This product is usually in stock and dispatches same day - If you click on backorder- the product will be dispatched in 1-5 days from ordering. You will get an email advising of any delay. Please contact us if a backorder is urgent and we can provide an ETA for you. If coming to pick up - please contact us before coming if listed as backorder as we may be low in stock and need to put it aside for you.
Pot dimensions when flat packed are: 130 x 45 x 5cm as well as 5cm x 42 x 42cm for the base.
Please note - Due to these being very hard to ship they are pickup only - suggest ordering Fabric pots instead.
Why Use Air Pruning pots? Well air pruning pots have many advantages
Excellent drainage - more difficult to overwater
Larger root mass - while roots grow arond and around in a plastic or ceramic pot, the air at the edge of the fabric causes a root tip to dry out, and die off. Just like pruning the top of the plants, the roots will branch into many smaller roots because of "air-pruning". The mass is larger and made of more smaller more effective roots.
Higher oxygenation to the roots
Easy to store when not in use
encourages aerobic bacteria/microbes
Evaporation may reduce root zone temperatures (its a plus/negative sort of thing as the pot will dry out more)
Its definitely worth running a side by side comparison. The only negative is
due to evaporation around the outside of the pot, these pots may need to be watered more often than a solid sided pot of the same size.
If you can't water more than you do already, going up one size of pot is a solution or leaving the pot in a saucer/bucket that allows the base to be in contact with some solution to suck up as it dries out.
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Backorders are products that are on their way to us from suppliers.
Backorders will be dispatched to you as soon as they arrive - usually in 1-7 days
If you want to contact us we can let you know the delay.
We will send you an ETA as soon as we can, and you can cancel the backorder and get a full refund if you want to.
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(If you have urgent items as well as Backorder items, please send as two separate orders so the urgent items go out immediately.)
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