Roottrapper Bags and Pot Licker!

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!


Storch Oil from Progress Earth

Storch Oil is a blend of living minerals with Menhaden (fish), Neem, and Karanja oils. Only a few drops of Storch Oil will tame the foam in a Vortex Brewer.


Storch Oil ingredients:
neem oil
karanja oil
menhaden oil
sea minerals
Himalyan crystal salt

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Wheatgrass in a Box from Progress Earth

Wheatgrass in a Box from Progress Earth is now available at The Garden Spout.

Wheatgrass in a Box from Progress Earth kit includes:

Photo courtesy of Progress Earth

Photo courtesy of Progress Earth

  • 1 – 2″ humidity dome
  • 2 – units of wheatgrass soil mix
  • 2 – 10×20 flats w/o holes
  • 2 – 10×20 flats w holes
  • 2 – cups wheatberries
  • Wheatgrass in a Box instructions

Day 1: Soaking Wheatberries
Soak wheatberries in a solution of Earth Tonic and Water.


Day 2: After soaking for 12- 24 hours,  strain the solution and rinse under fresh running water. This will help decrease mold presence during growing.

Leave the wheatberries in the same bowl for a 24 hour period until the root tip begins to emerge. Spray the wheatberries with mist to retain moisture.




Day 3: Planting

Nest one of the 10×20 flats with holes into one of the 10×20 trays without holes. Add a quart of water and one teaspoon of Earth Tonic to the bottom tray. Fill top tray with Wheat Grass Soil Mix. The trays are a reservoir and the soil mix will absorb the water/Earth Tonic solution.

Spread the sprouted wheatberries evenly over the soil. Use a mixture of water and Earth Tonic to mist the wheatberries heavily upon planting. Keep the germinating soil moist until the plants have established themselves and you can see the green growth.

Choose a will lit home for the wheatgrass. Wheatgrass needs access to plenty of good light. A well lit windowsill or T5 florescent light is ideal.

Place the 2″ humidity dome on the flat. This will help retain moisture for the growing plants When the Wheatgrass reaches 1.5″ tall the humidity dome can be removed.

Days 4-7:
Allow wheatgrass to grow undisturbed, misting at least once a day.



Day 8-14:
Water wheatgrass directly from the bottom reservoir and do not allow the tray to dry out. Grass should be 6-7″ high before juicing. The taller the grass is, the more juice it will yield.





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Earth Tonic from Progress Earth

Earth Tonic gives your plants over 90 elements instead of the standard 16, sourced from organic materials with biodynamic preparations.

Earth Tonic increases yields and enhances flavors.

Earth Tonic can be used with:

  • Compost Tea
  • Fertilizers
  • Soil Amendments
  • Or Stand Alone Foliar Spray



Earth Compound, Earth Tonic, Earth Syrup, Earth Kelp and a few drops of Storch Oil being brewed in a Vortex Brewer from Progress Earth.


Wheatgrass soaked in RO water and Earth Tonic before planting


Wheatgrass grown with RO water and Earth Tonic being juiced.

Basil micro greens foliar sprayed with Earth Tonic.


Stop in at the Garden Spout to learn more about Earth Tonic, micro greens and wheatgrass. Fresh compost tea from Progress Brewed brewed in our Vortex Brewer.

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Method Seven’s New Toy for Your Camera!

For the photographers out there, Method Seven has a surprise!

This is their new HPS lens filter that mounts onto a camera. Just like their eyewear, the lens color-balances the light and removes all strobing effects!

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Find the M7 lens and more details at the Garden Spout!