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Our Work To Help The Community Using A Passion For Gardening

In the blog we discuss gardening and growing from basic to advanced. Here you'll learn how to use your Spring Pots to get the highest yields and healthiest plants.

We're also documenting how we use our passion for growing to improve the community around us. We believe in using our success to empower children and marginalized people to grow with us both literally and figuratively.

Fabric Grow Bags: Complete Guide to Fabric Pots (2019)

Published on May 26, 2019 by

Fabric Grow Bags: Complete Guide to Fabric Pots (2019) WHAT ARE FABRIC GROW BAGS? Fabric grow bags are just what they sound like – a bag that you can grow plants in. They are made from a thick breathable fabric, similar to a reusable grocery bag. Grow bags are well aerated and have superior drainage…

Fabric Grow Bags: Complete Guide to Fabric Pots (2019)

Published on May 26, 2019 by

Fabric Grow Bags: Complete Guide to Fabric Pots (2019) WHAT ARE FABRIC GROW BAGS? Fabric grow bags are just what they sound like – a bag that you can grow plants in. They are made from a thick breathable fabric, similar to a reusable grocery bag. Grow bags are well aerated and have superior drainage…

Gardening by the moon – When to plant based on moon phases

Published on February 28, 2019 by
Have you ever considered trying gardening by the moon? Maybe you didn’t even know that such a thing existed? Whether moon gardening is a new notion for you or not, we’re here to lay out the basics and discuss some of the most important things to bear in mind when gardening by the phases of…

The Best Grow Lights to Combine with Spring Pots for Maximum Yield

Published on February 20, 2019 by
As more and more US states are joining the regulated cannabis market, and more and more licensed brands appear, the demand for quality-grown cannabis continues to rise. Never before has it been so important for cannabis growers to find ways of increasing yield without compromising on farming standards. Two products that will help you to…

Your Guide to Successful Container Farming

Published on January 24, 2019 by
There are three things you need to get right if you want to make a success of container farming: what to plant, how to take care of your soil, and the types of containers you plan to use. Without a doubt, the best kind of containers for all plants, all farmers, and all kinds of…

Growing Hydroponic Weed in Fabric Pots for Increased Yield

Published on January 22, 2019 by
One of the best ways for cannabis growers to increase yield, without compromising on quality, is to employ hydroponic gardening techniques and cultivate in fabric pots at the same time. Make no mistake that growing hydroponic weed is something that both large-scale growers and enthusiastic beginners, who want to grow cannabis at home, can do.…

Raised Bed Gardening will make your Plants VERY Happy

Published on December 26, 2018 by
Not only will raised bed gardening make your plants very happy, but if you’re the kind of gardener who wants to enjoy incredible results, without having to put in too much time and effort, then raised bed gardening will most likely be the kind of growing solution that best suits your gardening style too. But…

How to Grow Plants from Cuttings

Published on December 21, 2018 by
One of the best things about learning how to grow plants from cuttings is that you can enjoy a flourishing garden of full-grown plants in half the time that it takes to achieve the same when cultivating from seed. If you’re impatient for results and you’re the kind of person who likes to see things…

How To Grow Plants In Water

Published on December 4, 2018 by
To grow plants in water is a great way for gardeners to raise plants organically, and green thumb or not, most people are usually successful growing plants in the soil. Especially the growers who opt for fabric pots. But for those gardeners contemplating an alternative way to raise their plants, understanding how to grow plants…

How to Grow Plants Indoors for a Higher Yield

Published on November 14, 2018 by
How to grow plants indoors Learning how to grow plants indoors is challenging enough. You need to really think about how to give your plants enough sunlight and how to avoid a tangled root system, among other things. So, when trying to increase yield on indoor plants, the challenges are doubled. On a side note,…

Bring Plants Back to Life with Aerated Plant Pots

Published on November 11, 2018 by
Bring Plants Back to Life The first thing to say is that, more often than not, plants that look dead are still actually full of life. All they need is a change of environment, care, or both, and they’ll bounce back to their former glory. Aerated plant pots are particularly useful when trying to bring…

3 Tips for Gardening in Large Plant Containers

Published on October 22, 2018 by
Container gardening for dummies Is it possible to plant your garden in one single container and make a success of what you grow at the same time? Yes, it is. With a large fabric pot to hand, like the three-gallon spring pot, anything is possible. What’s more, gardening with large plant containers is loads of…

Have you tried Gardening by the Moon?

Published on October 11, 2018 by
Gardening by the phases of the moon Gardening by the moon... Is it just popular folklore, superstitious nonsense, or a scientific approach that does wonders for your plants? Despite the fact that there are a number of gardeners out there who swear by the importance of moon cycles, (an interesting dude called Plummer being one…

What’s the Best Soil for My Vegetable Garden? – Quick Tips

Published on September 21, 2018 by
Let’s start with the basics... If you’re not going to cultivate in a fabric pot, which is actually a great way of growing veggies, then you’ll need to begin by clearly delineating your garden’s perimeter.  Vegetable gardens, whether potted or not, need soil that’s free or sod, weeds, rocks, and other kinds of debris. Be…

How to Grow Plants from Seeds without Stress

Published on September 10, 2018 by
There’s something a little daunting about growing plants from seeds. Cuttings are doable. Baby plants that grow into adult ones are easy enough to handle. But seeds? It all just seems so technical, so serious; the kind of thing that can only be achieved by people who’ve spent their lives working the land. Well, it’s…

What is the Best Soil for Fruit Trees?

Published on August 21, 2018 by
If you like the idea of having fresh fruit on tap, then you should know that our spring pot range offers a great environment for fruit trees to grow in. Cherries, peaches, figs, apples, tangerines, lemons, and limes are some of the easiest fruit trees to cultivate in pots. Just expect them to yield a…

How to Start Composting in 4 Simple Steps

Published on July 26, 2018 by
Regardless of the method you adopt to create your own compost, there’s one thing you’ll always need an endless supply of, and that’s patience. Having said that, if you really need to get things moving in your garden, there are ways in which you can speed up the composting process (more on this below) in…

Which are the Best Plants to Grow in Pots and Why?

Published on July 16, 2018 by
There are many advantages to growing your plants in pots. If you only have a small balcony to cultivate on, or if the idea of keeping large flower beds in check is just too daunting, pots provide an excellent solution. You can grow large or small plants, indoor or outdoor, plants that are good for…

How to Prune Potted Plants for Healthy Growth

Published on June 25, 2018 by
Whether you’ve got a small balcony garden or a huge field of crops to manage, we don’t doubt that the idea of bigger plants, healthier plants and a higher yield is super appealing. Everyone wants their garden to flourish, right? So, we’ll let you into a little secret… the key to improving your garden’s growth…

Grow Organic Veggies and Protect the Environment

Published on June 19, 2018 by
Most people know that eating homegrown vegetables, particularly organic vegetables, is one of the best ways of shifting toward a healthier lifestyle. But did you also know that organic vegetable gardening helps to protect the environment? That’s right! By growing your own organic veggies at home (and don’t forget that you can go organic, even…

Exactly What is Air Pruning and How Does it Increase My Yield?

Published on May 22, 2018 by
What is air pruning? It’s a question we get asked on a regular basis. Simply put, air pruning is the term used to describe the natural pruning process of container plants when the roots come into contact with the air. Delve a little deeper into the subject and you’ll realize just how cool air pruning…

Backyard Gardening is Made Easy with Fabric Pots

Published on May 14, 2018 by
While there are some people who have very little space in which to build a garden - a small balcony, or even just a sunny windowsill - others have large outdoor areas to contend with. Backyard gardening requires constant maintenance and lots of attention, which can be a real challenge for even the most experienced…

Balcony Gardening Ideas that will Inspire you in 2018

Published on April 23, 2018 by
Let’s face it. Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a large house with a huge outdoor space, but that doesn’t mean we have to give up on the idea of cultivating a lush, healthy garden. Balcony gardening can be both satisfying and successful. Particularly when gardening with spring pots, as everything becomes that…

Fabric Pots vs Plastic Pots – Grow Plants Smarter!

Published on April 11, 2018 by
If you haven’t really paid attention so far, it’s time to get to grips with the benefits of fabric pots and how they work. Little by little we’re seeing more and more gardeners (both beginners and those with experience) choose to garden with fabric pots vs plastic pots and the reasoning is quite simple… plants…

Thanksgiving Garden Tips

Published on November 3, 2017 by
The holidays are around the corner, and a time for reflecting on our year’s gardening harvests is on our minds at Spring Pots. So we thought we’d collect top Thanksgiving gardening tips from some premier gardening experts to get you into the grateful mood of our season. Enjoy! Gardening Know How GardeningKnowHow.com Using Potted Herbs…

Harvesting Fall: More Plants Than Just Pumpkins!

Published on October 23, 2017 by
Fall Harvest time is upon us at Spring Pots, and we have decided to go beyond the Pumpkin Spice and show all the color, plants and harvesting that fall is so well-known for in these top Harvest blogs that will inform and inspire you too! Harvest to Table HarvestToTable.com Our first pick for an inspirational…

Top Small Space Gardening Blogs

Published on October 4, 2017 by
Do you live in a city, a small apartment, or maybe share a room in a house? Do you only have a balcony, windowsill, kitchen counter or a corner in a room for a garden? Do you crave gardening tips for urban gardening, balcony gardening ideas or container vegetable gardening from gardening experts? Then this…

Smart Pots Vs. Air Pots Vs. Spring Pots | Which is Better?

Published on July 18, 2017 by
You have probably seen Spring Pots, Air Pots and Smart Pots in your local horticulture store. But did you ever wonder, what is the difference between these three options? And more importantly, which is the best option for growing cannabis? All three options provide extra oxygen to the roots, which is a great selling point because…

The Ultimate Indoor Vegetable Gardening Guide

Published on June 27, 2017 by
If you are a new to indoor vegetable gardening, then read on, because this guide will help you grow the best vegetables, right from your own countertops, windowsills, sun decks and fabric pots! Most people dream of picking their own herbs and vegetables, right from their windowsill to the dinner plate, but they don’t even…

What Is The Best Soil For Weed?

Published on June 21, 2017 by
Cannabis growers make many decisions about how to best grow their plants. Usually, deciding whether to grow their crops in an indoor or outdoor environment is the first step. If a grower decides that an indoor environment is for them, they will have to choose to grow cannabis either from a soil or a hydroponic-based…

The Secrets of How to Grow Hydroponics

Published on June 14, 2017 by
Plenty of gardeners prefer to produce plants hydroponically from seedlings or even cuttings extracted from an parent plant. While you could get by growing like this, it can introduce a completely new set of problems that do not exist when growing from seeds. So first, you should know how to grow hydroponics in your backyard…

Gardener’s Guide to Reuse Potting Soil

Published on March 22, 2017 by
A new growing season is just around the corner and you’re beginning to think about all the materials you’ll need to get your plants off to a good start. There is no ingredient more important than the soil that you are using as it provides the plants the necessary nutrients for healthy growth. But good…

Air Pruning And Container Gardening Guide

Published on February 28, 2017 by
Have you heard of air root pruning? It is a natural growing technique that allows dry air to reach root tips which stops roots from extending beyond their container. But why would we want to slow down root growth? PLANTING CONTAINERS Moving past plastic grows in container gardening When a root stops growing it naturally…

SF Giants and Spring Pot Team Up to Help Youth at the Boys and Girls Club

Published on November 17, 2016 by
5-Day Event The Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco (BGSCF) hosted a 5-day event with interactive workshops for urban youth in San Francisco to promote a healthy lifestyle. With over 50% of minorities living in urban areas at a high risk for type 2 diabetes, communities need to engage the youth in practicing a…

Fabric Burner: A Superior Line of Fabric Pot with Value Added

Published on October 24, 2016 by
Why the Fabric Burner? Many hydro shops know all too well, that as customers grow operations increase in size so does the need to get their supplies at a lower price. If you are looking for a more economic fabric pot without the compromises, look no further. Most hydro stores carry the big name brand…

The Classic Spring Pot: The Next Generation of Fabric Pots

Published on October 1, 2016 by
Growing can be a tedious process.  The path to heady results tends to include many hassles. The fabric pot yields higher vegetation and growth efficiency, leading many growers to choose this route. They have a more even drainage of water, and the natural aerated pruning leads to a more efficient root system. The roots start…

Why Spring Pots Are Better For The Environment

Published on August 29, 2016 by
We try to keep the environment as green as possible. Our company strives for efficiency and community involvement. Here are a few examples at what we are doing to achieve this. In Manufacturing: The fabric in the Spring Pot is made of a proprietary non-woven geotextile polypropylene fabric which is made of at least 33%…

Spring Pots Proudly Supports Art Behind Walls

Published on August 29, 2016 by
Art Behind Walls uses art to help children cope with the reality of an incarcerated loved one. Children throughout America face stigmatization due to a loved one being incarcerated. This may be their mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers or other relatives. Studies have shown that the negative impact of this loss can cause behavioral and other…

The Sol Collective Program Working With Spring Pots

Published on August 29, 2016 by
Curanderismo workshop allowed students the opportunity to take home Spring Pots with freshly planted Nopales. Sol Collective's Curanderismo program aims to re-teach traditional preventative health practices to communities with limited resources.  As part of the Curanderismo program, Sol Collective has incorporated a container gardening workshop in which students are given free seeds, starters, and Spring…

Our Work At The Sacramento Youth Summit

Published on August 29, 2016 by
Youth at SAYS Summit 2014 Over 800 youth attended the SAYS Summit that promotes literacy and poetry, specifically for underserved students.  Sol Collective conducted workshops throughout the day of silk screening and container gardening promoting self-expression and empowerment through art and growing your own food.  Spring Pots were given out to youth along with organic…

GrowHaus Expands Urban Agriculture In Denver Using Spring Pots

Published on August 29, 2016 by
GrowHaus Executive Director Coby Gould shows off some Spring Pots ready for a new home in Denver, CO. The GrowHaus is based in a historic 20,000 square foot greenhouse used to grow fresh healthy greens and teach about healthy living.  They continue to renovate space to accommodate increased food production, educational facilities, and a local…

Spring Pot Support “The Produce Section Environmental Hip Hop Curriculum”

Published on August 29, 2016 by
DJ CaveM handing out Spring Pots while teaching youth the value of healthy living at a juice workshop in Denver, CO The Produce Section provides inner city schools with interactive workshops on urban farming, green jobs development, while funding indoor and outdoor garden programs. The Produce Section is a curriculum developed from a hip hop…

Spring Pot Top 10 Mix CD Highlights work of Artists Committed to Urban Gardening and Going Green.

Published on August 28, 2016 by
A Baylando Records collaboration mixed by DJ Icewater features original work from Reggae Artists Capleton (@capletonmusic), Dawn Penn (@dawnpennmusic), Winstrong (@winstrong), and Hip Hop Artists DJ CaveM (@IETEF), The Pharcyde (@thepharcyde), El Kool Kyle (@BaylandoRecords), 3rd Degree (@fistuptv), and More. Listen now:

San Francisco Department of Public Works: Tree Planting, Eco-Fair Highlight Community Clean Team Event

Published on August 28, 2016 by
The Spring Pot team alongside the Mayor of San Francisco, The Department of Public Works, and a vast number of community organizations along with volunteer work crews planted 70 trees, pruned trees, landscaped, picked up litter and painted out graffiti in  neighborhoods in southwestern San Francisco. Spring Pots held a booth at the family-friendly Eco-Fair…

The Best Fabric Grow Bags For Your Plants!

Classic Spring Pots
Classic Spring Pots fabric pots from 1 to 15 gallons

Available sizes: 2 - 15 Gallons

The Classics
Classic Spring Pots
Sequoia Spring Pots tree pots for raised bed gardening

Available sizes: 1 - 400 Gallons

Sequoias
Classic Spring Pots
Fabric Burner Pots fabric pots 1 to 400 gallons

Available sizes: 1 - 400 Gallons

Fabric Burners