smart pots

toolstackAugust 14, 2014

Hi
Have any of yall used the smart pots? I was looking at them on amazon, they seem pricy $12.53 plus shipping and handling for a 10 gallon container. Are they worth it? Their description says they are better than hard side containers.
Thanks Randal

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Mecdave Zone 8/HZ 9

I plan on using the Viagrow bags next year...

PS They have various sizes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Viagrow bags

This post was edited by mecdave on Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 8:01

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 7:59AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Good question, Randal.

I also like to know the real BIG difference between a "Smart" bag and any "Fabric" bag. I buy grocery store shopping bags for about a buck/pce.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 8:14AM
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northeast_chileman(6a)

Amazon pricing a bit high, 10 gal. Smart Pots with handles at $7.85 (Plus S&H?) at Planet Natural. 10 gal. similar bags with handles for 5 bucks each (Free shipping to a HD store.) at HD.> Root Pouch.

In reading the sales pitch for Smart Pots it seems their claim to fame is increased aeration, keeping it cooler during elevated temps, and preventing the plant from becoming root bound, "Plant roots also benefit from their natural tendency to grow into soft surfaces like the Smart Pot, becoming thick and healthy instead of circling the inside of the pot and becoming root-bound. also called "air root pruning".

Hope this helps.
NECM

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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

In reading the sales pitch for Smart Pots it seems their claim to fame is increased aeration, keeping it cooler during elevated temps
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NECM , thanks.
same thing is true about 99 cents shopping bags.They might not last very long, but then 99 cents !?! You can put a liner of landscape fabric inside them. Another 99 cents: Voila, smart pot., very smart. hehe

With aeration also comes loss of moisture faster and thus requiring more watering. I am using both fabric bags and plastic pots. I will see the difference at the end of season.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 10:40AM
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toolstack

I just checked out the viagrow link (thanks Mecdave) those seem to be a good value especially getting 25 in a pack.
Thanks Randal

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 3:14AM
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toolstack

Checked out the links you posted too Northeast chili man thanks for the info.
Seysonn let us know how those work please.
Thanks all
Randal

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 3:20AM
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Mecdave Zone 8/HZ 9

You're welcome Randal. There is someone here using a couple different sizes of these bags. I was hoping they would see this thread and let us know how they are working out.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 5:45AM
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