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What are fabric grow bags?
Non woven fabric grow bags are just what they sound like – a non woven bag that you can grow plants in. They are made from a thick breathable jyoti non woven fabric, similar to a reusable non woven grocery bags. Grow bags are well aerated and have superior drainage over traditional plastic pots. Fabric Grow bags are usually filled with a growing medium, which can range from soil to soilless materials like peat, composted green waste, bark or wood chips, or any mixture of these items. Grow bags come in various heights and widths which make them versatile enough to accommodate almost any size plant. They are very adaptable and are easily arranged and re-arranged as needed. Improved root systems and better temperature and watering control are a couple of other benefits of using non woven fabric biodegradable grow bags.
Typically, grow bags are used to grow various vegetables and even plants. They are ideal for any plants that have small root structures. Nutrients are added to last the growing season which means only watering is required from the grower. Non woven polypropylene grow bags are the perfect solution when you have limited space or poor soil conditions.
Grow bags can be used to create the illusion of a raised flower bed by placing a series of non woven eco bags side by side in a rectangle shape. But unlike traditional raised garden beds, fabric pots require no construction and can be shaped and re-shaped as needed. Make a last-minute change to your layout and its no problem, just move your grow bags into the shape you like. Grow bags take up less space when not in use and be stored inside by simply folding them up and putting them away until needed.
Brief history of grow bags
Although grow bags were first manufactured for use at home in the 1970s, they quickly evolved into use in more commercial applications such as market gardens.
Before non woven fabric eco friendly bags, the greenhouse soil had to either be replaced or sterilized in between seasons to prevent diseases and pest from taking hold of the soil. Commercial growers would have to steam and sterilize their ground. At the end of the season, the plants were disposed of and the compost spread over outdoor borders.
Benefits of gardening with fabric pots
The pros outweigh the cons when it comes to biodegradable non woven grow bags and fabric pots. Non woven bags are made of a breathable material which allows for the air pruning we just mentioned to occur. As the roots reach the sides of the fabric pot, they are exposed to oxygen which kills off the root at the end. This allows for your plant to grow another root directly from the source.
With every root that grows the plant is strengthened and will grow more rapidly above the soil surface. By developing this root structure early one on it will increase the chance of the plant keeping its natural root structure when it comes time to replant.
Grow bags are much better at controlling the temperature and water content of your growing medium than traditional plastic pots. In the cold, the fabric will keep your plant warmer, and in the hot sun your plant will be kept cooler, so it doesn’t overheat. Although fabric bags may need more frequent watering, it’s because of the porous material which is less likely to hold in excess water as the old plastic pot materials do. The chance of root rot when using fabric bags if very slim.