Container Gardening - Smart Pots
Weed Solution From Listener
Here's a report from a listener on a clever use of the Smart Pots on a base that pretty much eliminates the frustration of weeding the vegetable garden.
Howard - Here is how we solved our grass problem. Put down a layer of 6 oz landscape mat then put Smart Pots on top of it. Best garden we have had in years and no fighting the grass.
A new approach to container gardening. Better than black plastic planters, these soft-sided fabric containers prevent roots from circling and release heat so they’re much cooler. Plants develop a better root structure. Better roots = better plants!
• Releases heat - roots stay cooler during hot weather
• Plants need repotting less often
• Air-prunes the plant’s root structure - stops root circling
• Reusable & folds flat for easy storage
• Non-breakable - fabric does NOT crack from frost or if dropped
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Comment from listener: Smart Pots also don’t get Fire Ants in them, since there is no way for them to have direct access to the ground. I have had one in my back yard, sitting directly on the soil, for 3 years. All my other beds and pots have had Fire Ants in them at one time or another. This bed never has. Mary Cummings, RCW Nursery Houston
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