I bought these a year ago for a roof deck because they are so lightweight. In Oregon, we have a lot of algae that grows in winter. I just cleaned them up perfectly with a home pressure washer and 30-second cleaner. The color is totally resistant to bleach and all the plants are coming to life! Love these pots!
I got the 5 gallon with handles and they work great. The roots get air pruned and do not get root bound as easy. They also allow air to get to the roots, preventing root rot. I wouldn't grow with anything but root pouches!
These bags are the PERFECT solution for growing potatoes. I purchased 10 of the 25 gallon bags. I dug a hole the same size as the bag and about a foot deep and placed the bag in the hole (I rolled the sides down). I mixed the dug soil with manure and put that in the bag and planted the potatoes (about one pound seed potatoes per bag). Once the potatoes started growing, I rolled the sides of the bag up and kept adding soil. It is a great way to hill them. Harvest was VERY easy! We dumped a bag into the wheelbarrow and were able to get every potato! We had no problem with the bags drying out, maybe because they were partially in a hole. These worked so well, I ordered 10 more for this year!
Decided to try instead of using terra cotta. Works just as well if not better. Aside from being cost effective, it also has the additional benefit of not having the weight of terra cotta. Allows the soil to breath better, decreasing the chance for disease from over watering.
I bought this to grow my tomatoes in. They are growing very well. They do need to be watered more often but since we have had very dry weather lately not too bad.
I use this for my hot peppers and they loving it...its cheap and space saver at the same time!
These pots are working great so far. I've used other more expensive fabric pots and for the money, these are great. The only draw back I can see is you have to use both hands to pick them up compared to small plastic pots that I can pick up with one hand.
We used the 3 gallon pouches on 90 David Austin bareroot roses in April and they worked great and are bigger then the dimensions claim because they are more flexible then a plastic pot. On the con side they do dry out faster than plastic pots because they are so breathable. I have not planted the roses yet in the gardens so I can't testify to how well the rose will do compared to growing them in plastic pots. Will report later on my results.
I got these to start a bunch of little tree whips. The great environmental factors convinced me to buy vs. using odds and ends around the farm. So far, they are all they claim, very tough in an above ground nursery situation with excellent drainage. I won't be putting them on the ground until this fall or next spring so final appraisal still to come.
I am very satisfied with this product, recommend it to anyone that is using a similar pot.
So much easier to haul dirt, compost and plants around. I'll know better next year how well plants grow in them I'll have potatoes to harvest in about 6 wks...eager. I'm using soaker hoses suspended above them.
The root pouches work very well. I use them for vegetables: tomatoes, potatoes, squash and peppers. They retain water well and can be moved to the best location for your plants. I do like the handles. Your pricing is very good too. Thanks.
I bought these pouches for bare-root trees. The bags are tough, you would never think they are biodegradable. They work perfect.
So far I really like the Root Pouch pots. They are lightweight, and the attached handles make them easy to move, especially by two people. And of course, the fact that the pot breathes makes for healthier root systems. I'll be interested in seeing how long they hold up since this is my first purchase.
Have a small greenhouse and started my squash and cucumbers in them. They grew wonderful and will be a month ahead when I put them out in the garden.
I really like these. They do require a lot of water but I will be ordering some more.
I purchased 1000 root pouches as a start for my bonsai business in ... central Florida. I wanted something that could stay in a training pot long term without getting circling roots or having a shelf of moisture on the bottom of the pot where root rot occurs in regular pots after a few years due to our heavy daily rain. After hearing about the "air" pruning of root pouches to stop circling roots and increase fine feeder roots for increased nutrient uptake thereby increasing growth in general,I decided to give it a try. The fact that they had excellent drainage with a porous material used as the wall and floor of the pot was a bonus also. Well, that sold me to try 1000 pots. I also have hundreds of pots of 10 gal regular plastic pots, so this also was a great way to experiment to see if the product really worked. I thought this was a great way to see and compare growth speed and root development differences between the two I would get. I only have had my 200 cypress (along with 800 other varieties).
I am a parent volunteer for our elementary school 4-H Junior Master Gardener program. One of our gardening projects this past year involved comparing and contrasting white potatoes grown either horizontally or vertically. In researching our receptacle options for our above ground vertical potato garden, we decided upon the 25 gal root pouch. It has proven to be perfect for the job. Root Pouches come in a variety of sizes with the 25 gal option seeming to be the perfect size for an above ground container-type potato garden. The handles make the "pot" easy to relocate if need be, and the fabric lends itself to proper water retention/drainage. Once ready to harvest, the bag lends itself to easy emptying and potato location. The many ecological advantages of the Root Pouch provide wonderful talking-points to discuss reduce/reuse/recycle opportunities with elementary aged children. Here they can actually see and use a product made from bottles similar to ones that they have been recycling.
Light weight and very easy to use and handle. They take very little space to store before using. I am a home gardener with very little time for my yard. I start a few plants early on my porch. I like these pouches much better than the ordinary pots that I usually use.
I used to have to wait for roots to develop before I could resell because of the dirt falling off the roots. Now the customer just plants the whole pot. It also keeps the roots moist and cooler because the pot can breath unlike the plastic pots. I LIKE!!!!
I have planted potatoes in the 3 gallon root pouch. The potatoes are growing well and the pouch was easy to use and is very light weight and moveable. The pouches will allow me to grow many vegetables this year. They retain water better than my raised bed.
We were very pleased with the pots and wished we had ordered more. The handles make them very easy to use and we will test actually putting them in the ground this Fall. Very exciting possibilities.
Used them here in Florida. Our plastic pots dried out quicklly and these held the moisture quite well. Healthier plants. Will definitely use them again next year. The 5 lb. size worked best for my vegetables, the grey medium thickness with handles.
I ordered these for the first time in early spring 2012. I'm using 3 of the 15 gallon pouches for tomato plants. So far everything looks great. Plan to use the other pouches for some young shrubs and perennials until I get my other garden beds constructed. I might rate them 5 stars given more time using them.