Store Garden Products

Smartpots for Container Gardening

SmartPots are manufactured out of a custom, non-woven, polypropylene material. Roots grown in a SmartPot come in contact with the fuzzy, fabric inner wall of the bag and penetrate or grow into the fabric. The bag's tough fabric prevents the root's continued longitudinal growth, in effect pruning it, causing the root to develop masses of lateral fibrous roots. Upon comparison, root systems that developed in a SmartPot have a much greater mass or volume then those found in hard-sided containers. Plants grown in SmartPots have root balls that contain many more roots then found in a hard-sided container of similar size .

As flower/veggie roots grow in containers they eventually reach the container walls. In hard-sided containers, these roots, upon reaching the walls, start circling and continue to circle seeking a friendlier environment. Upon examination, these root systems exhibit a few strong roots growing in circles with very little branching, often are bound or girdled upon themselves and, depending on the type of plant, can produce a strong tap root growing through the containers bottom. These characteristics can hinder the plant's rate of growth and in some cases its chances of survival when transplanted.

Recommended Smartpot Sizes:

  • 7 Gallon Smart Pot - Garlic, Leeks, Shallots, Lettuce, Spinach, Arugula, Chard, Endive, Escarole, Basil, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Beans, Bok Choy, Kale, Peas, Parsnips, Small Annuals
  • 10 Gallon Smart Pot - Peppers, Artichoke, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Strawberries, Onions, Beets, Turnips, Carrots, Radish, Patio Cucumbers, Patio Tomatoes, Larger Annuals
  • 15 Gallon Smart Pot - Cucumbers, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Patty Pan, Crooked Neck, Eggplant, Tomatillos
  • 20 Gallon Smart Pot - Tomatoes, Musk Melons, Water Melons, Pumpkins, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squash, Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard
#1 gal ... $4
#2 gal ... $5
#3 gal ... $6
#5 gal ... $7
#7 gal ... $8
#10 gal ... $11
#15 gal ... $13
#20 gal ... $14
#25 gal ... $16
#30 gal ... $18
#45 gal ... $21
#65 gal ... $27
salad tray ... $16
compost sack ... $40

Certified Organic Potting Soil

This is an excellent COIR based mix. It holds water longer, drains better and is easier to use than peat based potting soils. This mix is excellent for starting plants or container gardens. Our Potting soil is approved for organic production by MDA.

McGeary Organic Fertilizer

These OMRI approved fertilizers contain no manures and come in various formulations: 5-3-4; 2-3-4; 3-5-3; 8-1-1; 0-2-9; 6-0-4. Lets us help you decide what fertilizer mix is best for you. We offer these for sale @ $18 for a 10 lb. bags.