Grow new native trees from locally sourced seeds in Air-Pot containers. – Cabbagetown ReLEAF's Citizen Forester Program, Growing Trees from Seed
The revolutionary design of the Air-Pot container actively enhances the growth and health of plants. This short video explains how it works.
'At the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew over three thousand species of plant are now grown in Air-Pot containers.'
The ground-breaking design of the Air-Pot container has been continually refined over fifteen years and is now in its sixth generation.
Every detail has been enhanced to guarantee healthy root development and maximize aeration. Additional oxygen in the growing medium leads to healthy bacteria and better nutrient release. At the same time the shape of the wall eliminates root circling and encourages the development of a mass of healthy fibrous roots. The additional roots mean better take up of nutrients and water leading to faster growth and healthier plants.
Toughly constructed from recycled plastic Air-Pot containers can last up to ten years or more.
For plants to thrive they need healthy roots, but standard pots deform roots and this seriously compromises the health of the plant.
Air-Pot containers do the opposite, actively enhancing the plant by making it develop a mass of healthy fibrous roots. This maximizes the ability to absorb nutrients and water leading to faster growth.
AIR-POT FROM SEED
The unique design of the Air-Pot container transforms the quality of plants right from germination.
To get the best from your plants it is essential that they develop good roots right from germination.
The increased aeration of the compost in the Air-Pot propagation tray means more even germination right across the tray and air pruning leads to the development of healthy fibrous roots, with no deformities.
The tray has two uncut cones at the top of the wall to form the water reservoir.
FOR GROWERS WHO KNOW
For many years the Air-Pot container has been the choice of expert growers around the world who use it in all areas of horticulture from food production to growing the largest trees.
Only trees grown in Air-Pot containers were used for the landscaping of London’s Olympic Park and the system is relied on by the world’s leading horticultural institutions for their vital programs of research and conservation. At the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew over three thousand species of plant are now grown in Air-Pot containers.