oxygen is also necessary to diffuse carbon dioxide caused by the respiration of root cells and microorganisms.
A common problem with conventional plastic containers is poor drainage, where water collects and cuts of oxygen to the roots, leading to soil-borne diseases like Phytophthora and Pythium, responsible for devastating root rot. With the GeoPot Fabric Pot, excess water can easily drain from the container, keeping moisture at an ideal level for healthy plant growth. Learn more about how to avoid the dangers of overwatering.
GeoPot Fabric Pots allow air to penetrate the sides of the container, keeping the soil a few degrees cooler when exposed to direct sun on hot summer days or the intense light of an indoor grow light.
The GeoPot Fabric Pot is constructed of the thickest non-woven geotextile material available and is reinforced with high-quality bonded-polyester thread. The innovative quad-stitched construction allows the container to withstand constant moisture and prolonged UV exposure while retaining its self-supporting form and structural integrity for several years.
The GeoPot Fabric Pot can be reused for up to 5 or 6 growing cycles, especially with proper care and cleaning. The durable fabric allows washing, and the marine-grade stitching keeps them strong no matter the environment.
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