The GeoPot Fabric Pot was created to satisfy the need for a durable, reliable, and cost-effective gardening container for both amateur and professional cultivators. Gardeners who are new to the idea of growing in fabric pots may not be aware of the many advantages they offer. Read on to learn about the benefits of using GeoPot Fabric Pots.
Air Root Pruning
The primary advantage of the GeoPot Fabric Pot is its air pruning capability, which results in healthier roots being able to provide more nutrients to the plant. With traditional 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 will occur, 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 lateral branching 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 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 traditional plastic containers is poor drainage, 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.
GeoPot Fabric Pots allow air to penetrate the sides of the container, keeping the soil cool 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 polypropylene 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.
The GeoPot Fabric Pot can be reused for up to 5 or 6 growing cycles. The durable fabric allows washing, and the marine-grade stitching keeps them strong no matter the environment.
Check out our complete array of GeoPot Fabric Pots in a variety of sizes here.