Fertilpots are truly biodegradable and are intended to be planted directly in the ground or the next larger container. Unlike rice-hull pots, or starch-based polymers, and ‘biodegradable’ plastics Fertilpots do not require a composting situation to degrade.
Because water, air, and roots will penetrate the walls of the fertilpot so easily, there is no need for drainage holes. The natural root structure that develops helps to ensure a successful transplant.
No other container; biodegradable, compostable or plastic, can allow a more natural development of the plants’ root structure.
Fertilpot is excellent for native plant material that can often be sensitive to transplant. Because the plant is never removed from the fertilpot, there is never any transplant shock. Fertilpot has been proven very successful in the production of vegetables, grafted wine grapes, forestry stock, as well as a range of annual and perennial crops.
Fertilpot works well for hydroponic / aquaponic systems. Because Fertilpot is about 85% porous, there is no need to cut in traditional drain holes. This allows the roots to pass easily through the pot and into the nutrient solution, while retaining the growing substrate in the Fertilpot. No more clogging of filters or build up of a substrate sludge in your tanks or gutters.