Smart Pot® Black Fabric Planters help your plants thrive, promoting exceptional root health and vigorous plant growth for bigger, more abundant vegetables, flowers, plants, and herbs. Made with black, long lasting, porous material that promotes air root pruning, excellent drainage and allows excess heat to escape, producing superior plants. Weather-resistant material allows the planter to be reused year after year. Made in the USA. BPA and lead free.
Simply unfold, fill and start planting.
- Stops root circling
- Excellent drainage
- Environmentally responsible
- Lead & BPA-free
- Performance grade
- Helps plants thrive
- Extremely durable & weatherproof
- Made in the U.S.A.
Pruning Over Circling
When your plant hits the side of the Smart Pot, it stops. The root then initiates lateral root branching as fibrous feeder roots begin to grow from the main root. As the process repeats, the plant develops a full, fibrous root structure that fills the entire container area. Alternatively, when the root reaches the side of a rigid plastic container, it continues growing longer and starts circling the container – with little to no pruning. As the root circles, moisture and nutrients traveling in the root have further to feed the plant. Plant growth inevitably slows.
Optimized for Bigger & More Fruit
In case after case, plants grow faster in a Smart Pot than in other traditional containers. With more finger roots, the entire system can absorb and take in more moisture and nutrients. And the plant becomes fuller, with more branching, buds, and fruit. A Smart Pot, filled with a healthy soil mix, is often a better place to grow than an in the ground. With the Smart Pot, ideal nutrition and ideal drainage help your plants thrive.
Plastic containers get very hot in the summer when exposed to direct sunlight all day. The temperature inside the pot can easily exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit on the hot side of the pot. This causes root damage, stunts growth, and stresses the plant.
The Smart Pot aerates the soil. That means there is airflow through the container walls and your potting mix. This results in cooler temperatures that don’t damage your roots.
No More Overwatering
Smart Pots patented fabric is durable enough to withstand the elements and porous enough to release excess water. So porous, in fact, they’ve become the pot of choice for many hydroponics gardeners. But “Smart” enough to distribute moisture evenly. In Smart Pot planters, moisture moves by capillarity – going from wetter areas to drier areas throughout the pot. So you don’t get the “crispy tops, soggy bottoms” experienced in standard pots or all the other drainage issues that come with in-ground gardens. Even water distribution and excellent drainage mean no more root rot from overwatering – just lots and lots of healthy roots and plants.
Vegetable Growing Size Guide
7 Gallon Smart Pot - Garlic, Leeks, Shallots, Lettuce, Spinach, Arugula, Chard, Endive, Escarole, Basil, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Beans, Bok Choy, Kale, Peas, Parsnips, Small Annuals
10 Gallon Smart Pot - Peppers, Artichoke, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Strawberries, Onions, Beets, Turnips, Carrots, Radish, Patio Cucumbers, Patio Tomatoes, Larger Annuals
15 Gallon Smart Pot - Cucumbers, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Patty Pan, Crooked Neck, Eggplant, Tomatillos
20 Gallon Smart Pot - Tomatoes, Musk Melons, Water Melons, Pumpkins, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squash, Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard
1 gal. - 7 in. base x 6 in. high
2 gal. - 8 in. base x 7 in. high
3 gal. - 10 in. base x 7.5 in. high
5 gal. - 12 in. base x 9.5 in. high
7 gal. - 14 in. base x 10.5 in. high
10 gal. - 16 in. base x 11.5 in. high
15 gal. - 18 in. base x 13.5 in. high
20 gal. - 20 in. base x 15.5 in. high
25 gal. - 21 in. base x 15.5 in. high
45 gal. - 27 in. base x 18 in. high
65 gal. - 32 in. base x 18 in. high
150 gal. - 45 in. base x 22 in. high
200 gal. - 50 in. base x 24 in. high
400 gal. - 70 in. base x 24 in. high
500 gal. - 78 in. base x 24 in. high
600 gal. - 86 in. base x 24 in. high
800 gal. - 99 in. base x 24 in. high
1000 gal. - 111 in. base x 24 in. high
Easy to fill. Manageable for one person. Planted early season crop. Look forward to years of use.
I have just started to use them and they look like they will hold up well through the season. They seem to be pretty sturdy and well made. It is too early to see how they will last but I am happy with my purchase especially since they are less expensive than from other sources.