When it’s time to plan a container garden, a common oversight is buying the pots before deciding what you want to plant. It’s easy to see good looking containers and starting to buy the best looking pots before deciding what’s best for the plants that will go in them.
The issue is how the plant’s roots prefer to grow – some root vegetables like carrots and potatoes need a deeper pot to grow correctly, while other plants like ferns and most herbs have shallow roots and are looking for space to spread out.
If you’ve seen the GeoPot Squat Pot, you may have found your new favorite pot for a container grow – and who could blame you!? The GeoPot SquatPot Fabric Pot with a round bottom half the height and double the width of traditional GeoPots making it ideal for cloned plants or even applications with multiple shallow rooting plants in one pot! Besides all the pragmatic reasons, the SquatPot is constructed using the same geotextile fabric - made from BPA free plastics – that a traditional GeoPot relies on to keep soil aerated, roots air-pruned, and overwatering a thing of the past.
Now that you know what container pots will look great in your container garden, it’s time to get prepared with the plants that will appreciate the room to stretch out. Here are the top 5 plants that will grow well in your new SquatPots:
Ferns: Ferns have shallow roots, so they’re perfect for a SquatPot. Most ferns should be kept moist, but not allowed to stand in water or to endure soggy soil which is where the built-in drainage comes in handy with a SquatPot. There should be enough water to thoroughly penetrate the soil, and the excess is allowed to drain away.
Onions: Onions are not large plants and develop a fairly shallow root system, which makes them well suited to container gardening in a SquatPot. They don’t require full sunlight, but young plants will appreciate overhead sunlight to get started, and the SquatPot is easy to move when it’s needed!
Oregano: Oregano can all manage with 6 inches of wiggle room for their roots, and the SquatPot has that to spare, and then some! Herbs are great for the shallow nature of the SquatPot, just be aware that shallow-rooted herbs need more frequent watering than deep-rooted plants because the top foot of soil dries out more quickly than roots at the deeper levels.
Petunias: Petunias are particularly good for hot and dry areas because of how hardy they are. Place the SquatPot where they will receive full sun – six hours per day is good but eight is preferable for the fullest possible blooms.
Azaleas: Azaleas do well in a container, but are likely to rot in poorly drained soil – this won’t be an issue in a SquatPot! Plant the azalea at the same soil depth it was planted in the nursery container, and you’ll be good to grow.
After looking at the GeoPot SquatPot Fabric Pot in more detail, it’s clear that it has everything you need for your spring container garden – and it looks good, to boot!
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