Root Pouch® branded growing containers are fabric bags designed to improve the growing conditions of plants by improving the root system. Root Pouch® growing bags are made from a combination of recycled PET plastic and natural organic fibers. The PET plastis is processed into a cotton like material and used as a binding agent to hold the organic fibers together. This material combination allows roots to penetrate through the organic fibers which will slowly decompose with microbial activity found in natural soils. the organic fibers also provide a positive oxygen exchange between the inside and outside of the pots. This oxygen exchange is very beneficial to producing a very strong and healthy root system. Another beneficial result from growing in a Root Pouch® is the tiny root tips will adhere to the fabric eliminating all root circling and allows the roots to wick moisture from anywhere around the container, creating a symbiotic relationship between the growing container and the plant essentially enhancing the root systems abilities and reducing stress on the plants caused when growing medias dry out un evenly. These benefits cannot be duplicated in conventional plastic growing pots.
Another benefit of the Root Pouch® is the plant can be left in the Root Pouch® and planted directly in the landscape. Because the organic fibers contained in the material will decompose in time with the help from microbes in natural soils roots will continue to penetrate the fabric and grow into the native soil. Because the fabric is designed to last 3-4 years and some of the plants we sell, are not that old when we sell them, we recommend cutting some slits around the sides and the bottom of the container to allow roots to escape quicker. Also be sure to remove any fabric that may be showing above the soil, as it can cause a wicking effect and dry the fabric below the soil.
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