The root Pouch black line is the most durable semi-degradable root pouch available. Root Pouch is the only fabric container company that offers natural fiber blended fabrics.
When used In-ground the natural fibers draw water from surrounding soil. When used for pot-in-pot the pouches prevent roots from penetrating fabric because it prunes by entrapment rather than air pruning. When used above ground roots are still pruned.
"Whether using Root Pouch for in-ground or above ground growing, Root Pouch offers the most advanced root pruning technology available." - JCA
UV Resistant • BPA Free • Non Toxic
Made from 100% recycled materials, PET & Natural fiber blend Available in sizes #1 - #65 with or without handles
Fabric allows us to winter over just like they are and we have never lost a tree.”
Owl Run Nursery, Virginia USA
Black 3-4 year Fabric is available in approximate sizes from 1 gallon to 600 gallon, with and with out handles. Click below for a printable version of the Root Pouch products Spec Sheet.
|Size||Description||Liter Size||Dimensions||Metric Dimensions|
|#1||no handles||3.8 liter||6" w x 7 1/2" h||15 w x 19 h|
|#1||with handles||3.8 liter||6" w x 7 1/2" h||15 w x 19 h|
|#2||no handles||8 liter||8 1/2'' w x 8 1/2'' h||21 w x 21 h|
|#2||with handles||8 liter||8 1/2'' w x 8 1/2'' h||21 w x 21 h|
|#3||no handles||12 liter||10'' w x 8 1/2'' h||28 w x 26 h|
|#3||with handles||12 liter||10'' w x 8 1/2'' h||28 w x 26 h|
|#5||no handles||16 liter||11'' w x 10 1/4'' h||28 w x 26 h|
|#5||with handles||16 liter||11'' w x 10 1/4'' h||28 w x 26 h|
|#6||no handles||22 liter||11 1/2" w x 14" h||29 w x 36 h|
|#6||with handles||22 liter||11 1/2" w x 14" h||29 w x 36 h|
|#7||no handles||30 liter||14'' w x 11 3/4'' h||35 w x 30 h|
|#7||with handles||30 liter||14'' w x 11 3/4'' h||35 w x 30 h|
|#10||no handles||39 liter||16'' w x 12'' h||40 w x 30 h|
|#10||with handles||39 liter||16'' w x 12'' h||40 w x 30 h|
|#12||no handles||45 liter||15" w x 15 3/4" h||38 w x 40 h|
|#12||with handles||45 liter||15" w x 15 3/4" h||38 w x 40 h|
|#15||no handles||56 liter||17'' w x 15'' h||43 w x 38 h|
|#15||with handles||56 liter||17'' w x 15'' h||43 w x 38 h|
|#20||no handles||78 liter||19 7/8'' w x 15 7/8'' h||50 w x 40 h|
|#20||with handles||78 liter||19 7/8'' w x 15 7/8'' h||50 w x 40 h|
|#25||no handles||95 liter||21'' w x 16 1/2'' h||53 w x 42 h|
|#25||with handles||95 liter||21'' w x 16 1/2'' h||53 w x 42 h|
|#30||no handles||113 liter||14" w x 16 1/2" h||61 w x 42 h|
|#30||with handles||113 liter||14" w x 16 1/2" h||61 w x 42 h|
|#35||no handles||127 liter||23 1/2'' w x 17 7/8'' h||60 w x 45 h|
|#35||with handles||127 liter||23 1/2'' w x 17 7/8'' h||60 w x 45 h|
|#45||no handles||170 liter||27'' w x 18'' h||68 1/2 w x 45 1/2 h|
|#45||with handles||170 liter||27'' w x 18'' h||68 1/2 w x 45 1/2 h|
|#65||no handles||246 liter||32'' w x 18'' h||81 w x 45 1/2 h|
|#65||with handles||246 liter||32'' w x 18'' h||81 w x 45 1/2 h|
Root Pouch degradable plant pots are made of PET derived from recycled plastic water bottles.
This material is melted back to a sterile liquid state then spun into fibers that are mixed with natural fibers which degrade over time. Because the plastic is re-melted it is once again sterile making it a great choice for growing plants for human consumption. Root Pouch does not use new petroleum as do some other fabric companies, so Root Pouch does not contain any toxins. It is BPA free and UV resistant.
Natural fibers are bio-degradable, depending on the mixture amount of natural fibers and synthetic fibers (PET) will determine how long the fabric will be able to restrict the roots from penetrating the fabric once the fabric is exposed to soil on both sides. When the fabric starts degrading, the roots can then penetrate into the surrounding soil. Root Pouch offers 5 different densities and natural fiber blends to fit all types of growing.
Root Pouch fabric does not air prune like other fabric pots, rather it prunes by entrapment.
Air pruning fabrics allow the root to squeeze through the fabric. Root Pouch traps the root tips creating dense fibrous root systems while containing the roots within the bag, making it the best choice for in- ground and pot-in-pot applications. When used as an in-ground grow bag another advantage Root Pouch offers over all other bags is the natural fibers in the fabric draw water towards the pot from surrounding soil lessening the need for drip systems.
Root Pouch is made from recycled plastic water bottles. These water bottles were destined to end up in landfills. This not only prevents the water bottles from ending up in oceans and the environment but also eliminates the need to make additional pots or bags that are petroleum based using natural resources.
There are several different comparisons of gallons:
Nursery trade gallons versus standard gallons
Liquid gallons versus dry gallons capacity
U.S. gallons versus imperial gallons
When referring to gallons there are different capacity equations In the United States and other countries. A U.S. liquid gallon is defined as 231 cubic inches, which is about 3.785 liters. In the United Kingdom and Canada, a gallon equation is referred to as an imperial gallon. One Imperial gallon is equivalent to approximately 1.2 U.S. liquid gallons.
*Note when liquid gallons are used as reference to gallon size, they are the capacity of liquid that can be stored in that size, not the mass of the liquid itself.
The volume of liquid found in a container of milk for instance is much different than the volume of soil found in a nursery pot.
To confuse matters more the term 5-gallon nursery pot will vary between nursery pot suppliers depending on if they are manufacturing a standard 5 gallon, a squat 5 gallon, a tall 5 gallon or a tapered 5 gallon. Most horticultural pot companies refer to their sizes as #5 rather than a 5 gallon because of this.
Differences in Gallons themselves:
1 liquid U.S. gallon = 3.78541 liters
1 Imperial liquid gallon = 4.54609 liters
1 dry gallon = 4.40 liters
Another variation in what the inside dimensions are of a fabric hand sewn container versus a hard plastic (injection molded pot) is the fabric material is cut. When the fabric is sewn into a pot it will vary up to ½ an inch in the folding of the seams which will cause a variance in the dimensions, therefore creating slight differences in the volume of its contents.
Bottom line if you ever thought that a 1 gallon you get at a nursery with a perennial plant looks a lot smaller than a 1-gallon jug of milk, you were right! One is holding soil; the other is holding liquid and the two have a different conversion of volume.
A 1-gallon nursery pot may only really hold 0.664 gallons of soil.
A standard nursery trade gallon is approximately equal to 0.71 of a U.S. liquid gallon.
The gallon sizes in nursery containers should be considered approximate sizes. The best way to figure out which size container you will need is to check the dimensions.
Root Pouch fabric does not simply hold dirt it provides a healthier root environment.
Short answer is no not at this time. Our understanding is that at this time the federal government does not view growing Cannabis as a federally legalized act and has not yet required that they meet FDA standards test 21 CFR 177.1630 (contact with food, drugs, biologics and cosmetics).
The FDA requirements are of course inevitable since it is important that container manufacturers create safe non-toxic containers for the use of growing plants that will be consumed by humans.
We at Root Pouch believe it is important to our customers that our containers have been tested and have passed safety test for contact with food. We have decided not to wait until it is required and have taken it upon ourselves to ensure that the containers we produce are free of harmful contaminants that may effect the quality and safety of the plants grown in them.
All our grow bags have undergone rigorous testing by BACL (Global testing and certification lab) in accordance with FDA contact test 21 CFR 177.1630
Happy peppers going in the Root Pouches. CROWN YOUR OWN!bit.ly/1Ctxg67dH