The EcoPlanter is a container. In that way it works like any other container. You put good soil in along with your seed or plant and feed and water. The benefits of the EcoPlanter are the aeration, water drainage and heat release. These three benefits will help you get a bigger better plant than what you have gotten in the past with the same size plastic or other container.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does theEcoPlanter work?
What is air pruning?
Air pruning occurs when a root comes in contact with the air on the side of a Smart Pot. The root tip stops growing and instead begins growing smaller side-roots. This fibrous root structure takes in more moisture and nutrients.This is the opposite of what happens in a plastic container where a few thick roots circles the pot until it constricts itself.Air-pruning produces a stronger, healthier root system resulting in healthier plants.
Are they reusable?
Absolutely. Our bags are incredibly durable and can be washed and reused over and over. We have customers who are still using their original bags purchased almost a decade ago.
How to clean the EcoPlanter?
After using dump out the soil and let the bag dry. After a few days of being dry, the dust and small roots will easily brush off. For most people, this is good enough. At this point the EcoPlanter folds easily for storage. However, a lot of our customers will wash the bags in OxyClean or peroxide to sterilize. They use a washing machine or dip the bag in a tub. Do not put the Bags in a dryer.
How is the Smart Pot better for sun, snow and harsh weather?
Unlike a plastic pot, the fabric will not crack or break from frost or when dropped. Heat release gives you better control of slow release fertilizer. A fibrous root structure has fewer problems in cold or warm weather.