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Are Smart Pots All That? Let’s Find Out Together!

by Fern on February 25, 2010

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Have you ever heard of Smart Pots? They’re soft-sided, fabric containers that are rigid enough to hold their shape, but still allow air to flow freely through the root system of the plant, encouraging a healthier root structure. Or so they say. Someone from Smart Pot contacted me about their product and was confident enough about the quality of these fabric pots to allow me to put them through a mini side-by-side comparison.

This should be a lot of fun, and I’m looking for an LOTB reader to help me out with testing…

The Smart Pot people were kind enough to send me several different sized Smart Pots, so I was thinking that I could raffle one off and then the winner could pot theirs up and check in with me from time to time to add their experience to my review. If you’d like to help me out, simply leave a comment with what you’d like to plant in a Smart Pot and I’ll select one commenter at random.

You don’t have to have your own blog to win a Smart Pot, though you’re welcome to post your thoughts on the Smart Pot on your own blog if you have one. All I require is that you actually plant something in your Smart Pot and that you’re willing to provide a few updates about your Smart Pot experience throughout the season. You can grow all sorts of different things in Smart Pots (and even through the sides!), depending on the size of pot you have.

I’m also looking for help from LOTB readers in deciding what to plant in my comparison pots. To be as scientific as possible (with an admittedly very tiny sample size), I’m going to plant one smart pot with edible plants, and another with flowers. Then I am going to plant plastic pots of similar size with the same edibles and flowers. I’ll report back periodically throughout the season with comparison photos and my thoughts on how the Smart Pots are working out.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting two polls with different edible and flower possibilities. If you have suggestions for what should be in the poll, leave a comment. Whatever gets the most votes is what I’ll plant in my Smart Pots. But be sure to leave a comment if you’d like to try out a Smart Pot. The cut off for entering the raffle is Saturday at 11:59pm California time.

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