The idea behind this concept is to inhibit the formation of tap roots and bench root formation while, at the same time, allowing an equal if not larger root mass to develop in the form of fibrous hair roots. This allows the grower to produce plants that have a distinct advantage over those plants that have been grown in open ground with the attendant formation of a tap root, which must be severed when lifted for transport and transplanting, resulting a severe setback for the plant resulting in delay in reaching production.
The area required to produce an equal number of plants is much less than that required when grown in open ground.
The management of the crop in respect of irrigation, pathogen control, and nutrient application is a lot more efficient as it takes place in a smaller, well-defined, and accessible area.
For the same reason as in 2 above, propagation, for example, grafting and budding, can proceed much more efficiently, with due regard to the required protocols for these operations.
Once the plants are transplanted, the large mass of fibrous roots, which are the roots responsible for water and nutrient take-up, place the plant at a great advantage, resulting in less delay before coming into production.
The pot is reusable and is not sold with the plant
All the components of the pot are made from recycled materials. The side is made from recycled HDPE; mainly milk bottles while the base is from recycled PP. To these is added a UV stabilizing agent giving the whole pot a potential life of up to sixty months.
The pot is supplied disassembled when delivered resulting in an advantage as far as transport is concerned.