Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This free monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, articles, tips, news, and a recipe. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming September 2020 Pegplant’s Post, the first three subscribers to e-mail will each receive one 20-gallon Smart Pot.
Smart Pots are the original, award-winning fabric planters. They are reusable, durable, and come in many shapes and sizes. You can grow anything in a Smart Pot from vegetables to herbs to flowers. The American-based company started in 1980, when a tree farmer sew together fabric to make containers for his trees. He thought the containers would hold together the root structure, thus making them easier to harvest and sale. He discovered that the fabric prevented roots from circling like they do in traditional containers. As a result, the trees’ roots were healthy enough to be able to survive and transition well from transplanting. As years passed, he realized the value of growing plants in fabric containers and called them Smart Pots.