How to Clean and Disinfect Your GeoPot Fabric Pots

How to Clean and Disinfect Your GeoPot Fabric Pots

GeoPot Fabric Pots are known for their longevity because they’re constructed from a thick and durable geotextile fabric and reinforced with marine-grade stitching that will stand up to years of abuse. That being said, they can be susceptible to some of the same conditions as other growing containers, like salt or hard water buildup, algae growth, or pest infestation.

Luckily, there are 5 very simple steps you can take at the end of the growing season to keep your GeoPot Fabric Pots in near-perfect shape.

GeoPot contents completely dry

1. Once your GeoPot and its contents are completely dry, remove the root ball and soil or other growing media.

2. Use your hands or a gardening tool to scrape out as much remaining soil and debris as possible from both the interior and exterior of the pot.

Scrape out as much remaining soil and debris as possible

3. Use a wet/dry vacuum, pressure washer, or hose to remove any remaining debris that may be adhering to the pot.

Washing GeoPot Fabric Pot

4. Wash your GeoPot Fabric Pot with a stain-lifting detergent using one of the methods below. We recommend OxiClean for its strength and its ability to break down into hydrogen peroxide, which will sterilize your pot with its natural antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

  • Method 1 - Use a washing machine on a heavy soil cycle.

  • Method 2 - Mix detergent and lukewarm water in a bucket or washbasin. Insert your pots, agitate, and let it soak overnight.

5. Hang dry your GeoPot Fabric Pot on a clothesline, fence, or other convenient location.

Washing GeoPot Fabric Pot

Ready for Next Year

Once your GeoPot is clean and dry, you can fold and store it until the next growing season. Thanks to these 5 simple steps, you can be confident that your container will be in the best condition possible when you’re ready to start your next garden, and your plants will thank you for it.

For more information, read our tips on preparing your growing containers for the spring.