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Root Pouch creates dense fibrous Roots, how does it compare to other pots?

Root Pouch ability to grow perfect dense fibrous root systems.

Ashley and Jim from Root Pouch stopped by a testing facility in Germany, February 5, 2016

The Chamber of Agriculture in Germany is conducting an ongoing test comparing three different types of containers( Root Pouch Fabric, Traditional Plastic and Air Pots.. The test will continue for an additional 6 months. Test results will be published fall 2016

The trees shown in the video have been growing in the containers for 12 months.

Testing is conducted by Doctor Andreas Wrede head of Horticulture.

A little about the test facility :

Horticultural Center Landwirtschafts-kammer Schleswig-Holstein

In horticulture center many organizations and institutions working together: Above all, the Chamber of Agriculture with the advisory for horticulture in business administration, cultivation techniques and plant protection. In the corresponding test operation, extensive tests are carried out mainly in nursery, known as nursery competence center. In addition, the training advice for horticulture in Ellerhoop takes place.

Are Root Pouch fabrics safe?

Root Pouch manufactures all of it’s own fabric, enabling us to determine the density, porosity and impregnability. Controlling and selecting the raw material that is used in its creation.

Each fabric is designed for a particular function. All of our fabrics are clean and safe.

Developed to meet safety and sanitary requirements to better ensure a safe product for human applications, Root Pouch fabrics are designed to support use for growing materials that come in contact with products to be consumed.

Our fabrics have undergone and passed rigorous testing by global, international testing & certification laboratory in accordance with FDA contact test 21 CFR 177.1630. [contact with food, drugs, biologics & cosmetics ].

They are BPA free and UV resistant.

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What are Root Pouches made from?

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Why Root Pouch vs other Fabric containers?

Root Pouch is the only Company that uses both recycled plastic fibers along with natural fibers, such as jute, vegetable fibers or bamboo. These natural fibers mixed into the netting of the fabric will retain moister much more evenly around the pot. While allowing the fabric to breath it is also now helping in cooling down the plant in summer as well as allowing the plant to stay warm in the winter, similar to a blanket surrounding the tender roots. Due to the natural fibers within the structure the fabric will have different tensile strengths depending on the density of the fabric. Root Pouch makes seven different densities of fabric depending on the pot strength that is required. Regardless of the density the pots are guaranteed to always hold the weight that is required for that size of container.

Why use fabric pots?

The main reason Fabric pots are so widely used is not to create a stronger pot, but to create a better pot, they provides a breathable healthy growing environment. Fabric pots, unlike traditional black plastic pots, allow water and air to flow through its structure nourishing the root of the plant. It also does not allow the plants roots to circle once they meet the resistance of the wall of the pot. Instead, through a couple of different means, the fabric causes the plant to send out new fibrous roots rather than circle and harm the plant.

What type of stitching is used for the Root Pouch containers?

The type of stitch we use is called an Industrial Lock Stitch.

Our side seam stitching is nicknamed in the clothing industry as a French
Stitch Seam. It will not unravel when pulled. The Industrial Lock Stitch gets
its name because of its industrial use in outdoor products where unraveling is
a concern for the overall wear and tear of a product. Other fabric companies
use what is called an Overlock Stitch, which is used widely in the garment
industry. The problem with this stitch is that it will easily unravel when
pulled. This stitch is commonly used in items such as clothing where its
functionality is more aesthetic than utilitarian.

Are Root Pouch containers UV Resistant?

Yes, Root Pouch fabrics are resistant to UV rays.

Are Root Pouch fabrics BPA free?

Yes. Our fabrics are BPA free and do not leach toxins, they are

made of the #1 PETE recycled plastic, that is used in drinking water bottles,
and soda bottles.

Can I wash my Root Pouch?

Yes, the Root Pouch pots are washable – we recommend washing them with an earth friendly detergent, and letting them air dry.

Do the elements, snow and ice, affect the fabric & cause it to break down?

Snow and ice have no more effect on Root Pouch fabric then they do on traditional plastic containers.

Keep in mind a plant in a fabric Root Pouch Container will fair the extreme cold far better than any other container type. Just like a human, what would help a person in sub-zero cold or wind? If they were wrapped in plastic or wrapped in fabric? Plants and plant roots are the same. Fabric allows the heat given off by plants to be contained and keep the plant warmer in the winter… and cooler in the summer.
Root Pouch fabric pots when set can-tight (pots touching each other) will exchange heat between them.
The most threatening thing, snow and ice bring is weight. Plants that are branched loaded down with the weight of ice and snow will break. This goes for plants in Fabric, Plastic and even in landscape.

Do planted Root Pouches need to be treated differently over winter?

Root Pouch winter prep and care are basically the same as any container. All pots should be placed can-tight (each pot touching the other) in a protected area, hoop house or cold shed is great for overall winter protection to consolidate space in an enclosure. Plants should be set in a pyramid. Bottom row each pot touching each other, next row on top between plants or trunks. Exactly as a can yard grower would winter protect if they were protecting plants in plastic containers.


If houses are not available and plants are to stay in can yard. Then again treat same as you would if the pots were in plastic.
Put all plants can tight, you can stack on level to help conserve heat to roots. The danger here (same as any plastic pot) is wind. The pots on the outside parameter exposed to the wind will add the threat to roots freezing. To prevent this some growers will line bales of hay around the outside parameter of pots, this not only shelters the outside pots from the wind but conserves heat. If hay is not available anything that blocks direct wind is beneficial such as thin rolls of Styrofoam rolled around the outside parameter or last resort sheet of plastic. It is important to remember that plants need oxygen.

Are Root Pouch fabrics safe?

Root Pouch manufactures all of it’s own fabric, enabling us to determine the density, porosity and impregnability. Controlling and selecting the raw material that is used in its creation.

Each fabric is designed for a particular function. All of our fabrics are clean and safe.

Developed to meet safety and sanitary requirements to better ensure a safe product for human applications, Root Pouch fabrics are designed to support use for growing materials that come in contact with products to be consumed.

Our fabrics have undergone and passed rigorous testing by global, international testing & certification laboratory in accordance with FDA contact test 21 CFR 177.1630. [contact with food, drugs, biologics & cosmetics ].

They are BPA free and UV resistant.

image

Why use fabric pots?

The main reason Fabric pots are so widely used is not to create a stronger pot, but to create a better pot, they provides a breathable healthy growing environment. Fabric pots, unlike traditional black plastic pots, allow water and air to flow through its structure nourishing the root of the plant. It also does not allow the plants roots to circle once they meet the resistance of the wall of the pot. Instead, through a couple of different means, the fabric causes the plant to send out new fibrous roots rather than circle and harm the plant.

Are Root Pouch containers UV Resistant?

Yes, Root Pouch fabrics are resistant to UV rays.

Are Root Pouch fabrics BPA free?

Yes. Our fabrics are BPA free and do not leach toxins, they are

made of the #1 PETE recycled plastic, that is used in drinking water bottles,
and soda bottles.

Do planted Root Pouches need to be treated differently over winter?

Root Pouch winter prep and care are basically the same as any container. All pots should be placed can-tight (each pot touching the other) in a protected area, hoop house or cold shed is great for overall winter protection to consolidate space in an enclosure. Plants should be set in a pyramid. Bottom row each pot touching each other, next row on top between plants or trunks. Exactly as a can yard grower would winter protect if they were protecting plants in plastic containers.


If houses are not available and plants are to stay in can yard. Then again treat same as you would if the pots were in plastic.
Put all plants can tight, you can stack on level to help conserve heat to roots. The danger here (same as any plastic pot) is wind. The pots on the outside parameter exposed to the wind will add the threat to roots freezing. To prevent this some growers will line bales of hay around the outside parameter of pots, this not only shelters the outside pots from the wind but conserves heat. If hay is not available anything that blocks direct wind is beneficial such as thin rolls of Styrofoam rolled around the outside parameter or last resort sheet of plastic. It is important to remember that plants need oxygen.

Are Root Pouch fabrics safe?

Root Pouch manufactures all of it’s own fabric, enabling us to determine the density, porosity and impregnability. Controlling and selecting the raw material that is used in its creation.

Each fabric is designed for a particular function. All of our fabrics are clean and safe.

Developed to meet safety and sanitary requirements to better ensure a safe product for human applications, Root Pouch fabrics are designed to support use for growing materials that come in contact with products to be consumed.

Our fabrics have undergone and passed rigorous testing by global, international testing & certification laboratory in accordance with FDA contact test 21 CFR 177.1630. [contact with food, drugs, biologics & cosmetics ].

They are BPA free and UV resistant.

image

What type of stitching is used for the Root Pouch containers?

The type of stitch we use is called an Industrial Lock Stitch.

Our side seam stitching is nicknamed in the clothing industry as a French
Stitch Seam. It will not unravel when pulled. The Industrial Lock Stitch gets
its name because of its industrial use in outdoor products where unraveling is
a concern for the overall wear and tear of a product. Other fabric companies
use what is called an Overlock Stitch, which is used widely in the garment
industry. The problem with this stitch is that it will easily unravel when
pulled. This stitch is commonly used in items such as clothing where its
functionality is more aesthetic than utilitarian.

Are Root Pouch containers UV Resistant?

Yes, Root Pouch fabrics are resistant to UV rays.

Are Root Pouch fabrics BPA free?

Yes. Our fabrics are BPA free and do not leach toxins, they are

made of the #1 PETE recycled plastic, that is used in drinking water bottles,
and soda bottles.

Can I wash my Root Pouch?

Yes, the Root Pouch pots are washable – we recommend washing them with an earth friendly detergent, and letting them air dry.

Do the elements, snow and ice, affect the fabric & cause it to break down?

Snow and ice have no more effect on Root Pouch fabric then they do on traditional plastic containers.

Keep in mind a plant in a fabric Root Pouch Container will fair the extreme cold far better than any other container type. Just like a human, what would help a person in sub-zero cold or wind? If they were wrapped in plastic or wrapped in fabric? Plants and plant roots are the same. Fabric allows the heat given off by plants to be contained and keep the plant warmer in the winter… and cooler in the summer.
Root Pouch fabric pots when set can-tight (pots touching each other) will exchange heat between them.
The most threatening thing, snow and ice bring is weight. Plants that are branched loaded down with the weight of ice and snow will break. This goes for plants in Fabric, Plastic and even in landscape.

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