It makes sense that you want your plants to be healthy, strong, and live nice, long, beautiful lives wherever you put them. After all, you’ve invested money, time and effort into them, right?
One way to do that is to create an environment for them that makes it easier for them to thrive. We like—drum roll—Root Pouches, a wonderful way to keep your plants happy and healthy.
Benefits of a Root Pouch
Take a deep breath. Don’t you feel better? So do your plants.
It’s important that your plants’ roots are comfortable in the soil that surrounds them. It’s also important that they have good oxygen flow… That’s right, roots need to breathe and can absorb oxygen from the small air spaces in soil. (This is also why it’s possible to “drown” plants by watering them too much.)
When you have your plants in a place where the soil isn’t too compacted and where there’s enough air flow to keep their roots breathing easily, then you have happy plants.
Help your plant prune itself. You heard right.
When roots grow outwards, they typically hit the wall of the container they’re in and have nowhere else to go. So they circle around to create a ball of tangled roots. This “root circling” restricts your plant’s ability to absorb oxygen as well the essential nutrients it needs to really thrive.
With Root Pouch, when a plant’s root hits the porous fabric wall, it detects air and light, and the plant gets the signal to stop growing that particular root any further. The energy that went into growing that root shifts into creating roots in other parts of the root system. This leads to strong, healthy—untangled—roots that have space to breathe and better absorb nutrients.
What else do your plants appreciate? Healthy watering and temperatures.
We all know that plants need to be appropriately watered. Too much or too little and you have a problem.
We like the Root Pouch for watering purposes as well, because the natural fibers of the fabric weave it’s made from can regulate moisture.
Water can’t pool or stagnate, which eliminates the possibility of root rot. On the flip side, when the pouch is planted in the ground, the fabric is able to draw water from the surrounding soil toward it (and your plant’s roots), helping to keep watering chores down.
The fabric also offers superior insulation and thermal control, keeping plants warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
They’re also environmentally (and back) friendly.
Besides all the advantages a Root Pouch can offer your plants, they’re made out of 100% recycled plastic water bottles (keeping those plastic bottles out of landfills or floating in the ocean), and some pouch versions include clean, recycled natural fibers, vegetable fibers and bamboo.
They also have accredited testing to ensure the fabric the pouches are made of is safe and toxin free. Another thing we (and our backs) love? These pouches have handles, making them easier to pick up and move.
Finally, a Root Pouch is the perfect “gift bag” to fill with lovelies for your favorite gardener friends!
Give your plants the best chance at absolutely thriving. Put them in Root Pouches and see if they don’t just wiggle with joy.
You’ll find everything you need—from plants to soil to pouches—at the Garden Market!