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Living Soil Fabric Pots

Living Soil Fabric Pots

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Say goodbye to plastic and ceramic pots for good. Grassroots fabric pots are the better way to grow. Handcrafted by skilled craftspeople from an American-made geotextile, our pots encourage air flow, prevent root binding, keep the soil cool, and foster healthier, more productive plants.

Traditional fabric pots drain and dry from all sides, causing uneven drainage and dry pockets, and requiring more frequent watering. Our fabric pots stand out with a unique approach, featuring a waterproof liner and a bottom aeration strip. These innovations mimic the natural top-down drying pattern found in nature, enhancing moisture retention, eliminating dry patches, and fostering the development of beneficial soil fungi and microbes. Embrace a superior gardening solution with our Living Soil Fabric Pots, also known as no-till grow bags, designed for optimal plant health and productivity.

🇺🇸 Made in the USA
🌱 Organic Gardening Friendly
🪱 Happy Worm Certified

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  • living soil friendly

    Regular fabric pots dry from the sides. The liner in these pots prevent that, simulating the way soil dries in nature. This promotes even moisture throughout the soil and helps the microbiology thrive.

  • air pruning

    Aeration and air pruning comes from the 4" strip of breathable fabric towards the bottom of the container. This has been proven to create healthier root systems and massively increased yields.

  • tan color

    Black bags will overheat your soil & stress your roots when exposed to the sun outside. Our premium tan fabric minimizes heat absorption, keeping your roots cool and comfortable.

  • less water usage

    Less watering means less labor and better performance during hot summers. Lower humidity means less disease for indoor growers. Soil dries from the top down, which avoids dry pockets and mimics the way soil dries in nature (especially helpful with peat-based soil).

  • buy it for life

    Lightweight material is easy to move, machine washable, and folds small for storage. Double-stitched bottom seam on the outside to extend product lifespan. All fabric containers 30 gallons or more are triple hemmed for added durability.

  • made in the usa

    Handcrafted with an American-made polypropylene and high-performance marine bonded thread for mold and mildew resistance. All materials are environmentally friendly and chemically stable. They’re also free of BPA and heavy metals.

what size is best?

Choosing the right size pot might seem tricky, but don't sweat it! Most plants are adaptable and, thanks to the magic of air pruning in our living soil fabric pots, it's really easy to move them to a bigger size if needed later on. Here's a quick guide to help you match your plants to the perfect pot size.

Small

3 gallon (10"D x 8”H)
Perfect for smaller plants! On our homestead, we use these for basil, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, lemongrass, dill, nasturtium, lettuce, arugula, spinach, bok choi, celery, swiss chard, dandelion, watercress, radishes, and strawberries. 🌱 🍓 🌿

Medium

5 gallon (12"D x 9"H)
7 gallon (14"D x 10"H)

Both the 5 and 7 gallon sizes are great for medium-sized vegetables like hot peppers, bell peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, dwarf tomatoes, broccoli, kale, collards, okra, bush beans, carrots, ginger, turmeric, ornamental flowers, and medicinal flowers. 🌶️ 🍆 🍅

Large

10 gallon (16"D x 12"H)
15 gallon (18"D x 14"H)

For larger vegetables, or for giving more growing room to any of the plants already mentioned. We like to use these for full-size tomato varieties, tomatillos, summer squash, zucchini, melons, pumpkins, and compact berry bushes. 🍅 🍉 🍈

Extra Large

20 gallon (20"D x 15"H)
30 gallon (24"D x 16"H)
Perfect for citrus, figs, artichoke, kiwi, blueberries, dwarf apple and other dwarf-sized fruit trees. Can also be used like a raised bed for mixing different herbs, flowers, and vegetables all together in a shared living soil environment. 🍋 🍊 🫐

frequently asked questions

Can I grow organic vegetables in these fabric pots?

Absolutely! Our living soil fabric pots are ideal for organic gardening. Our pots are made in the USA, free of BPA and heavy metals, and resist breakdown and rot. They are chemically stable and won’t leach anything, period. This ensures your vegetables grow in a safe, chemical-free environment. The design promotes a healthy microbiome and air pruning, both of which are fundamental in organic gardening.

Are these suitable for indoor and outdoor use?

Yes, our living soil grow bags are versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Their tan color minimizes heat absorption, which is particularly beneficial outside, and the breathable fabric helps in reducing the humidity levels around your plants indoors.

How do the fabric pots benefit the plant's root system compared to traditional pots?

The breathable fabric of our living soil pots encourages air pruning—a process where the outer roots are naturally pruned when they reach the air at the edge of the pot. This promotes the growth of more feeder roots throughout the soil, enhancing nutrient uptake and plant health. Traditional plastic or ceramic pots can lead to root circling and tangling, which limits the plant's growth potential.

What makes yours different?

The short answer? Quality. We have taken the time to research the materials used by our competition and have chosen to use a far superior fabric that is made specifically for us in the USA. Then our NorCal and Mexico friends assemble our pots with USA made material for lasting quality. 

The majority of the fabric pots on the market are mass produced in China with low quality fabric and do not last. We sew our bottom seams on the outside to help them last longer, and most of our pots and beds have a triple hem along the top for extra strength. (Classic fabric pots 30 gal and up are triple-hemmed. Fabric raised beds are all triple-hemmed.)

How long will they last?

In our experience, they last between 3-5 years. It depends on how much direct sunlight they receive, how you store/clean them, and how you grow in them. Often, they will last longer than that! In case you receive a defective product, the Grassroots manufacturer warranty is 90 days. We recommend washing your fabric pots in between cycles if you use a lot of nutrients and amendments.

What kind of fabric do you use?

Our fabric is a nonwoven geotextile polypropylene made especially for us from a manufacturer in the USA. It is military grade UV-resistant, chemically stable, and BPA free! It resists breakdown and rot and won’t leach any chemicals into your soil or growing media. Plus, you can just throw it in the washing machine!

How do I clean the fabric pots? Can I wash them?

Yes! Our fabric pots can be cleaned in the washing machine and air dried. Do not put them in the dryer. Learn more about washing your fabric pots here.

Can I use these on a wooden deck?

Yes, but be proactive. The bottom of the fabric pot will put moisture into the wood and cause rot. So for a deck, we suggest using a plastic or ceramic dish underneath to collect runoff water.

Can I bury these underground?

Our current pots and beds are intended to be very long-lasting above ground containers.

You can bury our pots, and they will not deteriorate. This type of geotexile fabric is very durable, and being underground will not negatively affect anything.

Can I move my fabric pot if the sun pattern changes?

Why yes! For any reason you have to move your plant, our pots are lightweight and designed to be free to pick up and move to a new location. We recommend doing so before a watering so the pot is at its lightest.

Is it bad if the roots underneath grow into the ground?

It is personal preference. Our pots are not designed for this, and you can prevent it by not overwatering, by raising your pots on wire racks, or by putting a small layer of clay pebbles at the bottom of the pot before adding soil. But if it happens and is not a problem for you, it WILL benefit the plant by adding new area for your roots to explore.

Do I need to use a specific type of soil with these fabric pots?

While our grow bags / fabric pots are designed to accommodate a wide range of soil types, we recommend using a well-aerated, nutrient-rich potting mix that supports the thriving of microorganisms. For the best results, consider using a living soil that contains compost, worm castings, and other organic matter to feed your plants naturally.

How environmentally friendly are your grow bags?

We are committed to sustainability and the environment. Our fabric pots are handcrafted in the USA, using locally sourced, environmentally friendly materials that are chemically stable and long-lasting. While the material we use is not recyclable, we strive to help by making our products last as long as possible. By choosing our fabric pots, you're reducing the need for single-use plastic pots that contribute to landfill waste.

What's the best way to store my fabric pots when not in use?

Our fabric pots and grow bags are designed to fold down flat when not in use, making storage simple and space-efficient. Ensure they are clean and dry before folding to prevent mold or mildew. Store them in a cool, dry place until you're ready to use them again.

we stand behind our products

At Zaya Farms, we stand behind the quality of all of our products. Each item we offer is meticulously thought out in-house by our team of passionate gardeners. We sell these products because we love them, we use them, and we want you to enjoy them too. They are meant to elevate your homesteading experience and withstand all normal wear and tear.

We also consciously work with manufacturers that exceed our standards for excellence. If you are not 100% satisfied with your order you are always welcome to use our 64 day return policy or let us know how we can make them better.