Fabric pots

Capt. C

Saltwater Cowboy
Staff member
Man i am sick and tired of trying to clean these fabric pots. I am getting very close to just calling them disposable. Please post any hacks for cleaning these things. I just ordered a new load of them from 247garden.com. I started years ago with the smart pots. At the price they sell for you almost have to try and clean them. I have several rounds under my belt with there pots and can not say enough good about them ( looks to me they have about any size you could imagine). I use the three gallon pots with the short lime green handles. You don't really need handles on a pot that small but it makes it more secure picking them up. Very nice pots and almost no leakage thru the side of the pot when watering. The price for that size is 1.24 usd per pot with shipping 1.70 usd total. These prices are making me think i want to just treating them like disposable pots.
 

LittleDabbie

Extract Artist (BHO)
Heres a question.

Why clean them.?

Let the roots compost and reuse them.. ?

Put a few 100 worms in and a lil coir to keep an wet and let the worms eat them?

I just started my first run with them so i hear all the complaints can't wait to figure it out my self lol
 

Capt. C

Saltwater Cowboy
Staff member
Laundromat after 3-4 grows..with Oxyclean.
Sneaked a few loads of the smart pots into wife's washer while she is not around :ROFLMAO: . I only flower 8 girls at a time so at less than 14 usd for the eight of them i am seriously considering disposable. @Buzzer777 i have washed them a bunch of different ways and most methods work okay. I have to put some value on my time and it is just not making much sense anymore to clean these things. Either that or i am getting lazy in my old age.
 

Buzzer777

In Bloom
Those dirty pots will wreak havoc in your washer..I go to the laundrymat with a 30 gallon black trash bag and dump them in fast so no one really sees. There is a nice little head shop a few doors down where I spend the waiting time.

Sometimes I plan badly and need pots fast..those cleaned ones are up to the task for a few more grows.
 

Capt. C

Saltwater Cowboy
Staff member
My solution to cleaning them has been to use plastic square pots....
@Gentlemancorpse i was also considering your route. Can you tell me what size square pot you use to flower in? Also how long you veg for? I have never really worked that much with the hard pots because i have always been concerned about root circling. With that being said i rarely veg more than 8-9 weeks so not sure i even need fabric pots to prevent that.
 

Buzzer777

In Bloom
@Gentlemancorpse i was also considering your route. Can you tell me what size square pot you use to flower in? Also how long you veg for? I have never really worked that much with the hard pots because i have always been concerned about root circling. With that being said i rarely veg more than 8-9 weeks so not sure i even need fabric pots to prevent that.
The answer..DIY air pot!
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Gentlemancorpse

Cannabis Chaotician
@Gentlemancorpse i was also considering your route. Can you tell me what size square pot you use to flower in? Also how long you veg for? I have never really worked that much with the hard pots because i have always been concerned about root circling. With that being said i rarely veg more than 8-9 weeks so not sure i even need fabric pots to prevent that.

So first .... a disclosure... I just switched from fabric pots, for exactly this reason...

So far I've only used them for a phenohunt with a 2 week veg and for my current coco grow... im using 7" pots for the coco the whole way through...

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My local grow shop has some 18"x18" pots that I think are about 5 gallons that I'm going to try for my next soil grow
 
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