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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“. 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
In Your Store
In Your Home
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.
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.
How to Plant in Containers Sunken into the Ground
Planting in containers sunken into the ground has advantages: Not only can burying pots in the ground be an attractive way to add plants to the garden but it also helps to keep plants from spreading and insulates plants so they need less water and stay warmer. Planting trees in pots in the ground may seem like it would offer similar advantages, but it can actually kill the tree.
Plants in Sunken Containers
Raised garden beds are popular for many reasons. They have the ability to be placed anywhere and are the only option for hard surfaces, such as parking lots or concrete patios. However, when you know how to plant in containers sunken into the ground, that opens up many other options for garden design. The pots in which you are planting should have drainage holes. Because the pots will become part of your garden design, choose pots of a certain color with wider rims so that the color is more visible if you choose.
Decide which plants will go in which containers. Before planting, first clear your planting area and remove weeds, grass or other unwanted plants from the area. Gather your pots and lay them out in your planting area to form the design that you like. Dig holes wide and deep enough to accommodate your pots. Home Depot suggests laying down weed control fabric over your planting area and cutting holes for the pots.
Home Depot recommends leaving a 1-inch border of weed control fabric inside the pots so that you can pull the fabric tight and tuck it under the lips of the pots for a neat look. Install the pots and plants and then apply mulch to your planting bed.
Sunken Garden Tips
You may wish to plant your pots in the ground in an area where the soil is not easy to dig. If this is the case, dig down farther than you need to fit the pots and refill the area with a high-quality potting soil mix. Save the soil you removed for putting back into the bed or for use in another area of your garden. One Green Planet suggests waiting for rain to come before digging, which can make digging easier. When designing your sunken garden, you can be efficient or playful, such as creating a design with your pots or planting strategically for shade or windbreaks for other plants.
If you want to plant something that spreads easily, such as mint, Gardeners’ World says planting it in a container in the ground is a good way to control its root growth. Garden Guides suggests cutting off the bottom of your plastic pots to encourage drainage if the drainage holes that came with your pot aren’t adequate.
Planting Container Trees
When you purchase a container tree, it is usually in a big plastic pot and also probably wrapped in a fiber bag or fiber pot of some sort. When you’re planting container trees, it is advisable to take them out of the pots. The fiber pots are supposed to break down, but they only break down quickly if they are in an environment with the right moisture and with microorganisms to break them down.
Planting trees in pots is not advisable for the same reason that planting some plants in pots is good – the pots don’t let the roots expand. The roots might be able to puncture the pot eventually, but if they don’t, they can circle around inside the pot, which stunts the tree enough that it eventually dies. Also, water can’t pass through the barrier of the pot, and this can lead to insufficient water.
How to Plant in Containers Sunken into the Ground. Sinking a planter into a garden bed provides a barrier between plants and the surrounding garden. This barrier prevents plants from spreading into nearby areas and also allows you to plant in the best type of soil for the particular plant regardless of garden soil …