Overview - Machine washable (40 degC maximum temperature) - Chemically inert geo-fabric (garden furniture polyester) - Use standard potting soil as per plants requirements - Soil and plants NOT included, pictured for display purposes only - Suspension rigging and water recycling advice?!? See "HowTo" tutorial pages
Product care and maintenance:
Growbag Wash Care: machine washable instructions do's & don'ts for hygiene and longevity
- Our woven geo-fabric growbags are machine washable max 40 deg Celsius;
- DO NOT EXPOSE TO HIGH TEMPERATURES
– Fibre; may weaken, deteriorate, melt when exposed: over time or in direct contact: to temperatures above 90 degrees Celsius.
- DO NOT EXPOSE TO STRONG CHEMICALS, acids or alkalis
- Preferably COLD WASH MACHINE CYCLE; ensure soil and other debris have been brushed off.
USE MINIMAL LAUNDRY SOAP/DETERGENT
Do not use fabric softener, Do not bleach, Do not tumble dry, Drip dry, DO NOT IRON,
STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE; when not in use.
In between washes: brush off dark patches of aged salt deposits on outside of grow bags. Where signs of overfeeding (green moss on outside of growbags) sponge bath... using a sponge and a mild solution of soapy water (dishwashing liquid.)
Wash outside of growbag with circular, light scrubbing, motion.
Rinse off soap with clean water.
Sturdy support and general safety considerations:
Start observing microclimate of the vertical spaces available to you.
... Is this space suitable for sun loving, dappled shade or shade friendly plants? What about wind protected? Will plants need to be moved in high summer and in dead of winter?
Research which small to medium sized plants would be suitable for your chosen space.
Take into account fully grown plants' size including water saturated weight of each suspended growbag ~ small 2-5kg and large 5-10kg.
What type of hook will you use?
... Plantup-za makes S-hooks which fit 90 mm thick support structures (fits over e.g. vibrecrete walls, overhead beams on veranda and car ports, picket fencing etc.)
Product info: Tech Specs
#Waterwise by design; Proven drought resistant. Created to slow down water run-off and evaporation. Created for vertical stacking; where run-off feeds those below.
... Our growbags simply requires less water.
Specific fabric fibre chosen for it's moisture control properties
... allows for more active topsoil.
Well balanced moisture management slows water flow, while ensuring effective drainage
... bonus time for humus and other organic matter to soak up and retain more water. Does not create a bog for disease and root rot to flourish.
Mono filament fibre in classic all weather tweed-weave allows for the 'Goldilocks of just right' air flow for roots.
This product 'breathes'
... sufficient airflow for productive topsoil & happy roots.
Roots are air pruned; Correct airflow encourages plants to develop more productive fine roots and root hairs to absorb more nutrients.
... no pot bound choked root systems.
Damaging salts and organic waste products are 'sweated out'.
Green pot plant moss on outside alerts you to when soil is too rich and over fed. Lets you know that it is time to slow down with the nitrates; as too much soil amendments weakens plants.
... less plant food = more growth.
Each style of growbag has been specifically designed to enhance the beneficial properties of fabric fibre, weave and production construction .
Re-enforced load bearing seams and other added safety construction techniques ensure dependable and safe hanging garden growbag containers.
Small pocket mouths with large belly for added root space
... minimal soil exposure to parching elements (sun, wind etc) and less water loss due to evaporation.
Chemically inert and chemically stable *Polyester monofilament; as used in outdoor silk banner signage, patio, garden and poolside soft furniture.
Downside = Expect colour fading over time and exposure to sunlight, which is an acceptable trade-off compared to other toxic and unstable 'geo-fabrics'.
*Please do not confuse our products with;
Environmentally unsound Micro-fibre as found in fleece and other heat retaining fabrics (body heat insulation.)
Chlorine leaching PVC / vinyl canvas,
Nylon shade cloth's poor moisture management
or Laminated hemp (of all things; why convert a biodegradable natural fibre into a 'here for 2000 years plastic'?!?)
Research and Development history: see our About page