How Root Pouches Work
As roots reach the side of the cloth pot, they get air pruned – at which point another root grows from the centre of the root mass. This creates a dense, radial root mass that eliminates issues with circling, making better use of the space in each container. They further accelerate root growth by creating a highly oxgenated environment – and as we all know, roots love oxygen. This has the added bonus of making Root Pouches much harder to over-water than typical solid-edged containers.
How to Use Root Pouches
Simply fill the Root Pouch with your favourite soil or soilless mix and place it where it is going to be used. Transfer your plant into it and (very importantly) water slowly and thoroughly.
Remember that Root Pouches are not rigid, so once a plant is growing in one, be extra gentle and careful when moving it around to avoid disturbing or damaging the root-mass. Ideally, once a plant is in a Root Pouch, leave it where it is as much as possible.
It should be noted that fabric containers will dry out quicker than traditional solid containers, so they may need watering more often than usual, especially if temperatures are particularly high.