You will grow larger, healthier and sturdier plants using fabric pots.
The jury is back with their ruling and they agree, switching to a fabric pot is like finding a magic nutrient that you can feed your plant every day and grow humongous plants.
Your plant roots, when grown in a plastic pot, continually grow ending up in long strands which get longer and longer wrapping themselves around each other and circling the inside of the pot. Over the course of a 4 month grow, that’s a lot of root growing into one big ball of knotted fibers.
This ball of root does continue to do it’s job but only at about 69% efficiency because of the root length and the binding together of the fibers.
When a fabric pot is used, your roots grow freely reaching the fabric walls. When the root contacts the fabric wall, it continues fractionally into the fabric than prunes itself against the fabric versus continually growing, circling and knotting as in a plastic pot.
By pruning itself, your plant continually makes new root fibers promoting a more vigorous and faster-growing plant. New roots absorb quicker supplying all the good stuff from your soil mix throughout the plant faster and more efficiently.
You can have the best lights, soil mix, and nutrients and still not get 100% of your plant’s potential growth, yield, and quality. Switching to a fabric pot will allow you to get the absolute max out of your grow set-up.
The only trouble with fabric pots, and we’ve tried a couple different brands, they leak. If you’re using them outside, that’s no big deal; but inside, it’s a mess so make sure you have plastic saucers under your fabric pots.