About Hydroponic Pots & Containers
In hydroponics you need specific types of hydroponic pots for growing. Regular garden pots are not recommended as they’re too large or the wrong shape to use with your hydroponics equipment. The types of plants you’re growing in your indoor garden will also affect what pots you use, and the hydroponics method will also depend on your choice of pot.
In hydroponics gardening the pots aren’t filled with traditional soil but rather are filled with a growing medium that fills the base and supports the plants’ roots as they grow. After seedlings grow, they are moved to larger hydroponics pots, or the plants may be cloned or have cuttings that are placed in small pots. There are also various hydroponic growing methods that will require a different type or size of pot.
Net pots are a popular choice for deep water culture, aeroponics, nutrient film, and ebb and flow hydroponic systems. They’re open at the top with a mesh bottom that allows for drainage and aeration of the roots.
Fabric pots help to prevent the plants from becoming root bound. They are sold in small and large sizes. The larger sizes have handles. This type of pot will keep the roots at optimum temperature when there is no mechanical ventilation.
Plastic pots are traditional and been used for years. They are strong and sturdy and have small drains at the bottom. They work with various types of hydroponic grow media.
Air pots are light and have a mesh-like bottom and sides. They are perfect for aeration for a plant’s roots. They work to prevent root circles while insulating roots from hot or cold surfaces.
Fabric planters are rectangular or square in shape and promote drainage, air roots and prevent root circles. They can easily be moved around your grow room.
Your choice of hydroponic pots will depend on the size of plants you wish to grow. You may use different pots for the seedling stages, then larger pots when you move your cuttings.
If you need assistance with choosing the right hydroponic pots for your hydroponics garden then please contact us here at Kushy.