With Spring almost here, now is a good time to learn about the advantages of using the RootTrapper® II designed by Rootmaker® for your outdoor and indoor gardening needs. The RootTrapper® is the most versatile container on the market, and can be used with virtually any planting media with hydroponic or organic methods… Today I am going to focus on the advantages of using The RootTrapper® containers specifically the outdoor environment. Previously roots could be forced to branch as a result of air-root-pruning. Now there is pruning by the RootTrapper®. Here’s how it works… The special fabric in the RootTrapper® containers literally traps the tip of the root in the material. When the tip of a root is trapped and can no longer extend, it is forced to branch as with air-root-pruning. The more roots branch back in the growth medium, the more root tips, the healthier the plant! 1 square inch of the RootTrapper® material can prune hundreds root tips ( the root tip is where most water and nutrient absorption takes place) ! Due to the white coating on the container root zone temperatures are lower, water is saved and since less water evaporates, salt accumulation from the irrigation water is decreased. The RootTrapper® bags are the only root pruning bags available today that will prune the roots that hit the bottom of the bag. While air pruning bags need air to prune the roots … The RootTrapper® does not! Air pruning bags that are placed on the ground not prune the roots that hit the bottom of the bag. The roots will circle or grow out of the bag, which is exactly what we don’t want. Simply put The RootTrapper® containers are undoubtedly the best containers to use in your outdoor gardens. Available in sizes from 1 Gal to 500 gal we have a RootTrapper® bag to suit your needs. Custom sizes are also available.
The Pot Licker utilizes the amazing (and Patented) Roottrapper® material but is cut out to fit as a liner in regular plastic pots. This turns your standard container into a Root trapping container. Offering you the benefits of root trapping in your existing nursery containers.
This year much of the country is suffering from a major drought. The Roottrapper® technology will not only create a more productive root system… but it will save you on your water bill while also you helping to do your part to help us get thru this situation.
Check out the video below for further explanation and photos!