Can you transplant a small smart pot right into a bigger smart pot? will the roots grow through? I don’t want to take it out of the small pot because the roots have already attached themselves to the pot.
That’s a great question.
I started some WW seeds in solo cups. I want to transplant into a 2-3 gallon then into a 7 gallon.
I’d like for the 2-3 gallon to be fabric, but I’m worried about damaging it when I take it out.
I can’t see it happening. Smart pots are made from non-woven polypropylene (plastic). It is not biodegradable. You can probably just roll the sides of the pot down. That is what I do when I want to inspect the root ball after harvest.
That’s why I don’t use fabric for the transition pot, only final pot.
I don’t think the roots will easily grow through it.
If you sliced open the smaller pot in a bunch of spots the roots would find their way out.
I too only use fabric pots as a final home.
No you cannot, unfortunately you have to cut the pot off. I have done this before and cutting it off is sometimes needed. Fabric pots are amazing, but this is one drawback. Check out https://www.geopot.com/collections/geopot-fabric-pots-tan-and-black/products/tan-transplanter-geopot-with-velcro-seam
I use these and GeoPots are in my opinion much better constructed than Smart Pots, and the customer service department is super helpful and friendly.
These work well!!
I had decided 15 gallon smart pot would be my final pot but I decided to upgrade to 45