Winter can be a trying time for outdoor gardeners, but did you know that you can use GeoPot Fabric Pots indoors and in greenhouses? Bringing your grow inside your home or greenhouse in the winter is a great way to extend the season, and fabric pots are houseplant-friendly, too!
So why use fabric pots inside, and what does it take to do it? Let’s check it out:
How Fabric Pots Can Benefit Your Indoor or Greenhouse Grow
GeoPot fabric pots have many benefits that will boost your garden, whether you’re growing inside or out!
Air Root Pruning
The primary advantage of the GeoPot Fabric Pot is air root pruning. During this process, the plant’s roots reach the dry air outside the pot and are naturally self-pruned, activating 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.
The porous geotextile fabric of the GeoPot 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 and wooden raised beds is poor drainage, leading to soil-borne diseases like Phytophthora and Pythium, responsible for devastating root rot. With the GeoPot Fabric Pot and GeoPlanter, excess water can easily drain from the container, keeping moisture at an ideal level for healthy plant growth.
Bring Them Indoors Safely
With all the benefits that fabric pots bring to the table, including sturdy handles for easy moves, why aren’t we already bringing them inside?
While fabric pots are great for your plants, you’ll want to be mindful about how you bring them in, so they don’t cause a mess in your home or greenhouse.
Keep your floors and furniture clean and free of water damage by following these handy tips:
Use water catch trays, tarps, drainage trenches, or plastic saucers to contain and divert water that drains from the pot
Consider bottom watering your houseplants with a quick soak in the tub
Check out larger decorative pots–you can always toss your GeoPot-planted greenery inside for an aesthetically pleasing look with all the benefits of fabric pots!
In or Out, GeoPot Has You Covered
You just can’t beat the benefits of GeoPot when it comes to growing healthy plants. Whether you’re looking to bring your outdoor grow inside for the winter or switch your indoor plants to better pots, GeoPot has the air root pruning, aeration, and drainage your plants need!
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