Fuck yea it's worth it! 100%
Every time I read someone is growing in air pots their yield is considerably higher than someone growing in regular pots. Is there a reason for this or is it just a coincidence? Would it be worth shelling out $8 each air pot?
Fuck yea it's worth it! 100%
wow i think im going to get some i jsut looked them up and it makes sence it naturly prunes the roots so the dont bunch up and allows more roots to grow doesnt sound to expencive either im gonna do more recrech someone should do a air pot next to a 5 gal bucket to test and see the differance in yeild
I get my air pots with handles for $3 per 5 gallon locally. I just started using these this new grow and in veg I've had the best growth and health ever. Can't wait to see what these girls do in flower.
If you are talking about hard plastic air-prune pots don't bother, they are more expensive and fabric pots do the same thing.
Last edited by thehole; 09-06-2012 at 05:17 PM.
What is an air pot? Are we talk "Smart Pot" or something?
The idea is that.. Roots are like branches. If you cut off the tip, new growth starts out from the sides... So with air pots the root tip will grow out of the pot, dry and be 'air pruned'. Then new roots shoot out from the sides and you end up with bushier roots and more root mass then you might otherwise.
This is not something that I think a fast growing annual cares too much about. Yes, in extremes it can make a difference. There are other things to consider as well. In a fabric pot there is more air exchange, roots might keep cooler as well cause of evaporation (outside). This comes from people wanting to avoid something called strangle root. This is when a shrub or tree is kept in a small pot for too long. Roots grow out to the edge of the pot and start to circle around the plant. Later, they plant it in the ground and after years of growth the trunk of the shrub will grow larger as well as the root that was going around in the pot. As they grow the root can start to strangle the trunk of the shrub or tree. This takes years to develop and only happens if you leave it in the pot for too long. So, people that sell trees and shrubs need plants to be able to stay in a pot until it sells with out getting a strangle root. This is one way of doing that.
I don't think a plant (indoors) that is only grown for a few months can really get a super large boost. Assuming you were doing things correctly in the first place.. If you over water then they might help you that way too..
My .02.. I tried them and it was the same old. Tore open the roots and it wasn't that much better.
Outdoors in 200 gals might be a different story..
i hate air pots. i've used every size and shape pot available over the years. the air pots are a pain in the ass to water, especially if you have a lot of plants.
i read hundreds of posts about the air pots and the biggest complaint was the difficulty in watering.
i threw out all my air pots, 16 of the smallest and 16 of the 3.something gallon pots. i didn't dislike anybody enough to give them away.
i'm a smart pot guy these days. easy to water, same great root mass.
just my 2 cents.
I use them currently but I am going to get away from them with the next crop and go back to smart pots. I like them, they're not that hard to water as long as you do it slowly at first, but they just dry out too quick for me.
I hand water so having to water a bunch of plants everyday uses up a lot of nutes. I've gone through way more nutes than I did growing with smart pots.
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