Plant Containers: Traditional Pots Vs. Grow Bags

Plant Containers

Growing weed is business and every grower would like to get maximum yield at the lowest cost possible. One of the most important and initial decision a grower must make is which plant containers to use.

Several factors including durability, budget, and where to grow the crop are very important when choosing a plant container to be used in growing pot so as to get maximum yield to supply to Cannabis Dispensary Los Angeles.

We are going to discuss the pros and cons of traditional and regular pots.

Traditional pots

Traditional potsWhile most of Los Angeles marijuana News rarely talks about traditional pots, they are here to stay and growers may need them at other times.

Traditional pots are normally made of terracotta, clay, ceramic or concrete. Clay is porous but breakable, while the others are non-porous so you will need you to make a hole in the bottom.

The design and color of these materials offer more visual appeal but do not provide adequate drainage for most weed species. You will have to drill a hole in the base without breaking the pot. If you live in cold weather zones when the soil freezes the pot is likely to crack.

Traditional materials normally retain heat for long periods and this may benefit a few species but most will die. The materials are also porous and draw moisture from the contents in the pot, drying out the mixture thus calling for more frequent watering.

Concrete is a good material for plant containers but the extra weight may not be suitable in some facilities. It is a good insulator so will insulate the crop against harsh weather. Concrete is porous and may need resealing to prevent water loss. As well it’s high in lime which is toxic to plants.

Clay is breakable and absorbs minerals salts from the mixture. Clay has been used for several decades and of all the traditional materials is considered the most sustainable loss.

Grow bags

Grow bagsGrow bags are as simple as they sound, you just take one, fill with the media/mixture for growing, and plant the crop inside.

The benefits from using fabric grow bags include affordability and ease to dispose of, but they can be reused and recycled too.

The best material for making bags is fabric as they are more durable than plastic bags and much more breathable than plastic bags or containers. Fabric allows more air to seep into the soil and get the much-needed oxygen to the roots. Most commercial growers choose fabric as it allows root structure to grow to the maximum to increase the yield of the plant.

If bags are placed in harsh outdoor environment they won’t last long enough as they cannot withstand harsh weather like pots. Another problem with them is weak handles and lack of sturdiness that won’t allow moving of the plant.

Grow bags are suitable for indoor facilities that require less mobility. They can also be suitable for large-scale outdoor operations where farmers plan to grow plants to maturity without need to move them. If you would require moving your plants frequently or you have a high impact growing system, you should consider using sturdier plant containers.

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