I have been growing in grow bags for years, first the all black SmartPot and then others. These bags say they are red and green. They are closer to cranberry and avocado in color, and really look sharp. Don't know how they will hold up with the squirrels but I'll let you know.
Have used the largest ones for over 5 years for many things, storing soil, growing potatoes (works really well for this), collecting grass and leaves, etc. They are sturdy and long-lasting. Really amazingly helpful around the greenhouse and garden areas and very reasonably priced for their versatility.
I have used these bags since they first arrived on the market. I use them in my commercial green house and they are still in great shape and going strong. Best breathable bag on the market and I have used them all.
I was so hopeful these would work. We have never had squirrel damage before but these bags seemed to invite squirrels. Hopelessly chewed up within the first week.
I hold great promise for these pots, but I cannot see them lasting more than a few seasons. Squirrels love chewing holes in the sides. Even without the squirrels the fabric seems to be fading fast.
I've been using mainly fiber bags for my plants these days. I started out making my own, and I still do for smaller ones. It's difficult to sew the heavier-duty bags though. I've bought many different brands. Some are absolutely overpriced, some don't survive well, and some work pretty good. But THESE are THE BEST by a long shot. They are quite heavy-duty, stand up by themselves, made from heavy-duty stuff, sewn well, and bonus: they have great handles! The price is very good too. I think these are going to make great bags for recycles and shopping too. So I just have to order more! You can use subirrigation with fiber bags too, if you build a water trough to set the bags in, or use containers within the bag to hold water at the bottom. Seep hoses work well with them too. The plants grow really, really well in the bags as long as you keep the water content steady.
Per my previous remark: I decided to write a blog post about these bags ... you might like reading it ...
Gardeners Edge responds: Thank you for sharing!
I bought these for a large roof deck where weight was an issue. They are a very low cost way to have a lot of big planters inexpensively. I have 20 of the 20 gallon (10 green, 10 red) and I've used them for 1 summer. I've grown strawberries, herbs, flowers (black and blue salvia, croscosmia, daisies, barberries, grasses) and so far all have done well. I also have 5 25-gallon black root pouches with large shrubs. The handles are very convenient for moving the plants around. I don't have them in drip pans and this is OK--no soil escapes through the pot and the water that comes through is only slightly discolored. It doesn't stain the deck underneath. Over the summer, green algae has grown on the sides of the pots and this doesn't look so good on the red pots, but it is hardly noticeable on the green and black pots. Both the red and the green pots have faded, and the green fades better. The paler green still looks like it could be an original pot, but the red looks faded.
I have read a lot about these "root pouch pots". I really would like to purchase these pots. Please help me and tell me how can I purchase these root pouch pots.
Gardeners Edge responds: You can place an order on our website by adding the desired quantity into the shopping cart and then filling out the shipping and billing information on the checkout page. You can also place an order over the phone by calling 888-556-5676. One of our customer service reps will gladly help you with your order!