Pond Pots have many advantages over plastic nursery pots. They are water permeable, so nutrients in your pond water flow into the plant’s root zone leading to better growth and plant health. The soft sides and bottoms allow the Pond Pot to conform to the contours of your pond making it more stable that a hard sided container. Pond Pots are completely inert and BPA free, so no chemicals will leach into your pond water. Pond Pots will not degrade and become brittle and sharp in your pond. This makes Pond Pots safer for fish and visiting birds and frogs—they won’t cut themselves on the sharp edges of a plastic container.
Choose a Pond Pot that is a similar size to the container your plant is in when purchasing a plant and Pond Pot at the same time. When planting a division or plant that is already in your water feature, choose a Pond Pot that the division or plant will almost fill, leaving a little room for some planting soil.
Remove the plant and Pond Pot from your water feature and carefully remove the Pond Pot by folding down the outer edges gently until the base of the roots are revealed and can be lifted out of the Pond Pot. Don’t worry if some roots are protruding through the sides of the fabric, just pinch them off before you begin to fold the Pond Pot back. Then you can divide your plant into new starts and place them in smaller Pond Pots to grow and mature, or, you can move the entire plant into a new, larger Pond Pot that will comfortably accommodate the increased root mass of your plant. Return the plants and Pond Pots to the water at a depth that allows the top of the plant to extend above the water line.
UV rays are the only thing that breaks down the Pond Pot fabric. Submerged, your Pond Pots will have a very long, indefinite lifespan. Your Pond Pots can also be rinsed, dried, folded and stored until you are ready to re-use them. Exposed to UV light on a regular basis Pond Pots will
Check with your local garden center or water garden supply dealer. Ask them to stock the Pond Pots if they aren’t already carrying them. Also, check with online retailers such as Amazon ( www.amazon.com ).