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These soft growing containers allow more air to reach the growing medium and roots, improving drainage and keeping the root system from overheating on hot days. Plant roots also benefit from their natural tendency to grow into soft surfaces like the Smart Pot, becoming thick and healthy instead of circling the inside of the pot and becoming root-bound. These pots are aeration containers allowing the air to prune the plant root structure. Simply remove the containers before transplanting. These pots will help plants become established more quickly after transplanting.

Why Are Smart Pots Better For Growing?

Choosing the best pot for your plants is one of the most important components for successful container gardening. For more then twenty-five years the “Smart Pot” has consistently out performed all other growing containers in both commercial nurseries and university testing. The patented Smart Pot is a soft-sided, aeration container, uniquely designed to improve the root structure of your plants enabling them to grow to their full potential.

Smart Pots are better than plastic containers

Hard-sided plastic containers are relatively inexpensive but they are not a very good home for a plant’s root structure. Plastic allows no aeration, conducts and holds heat, and provides inadequate or poor drainage. Even on mildly sunny days, container soil temperatures can easily top 120 degrees, damaging or killing the roots and stressing the plant. The #1 killer of potted or container grown plants is over watering and plastic containers with a few bottom drainage holes actually help the soil stay too wet. A Smart Pot is constructed of a porous fabric that allows heat to dissipate and excess water to evaporate. In fact, over-watering is never a problem because excess water drains and evaporates from all of the Smart Pot’s surfaces; its walls as well as its bottom.

Because the Smart Pot is a fabric container, giving the root ball total aeration and excellent drainage, you can even use a heavier, less expensive planting mix. The type of mix used in a Smart Pot is less critical then in hard-sided pots. Also, another Smart Pot benefit is root pruning, a technique used by many commercial nurseries to produce masses of highly branched roots to improve plant quality. When a root grows to the side of the Smart Pot, it stops growing in length and develops many, many fine branches. By contrast, the roots in a plastic pot continue to grow in length when they reach the side and circle around the side of the pot. This is undesirable as there are fewer roots and these can grow around each other causing girdling or strangulation. A branched, fibrous root structure (“root pruned”) has a far greater root mass than a comparable plant where the roots are circling on the inside of a plastic pot. And a greater root mass will grow a better plant.

These soft growing containers allow more air to reach the growing medium and roots, improving drainage and keeping the root system from overheating on hot days. Plant roots also benefit from their natural tendency to grow into soft surfaces like the Smart

Smart Pot: The Award-Winning Fabric Container for Healthier Plants

Smart Pot Is The Original, Award Winning, Fabric Planter For Faster Producing, Healthier Plants

. Anything else is just a pot

  • The top brand chosen by professional growers for over 20 years
  • Plants grow faster & healthier in our fabric containers
  • Reusable, durable, perfect around your home

“Smart Pots are made in the USA, with the same material, producing consistent, successful results every time.”

Emily Walter, A Girl And A Garden Radio & Blog, Southern CA

“I would never use another kind of container in my garden other than Smart Pots. They’ve got me for life.”

-Tyler “Heavy T”, Heavy T’s Grow Show DFZRadio.com, Southern CA

“I’ve stocked Smart Pots in my stores for as long as they’ve been around. They were one of the first, if not THE first, and continue to be the best pots out there. They’ve set the industry standard.”

– Reid Rodgers, Portland Hydroponics and Organics, Tigard, OR

“Overall, what I love most about Smart Pots is that they just work. Sure, they’re original and innovative, but they’re also about common sense.”

Bob Endy, Bare Roots Hydroponics & Organics, Redding CA

“My customers also count on vendors to be out here on customer appreciation day, and the Smart Pots guys are always here.”

-Joey Jochim, Rio Linda True Value, Rio Linda CA

“You really can grow anything with Smart Pots, all you need is good soil, fertilizer and water – that’s it. They make it easy. no matter where you are.”

-Francis Denault & Marie Eisenmann, Co-founders, Les Urbainculteurs, Quebec City

“My blueberry plants grew two and a half feet the first year. It’s a quality product that makes my farming possible. Cause I couldn’t do what I do without the Smart Pot.”

-Brent Jacobs, Owasso Christmas tree and berry farm, Owasso OK

“. with landscape fabric, . It’s best to do it right the first time. Using Smart Pot fabric lining does it right the first time, the easy way. I recommend them to everyone.”

-Zach Pickens, Rooftop Ready, NYC

“You can put them anywhere and grow things very quickly. Gardeners will find ways to use Smart Pots almost 12 months a year.”

-C.L. Fornari, The Garden Lady radio and blog personality, MA

“Smart Pots can be used by gardeners of all skill levels. With a healthy root system and easy care, gardeners will be delighted with their harvest (I am).”

Betty Cahill, Garden Coach and Writer, Denver CO

“As a retail nursery. Best of all is knowing a quality product like Smart Pots is American Made makes it something I sell with pride.”

– Bill Tall, Owner at City Farmers Nursery, San Diego CA

“I’ve been gardening for more than fifty years and I can truthfully say Smart Pots/Big Bag Beds are the best containers I’ve even used.”

– Marty Gottlieb, Horticulturist & Marketing Consultant, Warwick, NY

“Overall, Smart Pots are really functional, great value and high quality products. Not only do we love them, but our customers love them – and we love that!”

– Kelli Yeager, Achin’ Back Garden Center, Pottstown PA

“There are lots of “copy cat” products that try to imitate the Smart Pot line-up, but there is only one Smart Pot!”

– Worm’s Way Kentucky Team

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The short answer: anything with roots. But start with something good to eat!

You can grow almost anything in a Smart Pot! Vegetables, herbs, flowers, and more.

You don’t need a green thumb to have a thriving container garden. All you need are the right tools. Your #1 tool is the Smart Pot.

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You Can Find Smart Pots Just About Anywhere

In Over 1,978 Retail Stores Across North America

Wherever you go, just ask for “The Original Fabric Container.” Or look for our Big Bag Bed line of fabric raised beds. Smart Pots are available at your local Grow store, Hydro shop, Organic Garden store and Garden Centers.

To have a Performance Garden, you need
a container that will let your plants perform

Healthier Plants Grown Faster, Easier

The container you use effects the plants you grow, and the quality of your plant starts at the roots. Smart Pots produces healthier roots by air pruning – creating lots of smaller finger roots. These roots absorb moisture and nutrients more efficiently so your plant grows faster and stronger.

Industry Leader In Innovation, Design & Quality

Manufactured in the USA for strict quality control, your plants will thrive in the perfect density of the fabric and you’ll be reusing your Smart Pot for years to come.

Chosen By The Professional Growers

Over 30 years of tested and proven fabric container technology in the tree farming industry – now available for your home garden. Join the thousands of customers growing millions of plants and getting professional grade results, in all fifty states and a number of countries worldwide.

Why Choose Smart Pots?

A Performance Garden starts with healthy roots. Smart Pots create prolific root structures that promote healthier plants and superior yields. Made in the USA, durable Smart Pots are the industry leader in design, innovation and quality control. Since 1984, we’ve helped millions of gardeners and tree farmers succeed. Put our containers in your garden, and watch your plants thrive.

“It really doesn’t matter where you live – with Smart Pots you can grow on your balcony, your terrace, your roof, even in a parking lot. Basically, you can grow with these bags anywhere.” [Read More]

-Francis Denault & Marie Eisenmann, Co-founders, Les Urbainculteurs, Quebec City

Smart Pot is the leading fabric container for faster producing, healthier plants. Smart Pot is the top brand chosen by professional plant growers for over 20 years. Smart Pots are available at your local grow store, hydro shop, organic garden store and Garden Centers.