DON'T Plant Fruit Trees In Fabric Grow Bags!!!

I’ve been the use of material develop baggage in my garden for a few years. While they are nice for rising an annual vegetable garden, they are now not excellent at the whole lot. Fabric pots make horrible fruit tree boxes! This video is ready my non-public revel in and why you will have to *by no means* plant fruit timber in material develop baggage.

I latterly promoted a #15 injection molded container I deemed “the perfect fruit tree container” (see video right here: In that video, many commenters expressed pastime in the use of material develop baggage to develop fruit timber to save cash over sturdier, injection molded boxes, and this bothered me as a result of I had experimented with rising timber in material pots and it led to crisis. This video is ready my non-public revel in rising timber in develop baggage (AKA a root pouch) and the reason why I imagine you do not need to make use of material pots for rising fruit timber or perennials of any type.

If you’ve gotten any questions on the way to develop fruit timber, the use of material develop baggage for greens, container gardening, the issues I’m rising in my garden, are on the lookout for any garden pointers and methods, or have questions on gardening and natural gardening on the whole, please ask within the Comments beneath!




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38 thoughts on “DON'T Plant Fruit Trees In Fabric Grow Bags!!!”

  1. I have a different view. In a plastic pot the roots hit the solid sides of the pot and then start circling. Thats what I call root bound. Roots coming through the seams at the bottom of the pot are no bog deal, they can just be cut off or will dry off naturally. And all those fine roots attached to the inside of the pot are actually a much healthier root system ( when the root hits the fabric it essentially prunes itself and the branches out further back). In the long term, that's a much better situation that roots circling around each other in the pot.

  2. Thanks for the enlightenment, not that it makes me happy as l have got a plum tree in a grow bag & intended still to get an avocado tree and a peach tree still to also grow in a growbag. But will now have to look at another solution.

  3. Bro this is wrong you don’t no what your on about they are meant be plopped into a bigger fabric pot no need to try take the fabric pot away it decompose haha that’s the point of fabric pots to up pot from 1gal/30gal…..

  4. your experiment seems very insightful for growing trees in a outdoor garden. but, nevertheless root pouches are still very useful to grow some fruit trees or conifers at balcony of apartment( korean style), which is very hot and humid place in summer. because fabric pots lower the temperature of pots so that some conifers very sensitive to the temperature ( ex. abies koreana) can be safe in hot summer weather, needless to say it also supply good drainage condition which is necessary for growing almost conifers and citrus trees. anyway your information for experiment gives us very good insight for growing plants.

  5. I've been using growbags for all my citrus, avocados and tropicals – I'm even using them as a temporary holding pen for some eucalyptus trees for when I redo my front yard. So far I haven't had the problem you've described. Perhaps it was the brand/type of fabric that you used? When I transplanted two of my citrus trees, the bag peeled off nicely and had a nice fibrous root system.

  6. I believe the type and quality of grow bag matters. I have had various fruit trees in root pouch brand grow bags for 2-3 years. I had them in grow bags due to indecision of planting locations and landscaping projects needing to be done first.
    I didn't have the issues mentioned in this video when I finally planted them in the ground. The man issue I had was that it was awkward to get the plants out with just one person, due to the bag not being rigid.
    The root pouches seem to protect/ insulate the plants better than black plastic pots in the harsh sun in the climate I live in.

  7. Thank you for this video. I just moved to NC just outside of Wilmington. I'm buying land and starting a Garden. I've been following your video for a few months and you're helping me in more ways than you know. I had to start my plants indoors until our land was cleared. NC is great for farming and Gardening if you know what you're doing. I like the diversity of your videos. Thank you keep them coming. 🙏❤💯

  8. You had the fabric pots sitting on the ground I assume. The fabric pot air prunes the roots and they die when exposed to the air. You either had the fabric saturated all the time or like I said they were sitting on the ground allowing the bottom to stay moist.

  9. Thank You for this information you have gained from experience from growing trees in fabric grow bags. I wondered what would happen if I used them with trees in my greenhouse before transplanting outside. I chose to use 5 gallon buckets I recycled from a candy factory dumpster instead and thanks to you I do not regret my decision.

  10. Grow Bags and Hard Containers are great combination for garden….just like his New Balance and Adidas combination foot wear. I guess it’s a thing. jk

  11. NC local myself. 😊 We live just on the other side of Asheville Thanks for the advice, been looking into grow bags for my regular indoor veggie garden stuff since things I like to grow/ eat year round tend to freeze in January, but I planned on starting some honeycrisp apple trees this year & I'm glad I saw this beforehand.
    Also, Dale doggo is very cute.
    I have a Pyrenees that eats a raw diet, and we feed her with a puzzle bowl too.

  12. For me the ecological impact of the non lasting bags would be the end of thinking about using it. Pots can be used for decades, the bags will not make it for sure.

  13. I was thinking of planting a dwarf cherry tree in a fabric bag until I saw this video. I’m sure with this inflation the tree isn’t cheap and I sure wouldn’t want it to die. Makes sense as I’m sure the roots would also freeze during the winter.

  14. It depends on the tree I believe. I learned today a mulberry tree has a two root and will grow through pots or stop growing all together. The video I watched showed how the taproot grew through plastic buckets into the dirt. Some things just can’t grow in containers

  15. it sounds like this do wonderful in the grow bags until the issue appears a few years down the road, seems like its still worth wild to use the grow bags to create a nice root ball before transplanting them later on

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