No more time spent washing plastic pots and dealing with decaying micropolymer fabric pots. The Hempot™ is a transplantable propagation pot made completely out of hemp fiber. It’s materials and stitching are designed to be very sturdy during above ground usage but completely biodegradable upon transplanting. This pot is designed to be planted directly into the ground during transplanting. The unique woven fiber allows the plants roots to grow directly through the sidewalls upon contact. It’s adsorbent fiber will wick and store water, allowing the plants roots to not dry out too quickly upon transplanting, thus reducing shock. The fiber quickly breaks down to build soil organic matter. It has been designed and tested in Humboldt County, CA by iEarth, LLC.
100% biodegradable hemp fiber
WHY CHOOSE THE HEMPOT™?
•Eliminates Transplant Shock
•Increases Water Holding Capacity
•Increases Microbial Activity
•Increases Organic Matter in Soil
•Biodegradable - Completely biodegrades within 1-2 months, depending on management practices (ie; adding enzymes or microorganisms to assist with organic matter breakdown)
•Clean Fiber - Our hemp fiber pots are sourced from European hemp that is pesticide and fungicide free. It in the stages of being OMRI certified. You have our assurance that no harmful chemicals will be added to your soil.
•Air Pruning - They provide excellent air pruning, which promotes lateral root growth. Air-pruning also helps plants that are going to stay in their container long term. Being air-pruned will eliminate root circling, which will allow you to keep the plant in the aeration container longer.
this photo series highlights a 1 gallon hempot being transplanted into a 5 gallon pot and then dug up 9 days later. Then it was replanted and dug up 35 days later. Note the extensive root growth through the sidewalls and the general wear of the woven fiber as it decomposes into dark organic matter.
To understand the dynamics of how the hemp fiber breaks down, how the roots grow through the sidewalls and other growing tips to promote root growth and soil biology please click here:
Have questions about this hemp fiber project? Please look through the frequently asked questions to find an answer before you contact us.
where to buy
We currently offer a 1 gallon sized pot for propagation purposes. We are designing 3" and 4" pots and are researching other textile potential for this incredible plant fiber.
The Hempot is a design by iEarth, LLC