Q1、What types of plants can grow in the fabric garden pot?
A large selection of herbs, leafy greens, vegetables, and flowers can be grown in the fabric garden pot! the 5 gallon capacity of the planter provides plenty of growing space for nearly all herbs and leafy green varieties, as well as many popular vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans, and more.
Plants not recommended for the fabric garden pot include root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, radishes, etc.) and large-fruit varieties such as watermelons, squash, or pumpkins.
Q2、How many plants can i grow at one time?
We recommend transplanting a maximum of two herb or leafy green seedlings, or one larger vegetable seedling into the we know the fabric garden pot may seem like it can fit a lot more than just 1 or 2 plants, but most plant varieties prefer having a lot of space for their roots to grow! when you provide adequate space and nutrients for plant roots to grow, the stems, leaves, and fruits that grow above ground will flourish.
Q3、Can i start my plants from seed instead of buying transplants?
Back to the roots highly recommends transplanting pre-grown starter plants into your garden pot. to grow plants from seed in this container, you will need to follow separate instructions that apply to the specific seed variety you are planting. these can often be found on the purchased seed packet or online.
When growing plants from seed in the fabric garden pot, the olla watering system will not function properly until after seeds have germinated and developed significant root structure. water seeds directly for 4-6 weeks until roots have developed enough to make use of the watering system.
Q4、How do i select healthy seedlings from my local garden center?
It is best to consult the experts at your local garden center when selecting seedlings for your fabric garden pot, but healthy seedlings usually have:
Strong, thick plant stems
Dark green leaves
Slightly damp (but not muddy) soil
And should not have:
Flower buds or blooms (it’s too early for this!)
Roots that have circled around the inner wall of the container (known as “bound roots”)
Q5、How much sun do my plants need?
After transplanting, most plant varieties will need fertilizer every 3–4 weeks as they grow, and possibly more during fruiting stages. use a fertilizer that supplies the correct nutrients for your specific varieties of plants and apply as directed. important – do not add fertilizer to the water in your ollas, as it will not be released into the soil effectively. instead, water your pot’s soil directly whenever you add fertilizer to most effectively provide nutrients to your plants.
Q6、How often should i fill up my watering system?
Add water to your fabric garden pot when the ollas are nearing empty. because plants will need different amounts of water based on their variety, maturity, and environmental conditions, filling frequency will vary. begin by checking the olla water levels about 3 times per week, and adjust to more or less frequent based on the water levels observed. note, the ollas will only release water when your plants need it, so there is no harm in filling them up even if they aren’t fully empty.
Q7、Why is the top of my soil dry, even though i’m watering through the olla pots regularly?
Dry topsoil is very typical when using the olla watering system. because the olla pots release moisture directly near the plant roots (that are deep under the surface), typically the top 2 inches of soil do not need much water. this actually helps limit unnecessary evaporation and keeps moisture-loving soil pests away!
Q8、How do i store my pots?
Our pots stack three high safely!
Q9、How do i transport my empty pots？
If you need to carry your pots around to donate or recycle them, we recommend using card bottle holders.
Q10、What can i do with my leftover pots?
Our ceramic pots can be reused, donated to charity or recycled. head this way to find out how to make the most of them once you’ve finished your dessert.
Q11、How can i reuse my pots?
You can pop our pots in the dishwasher and use them for serving food again – they’ll be fine in the microwave, oven or freezer. head over here for more ideas about what you could do with your pots.
Q12、How do i recycle my pots?
You can drop our pots off at ceramic recycling centres – once crushed, they’re turned into raw materials for roads, tennis courts and buildings. find out more about how to recycle them here. if they do go in the bin, they’re entirely natural and harmless – but if you crush them first, they’ll happily return to the earth. for more ideas to help you make the most of your pots, just head this way!
Q13、Can i put the pots in my dishwasher?
Yes! our pots are dishwasher-safe, so you can reuse them as easily as anything.
Q14、Are my pots oven-proof?
Yes! they’re perfect for your own baking creations – and are safe to use over and over again. they do get hot in the oven though, so make sure you use oven gloves.
Q15、Can my pots go in the freezer?
Our ceramic pots are freezer-friendly, so you can store frozen food in them once you’ve finished your dessert. however, if you bought it chilled, freezing the dessert itself can change its texture and flavour, so we don’t recommend it.
Q16、What do i do if i find a broken pot?
We work really hard to make sure only perfect pots leave our kitchen. very occasionally, they might crack on their journey to shop shelves or to your home. if you find a broken pot, please take a photo and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the best before date and where you bought it. it’s most helpful if you keep the packaging and your receipt to hand, too.
Q17、Why are your pots ceramic?
All our desserts come in the colourful, ceramic pots we bake them in. that’s what gives them their signature depth and intense creaminess, while naturally doubling their fridge life. plus, ceramic uses less energy to make than plastic, and is easy to recycle and reuse – so it really is a planet-friendly way to store a dessert.
Q18、Is your packaging recyclable?
Yes! all of our packaging is 100% recyclable. and to find out how to recycle our ceramic pots, just head this way.
Q19、Are your plastic lids recyclable?
Yes! and what’s more, they’re made from 75% recycled plastic (or pet number 1).
Q20、Are your sleeves recyclable?
Yes! they’re made entirely from sustainably-sourced card.
Q21、Do you use plastic in your packaging?
We do use plastic lids to keep our desserts fresh, but we’re always on the lookout for more sustainable alternatives.