Why fabric pots are superior to plastic
What is Air Pruning?
Air Pruning is a process that only happens with fabric pots and containers. When the roots of the plant come in contact with the fabric inner wall of the pot they are forced to penetrtate and grow into the breathable fabric. This causes the root tips to dehydrate and branch behind this point. When reached these root tips meet the air on the outside of the pot, causing them to be naturally pruned. This pruning process, called Air Pruning forces lateral branching of desired fibrous feeder roots. These fibrous roots are more productive in the uptake of water and nutrients, resulitng in a more vigorous and healthy plant that utilizes the entire root zone for optimum planth growth.
Why is oxygen in the root zone so critical in nutrient uptake?
There is no question that your plants nutrient uptake is vital. No nutrient absorption will occur at the root zone unless oxygen is present. At a molecular level, oxygen is required to transmit nutrients across the cell wall and into the roots. So, when you hear someone say the primary reason of oxygenating the root zone is to keep the plant from drowning, that is not necessarily true… It also keeps the plants from starving. The Super-Flow systems helps you reap the rewards of having a well-maintained, healthy root system.
Temperature Controlled Pots
How do temperature controlled pots improve overall health?
The Super-Flow System fabric pots are constructed of a porous polypropylene fabric, which allows heat to dissipate, and force excess water to evaporate. Plants grown in fabric pots are cooler and have much better temperature control then plastic pots. Heat in plastic containers can reach temperatures of up to 125 degrees depending on the environment. When heat is trapped, and unable to escape, it can damage your plants health and limit the potential of your harvest. Plants grown in Super-Flow pots are cooler, resulting in a temperature controlled environment, that will not only produce faster growing healthier plants but will also enable you to produce the top quality you’ve always desired.
What are the benefits of using organics with Super-Flow?
The Super-Flow system is currently the most versatile bucket system in today’s hydroponic industry. The fabric pots are permeable, allowing nutrients, oxygen and water to freely pass through the pot and into the root system while containing the medium inside the pot. It allows growers use of coco coir, soil, peat moss, perlite, vermiculite, organic soilless mixes and countless other popular mediums to be used in the gold standard of hydroponic systems… the ebb and flow bucket system.