Smart Pots! Have you ever used one?
A Smart Pot is an aeration container used for growing in. You can grow just about anything in a Smart Pot. I am excited to try this product and share my experiences with you!
I am growing from the tan 15 gallon Smart Pot. The Smart pot is alot wider then I thought it was going to be. Which is good, means I can plant many veggies in it! One of the reasons I decided to try this product, is that I am always looking for different types of containers to grow in. One of the features about this pot that caught my eye is that it is a breathable fabric that gives good aeration to the root zone. I am always in search of products that will work well with the root system of plants. After all healthy roots make for a healthy plant. Smart Pots also release heat, stop root circling and air prunes the plants root structure.
When using containers for container gardening, use a good soil, I also added some rabbit poo to my soil mixture. When filling the Smart Pot make sure all the sides are straight. Lift the sides as you go to straighten the fabric walls. I left about a 2 inch space from the top of the soil to the top of the Smart Pot. Once your soil is to your desired likeness, add plants! Once you have added your plants to the Smart Pot slowly water to saturate the pot.
I am going to be growing Squash in my Smart Pot. I will be growing a Winter Squash from Peaceful Valley called Burgess Buttercup.
The Burgess Buttercup gets about 12 to 18 inches in height. They produce 3-5 pound fruits. I have never grown this squash and I am very excited to try it out!
Here is my completed Smart Pot! I did add a tomato plant that I will be trellising to a trellis outside the Smart Pot. I also added some Nasturtiums to hang over the edge of the pot for some added color. Depending on how wide the squashes get, I may remove a couple of them and plant around the bottom of the Smart Pot. I will keep you posted through out the summer months on how my Smart Pot and Squash is doing! Another thing I like about the Smart Pot is if I decide I don't like where it's at, I can easily move it.
Peaceful Valley has also been kind enough to give away a Smart Pot to one of my readers! Are you interested, of course you are!
All you have to do to win a Smart Pot, is tell me what what you would grow in a Smart Pot and where you would put in your garden. Sounds pretty easy! I will announce the winner June 15, 2011!
I would love for you to check out Peaceful Valley!
They have wonderful products for the Organic grower! Peaceful Valley also has great blog for growing and wonderful videos to teach you about Organic gardening. Peaceful Valley originated in 1976 in a small garage. It's really a wonderful story on how they began! Check out there about Us page and get to know the wonderful people of Peaceful Valley! You can also follow Peaceful Valley on Twitter and Facebook! They love answering your questions and helping you out with all your growing needs. They also tweet wonderful things that other growers are growing. I know once you check out this wonderful company, you will love them as much as I do!
What are some of your favorite Squashes to grow?
Happy Gardening and Good Luck!!!
Peaceful Valley gave me these items to try out in my garden! All my thoughts about the products are my own. All reviews are my own from my own trials with the product.