GeoPot Fabric Pots Meet the Needs of Growers Better than Plastic
In the world of cannabis cultivation, growers are always looking for cost-effective solutions to their cultivation needs, and pots for their fast-growing crops are frequently at the top of the list. The GeoPot Fabric Pot was created to satisfy the need for a durable, reliable, and affordable container for amateur and professional cultivators alike. Those who are new to the idea of growing in fabric pots may not be aware of the many advantages they offer over traditional plastic containers. Growers switch from plastic to fabric for many reasons, including air root pruning, aeration, drainage, temperature control, and durability.
Air Root Pruning
The primary edge the GeoPot Fabric Pot has over plastic pots is its air pruning capability. With traditional plastic pots, the plant’s roots reach the edge of the container and are forced to circle in search of nutrients. As these roots travel around the edge of a plastic container, minimal lateral branching occurs, resulting in poor nutrient uptake, and eventually, a root-bound plant. In a GeoPot Fabric Pot, however, the roots reach the pot’s edge and are exposed to air that naturally causes the plant to self-prune, which activates lateral branching of 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 and increased yields.
In comparison to air-restricting plastic, the porous fabric of the GeoPot Fabric Pot allows air to enter the root zone from all surfaces of the container, providing oxygen to the roots and supporting beneficial microorganisms and bacteria. Oxygen is essential for the metabolic process involved in mineral and nutrient uptake and is also necessary to diffuse carbon dioxide caused by the respiration of root cells and microorganisms. In addition, many harmful microbes are anaerobic, meaning that they cannot survive in oxygen-rich environments, so good aeration is critical to plant root health.
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 optimal level for healthy plant growth. This makes fabric pots ideal for high-performance feeding programs for indoor crops as well, as they can dry out quicker for repetitive feeding. In contrast to plastic containers, the porous fabric also allows for use universally in all types of growing systems, such as flood trays, drain to waste, and other hydroponic applications.
GeoPot Fabric Pots are also great for temperature control, allowing air to penetrate the sides of the container and keep the soil cool. Whether they are exposed to direct sun on hot summer days or the intense light of an indoor grow light, fabric pots reduce soil temperature through the process of evaporative cooling. In contrast, standard plastic pots don’t allow enough airflow for evaporative cooling and temperature reduction and can even be detrimental to root health by retaining heat in hot climates.
Constructed with the thickest non-woven polypropylene material available and reinforced with high-quality bonded-polyester thread, GeoPot Fabric Pots set the standard for fabric pot durability. 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. Because of the construction’s durability, GeoPot Fabric Pots can be washed and reused for up to 5 or 6 growing cycles. In comparison, plastic pots left out in the sun can become brittle and crack.
Get GeoPot for Your Grow
In all, it’s easy to see how GeoPot Fabric Pots can satisfy growers’ needs for durable, reliable, and cost-effective gardening containers where plastic pots fail. With advantages like air root pruning, aeration, drainage, temperature control, and durability, GeoPot Fabric Pots are an easy choice for amateur and professional cultivators alike. Get yours at GeoPot.com today!