Breathable – Absorbent – Easy to water – protects from the sun, heat, & cold Perfect for: B&B and wire basket inserts UV Resistant – Stronger than burlap Absorbs moisture rather than shedding off Available in squares and inserts(Where to Buy)
What is the difference of Root Pouch b&b fabric vs traditional burlap?
Burlap has been around since the 17thcentury and is still an adequate economical way to wrap a root ball for very short periods of time providing great care is given to watering and protection from the elements.
Our Root Pouch b&b fabric wraps act as a protective membrane around the root ball and are strong enough to last well into the next season. It is breathable, absorbent and will allow water to reach the root ball and not shed off as with burlap. It will protect the root ball from heat exposure, direct sun damage to root tips and even protect the roots from winter cold.
What is the Root Pouch b&b fabric?
Root Pouch has developed a strong lightweight 150g/m2 natural fiber blend as a root wrap for trees and shrubs. It’s advantages are especially noticed after trees are being held longer than 3-4 months. Growers typically are anticipating the trees will be purchased and transplanted, but when this is not the case, then the dug tree can live a long and healthy life in the Root Pouch b&b fabric.
What are the benefits of using the Root Pouch b&b fabric?
Normally field digging is limited to spring and fall, during this time growers face the challenge of anticipating which and how many units they should dig and project how many will sell. Always trying to project sales any unsold dug trees have to go through summer heat or winter cold and this makes holding the trees more than just difficult.
An advantage to this fabric versus burlap is watering the trees. Overheads work great with this fabric, water that hits the outside of burlap sheds off whereas the natural fibers in the fabric absorb the water allowing it to reach the root ball.
Growers can now with confidence harvest trees, ball and Root Pouch them knowing that with proper maintenance they can be held in a healthy viable condition for seasons not just months.
|Size||Description||Liter Size||Dimensions||Metric Dimensions|
|Sewn on 2 sides||Balled and Root Pouch squares||Alternative to burlap||28 x 28||71 x 71|
|Sewn on 2 sides||Balled and Root Pouch squares||Alternative to burlap||32 x 32||81 x 81|
|Sewn on 2 sides||Balled and Root Pouch squares||Alternative to burlap||36 x 36||92 x 92|
|Sewn on 2 sides||Balled and Root Pouch squares||Alternative to burlap||40 x 40||101 x 101|
|Sewn on 2 sides||Balled and Root Pouch squares||Alternative to burlap||48 x 48||122 x 122|
|fabric sheets||Wire Basket Insert||Alternative to burlap||45 x 45||114 x 114|
|fabric sheets||Wire Basket Insert||Alternative to burlap||60 x 60||152 x 152|
|fabric sheets||Wire Basket Insert||Alternative to burlap||72 x 72||183 x 183|
|fabric sheets||Wire Basket Insert||Alternative to burlap||72 x 80||183 x 203|
|fabric sheets||Wire Basket Insert||Alternative to burlap||80 x 80||203 x 203|
|fabric sheets||Wire Basket Insert||Alternative to burlap||215 x 228||85 x 90|
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.
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
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