Best Pot for Growing Cannabis: Fabric Smart Pots vs SuperRoots Air Pots

What up cannabis Growers and welcome back
for another lit episode of GreenBox Grown! now in today’s video I will be doing a comparison
between the airpot as well as the fabric pot. And I’ve got my three gallon smart pot right
here for the fabric pots and then this is my super Roots 3 gallon equivalent right here. And that will be covering of course the airpots. So I will be giving you guys my pros and cons
of each  pot and which one is my favorite as well. And then of course before I get started with
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doing in today’s video, lets get started with that comparison between the super roots
air pots as well as my fabric smart pot. All right, so here we are with the three gallon
equivalent of each pot. And I just wanted to show you guys some close-ups
while I give you some basic details about them. So first off obviously the fabric pot is made
out of fabric so very convenient because if you are growing outdoors and the sunlight
it’s not going to get super hot where it is cooking the root Zone. And that is actually an issue you will have
with plastic pots. So smart pots or other fabric pots are excellent
for growing Outdoors or even in a greenhouse. And then if you are going to be doing a plastic
pot, I recommend staying indoors with that. It is possible if you are somewhat shaded
or you keep the pots shaded of course, but just makes things a little more difficult
if you want to go plastic outside. Then next thing you will notice as I did not
clean the outside or I’m sorry I did not clean the inside yet of the smart pup that I did
clean the outside. Still has kind of like these stains and remains
from the previous plants and roots from before. You’ll see, let’s see on the bottom there
it is a little dirty there as well so it does not come completely clean. But you will see after I clean the inside
I won’t be doing that in the video, but I have done that before they’re still going
to be some dirt left behind and plant remains.. So you can’t get the smart pots or the fabric
pots 100% clean after using, they are reusable that you can’t see it does kind of her to
grade a little bit and it does not get perfectly clean wear with a plastic pot obviously you
can scrub it down and get it really really clean again. So is that is something that I definitely
prefer in terms of the pot usage. Now in terms of  drainage, both are really
good for that and again this fabric material that it is deceivingly strong so it’s actually
pretty hard to tear the pots even when full of soil dont ever tear these. And the air roots pots are actually very strong
as well and you just pull out this plug unscrew it and you can actually collapsed down the
pot and make it a lot smaller. Or if you want to clean it out more easily
that way that’s another option. But with all of these holes coming out of
the sides and allowing for air to get into those air pockets or air pockets to get into
the soil. That helps these dry out super quickly. So usually when growing indoors with these
pots, and watering like every other day once the plants are up to a decent size. So with smart pots you might go every two
to three days just depending on temperature, but that is one thing to consider. Now another trade-off for that is because
of all the aeration as well as the holes coming out of the sides, that allows for the routes
to first of all prevent them from circling in the pot. So that is going to help from your plants
getting rootbound. But then it also promotes root growth out
words so it’s actually going to allow the roots to grow more densely in the soil so
you can almost grow a plant well they say on average with this 3 gallon equivalent you
can grow a plant that is 6ft tall. And you can see it is pretty small pot. So you can get a really dense roots on growing
in there and still get a really massive plant growing out of this small pot which is a reason
why I really like these. Similarly with the smart pot you can get a
pretty dense root ball or root Zone going in there, but not as crazy as effective as
the air pots are. Now they have they’re trade-offs and pros
and cons, so that is just one of them. Another Pro of the fabric pots or the smart
pots as they are actually really cheap. So like a 3-gallon pot like this you can probably
get for three to four dollars at your local Hydro Store. Where one of these are pots is going to be
like 10 to $15 for just one 3 gallon equivalent. So few other things I have noticed that in
the air pots you will get a lot faster growth when compared to fabric or just a regular
 plastic pot. I am not sure what the reason is, I believe
it is because the roots can dry out a lot faster and have a lot more space to grow into
so it works out a lot faster and allows for a lot faster growth. But that is just kind of my theory on that. And it is really crazy to see when comparing
the two how fast or how quickly a plant in this pot can grow when compared to this one. Now I was saying you can grow up to a six
foot tall plant in here, while in this fabric 3-gallon pot I would say probably up to 3
to 4 ft. But still a good-sized bushy plant at that
height. I would say also another interesting thing
is with the fabric pots you tend to use more soil because it tends to spill over the top
and just gets really compact really easily and the smart pots or these fabric pots, so
you sometimes have to add more soil on top and such. Or just replace what has fallen out. Now I’ve noticed with the air pots I’ve used
a lot less of the soil because it is not getting super compact in there because of all the
aeration. And then because also I mean it does sometimes
fall out of the bottom there because of how big the holes are in the Great there. But once you’ve got it packed with soil it’s
not really coming out that much. So I don’t really have to fill up the pots
at all with any new soil throughout the grow so that’s pretty convenient and then speaking
of greats, actually. Because the bottom of your air pot you’ll
see the bottom is actually kind of the embedded an inch or an inch and a half out from the
very bottom of the plastic side walls. So what that does is it makes it so you don’t
have to have a gate or like a drainage plate or a tray to have your pot on top of because
it will just ran out of the bottom right there. So what smart pots I always recommend having
them on something that is kind of lifting them off the ground so they can drain more
properly or else they will hold water pretty well, especially if you are growing indoors. If it’s outdoors, is not as big of an issue
but I still recommend doing that method. So that is pretty much all of the pros and
cons that I have between both are pots as well as fabric pots. Now for my recommendation I am 100% going
with the air roots or the super roots air pots. Reason being is first off it’s a lot easier
for a beginner grower to use. You can, it’s pretty much impossible to overwater
your plants, obviously  you can still do it in here but it is a lot more forgiving
on a beginner grower. With a smart pot they do dry out quickly went
out doors but indoors it is a little easier to overwater them. And then also you can just grow a much larger
to plant with a lot less soil and a smaller space. So a lot more convenient for a beginner grower
and I also find that you are getting better quality results, faster growth, and bigger
yields. And that is all compared to fabric pots. Now fabric pots are definitely like 10 times
better than your basic plastic pot so I would never recommend going with your basic plastic,
always at least for a baseline go with a fabric smart pot or any brand of fabric pot. And then if you are willing to or after you
have a few grows under your belt and you are willing to splurge a little bit for some better
quality results come I would definitely recommend some sort of airpot. And definitely if you are growing indoors
and smaller space, 3 5 gallon Max or the 3 gallon equivalent is really the max you will
need. Because you will see you can grow some monster
size of plants in these sized pots. So that is pretty much my comparison, my pros
and cons for both of these pots. And again my recommendation is the airpot,
but now I also want to play you guys some clips of some current as well as previous
gross. Just to show you guys the kinds of results
I was getting and both the 3-gallon air pots I’m sorry the 3 gallon fabric pots, as well
as the 3 gallon air pot. So let’s go check that out! Alright so we’re actually here at my stealth
grow, this is a current one going on right now filming a serious about it at the moment. And it is some Gorilla Glue autoflowers in
this tent. I’ve got two of them under my 600 Meizhi
LED, And you will see they are both in those 3 gallon equivalent are root spots with the
yellow bottom. So you can see first of all how large these
flowers or the Autos have grown. They are about 2 and 1/2 to 3 ft and height
and they are getting some pretty decent size the buds. Now I have been doing a pretty good amount
of the full eation so that has helped a lot with Bud growth as well. But I definitely agree, Because you’ll see
when I go downstairs To show you some of the other autoflowers that are in smart pots or
fabric pots, you’ll see they are a lot shorter and smaller. Now they still do have good bud growth going,
but nothing like the size of what’s going on in here. Again these are some airpots 3 gallon equivalent. And again Gorilla Glue autoflowers in here
by Growers Choice seeds. So now we are going to head downstairs to
check out some of the other plants that are growing in fabric pots. Alright so we’re downstairs in the garage
where I have actually another tent, And these are all Gorilla Glue Autos as well from the
same seed bank. You will see that these two are actually in
2 gallon smart pots, fabric pots as well, and then this one is the one gallon equivalent
airpot, and then one of the 3 gallon air pot equivalence. So you can see when compared to the 3-gallon
air roots, and then one of the 3-gallon airpot equivalence. So you can see when compared to the 3-gallon
air Roots pot or the air pot. It is much taller and has much more tops developed
than compared to the ones in the fabric pot. Now they are a 1-gallon smaller as this isn’t
actually the 3-gallon but it’s not really even close. So one gallon wouldn’t make that much a difference. If you had the one extra gallon in the smart
pot. But definitely can see this guy is a little
further behind and turns a flower, but that is just because it has been focusing on the
vegetative growth for so long and now it is definitely starting to flower a little bit. You can see some pistols starting to form
there and actually this guy right here is a week ahead of everybody else. It was started a week earlier but you can
see they’re all doing really well, even the one gallon equivalent airpots has a nice sized
cola that’s taking off with a few smaller side branches there. And yeah so you can see still some good growth
coming from the smart pot and like I was saying you can grow a good size plant even in the
to gallon. Probably could go almost twice this size in
the two gallon before it is too full. But yeah this is about as big as this one
is going to get it now that it is starting to flower just about it looks like. So now what I’m going to do is show you guys
some past clips from both my NukeHeads grow series as well as my Limoncello Haze Grow
Series, and that was the mother plant and cloning one which I just finished up. And the Limoncello Haze, that was all an air
routes pots and the NukeHeads was in the 3-gallon fabric smart pots. The Limoncellos, there were five, the clowns
and they were in the one gallon equivalent of the air pot. And then the big mother plant was in the three
gallon equivalent. So let me show you guys of the yields and
the kinds of bud results you can get from those pots! Alright GreenBox Growers so that concludes
today’s comparison between the super Roots air pots as well as those fabric smart pots. Again don’t forget to check out our 2 week
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71 thoughts on “Best Pot for Growing Cannabis: Fabric Smart Pots vs SuperRoots Air Pots

  1. I was a smart pot grower but air pots are awesome im making a change thx for the video my g

  2. Holy shit at the amount of soil that comes out those massive grates. Definitely need to be putting a screen at the bottom.

  3. I had a type little worm like insect don't really know but half of the grow is gone but got to save four I guess I hit them to hard on there spray I hit them with there was two that hat them but got rid of them i let them go a week so I flipped them there now in flower and doing good no bugs I've been checking them and there good there on there 5th day but no sex yet but since there stretch there females

  4. Quick noob question. Once your seed has germinated do I have to place it in a smaller pot and or cup? Or could I just put the germinated seed into the main pot that I'll use for the entire grow? What is the purpose of using a smaller pot In the beginning only to just transfer? Can anyone help me understand this? Thanks

  5. What is the size of the tent u used for the airport grow in this video…just wondering

  6. The air pots are good man I use canna coco and I get dwc growth I was shocked I topped my blue cheese and has fresh tops that had grown the next day in normal pots and soil that will never happen

  7. Did you top these autos and do you use a rockwool cube for the plants in air pots?

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  9. Well damn I just got smart pots n now I find out about these!? Guess I'm ordering new pots for next time

  10. I have these smart pots and when you first fill it little comes out even after you water you don't see any soil coming out

  11. Quality fabirc pots most certainly can be cleaned to the point of all but new.

    1) Let them dry 100%
    2) Take them outside and dust off any remaining dirt / pull out roots that have grown through. Shaking or beating like a rug does a decent job too.
    3) Wash in the clothes washer on delicate , with NO DETERGENT OR BLEACH. (If you're really anal run an empty load of water with nothing in it to rince first, then wash the pots)
    4) Set them upside down in shape on a table or drying rack until dry. About 5 hours where I am with high humidity.
    5) Store until needed

    I've been using the same dozen Smart Pots for almost a decade now. I ruined three with detergent the first time I tried to clean them. So DO NOT use detergent or bleach, but a tumble in the washer will get them pretty close to new.

  12. "keep the pots shaded" does he know we grow plants that block light in these xD….can't see my floor nevermind the pots lol

  13. am i the only one fighting a bout with motion sickness from watching this? def like the grow but was hard to really see the plants very well

  14. Dude, the way you interact and answer questions is really refreshing. So many times people will post vids and crawl back in the cave. Thanks! Definitely subscribing!

  15. What's the average time,from seed to harvest,is it taking for your autos to grow?

  16. Can you just put the fabric pots in a pool to water so the topsoil stays dry?

  17. If you are watering more often in the airpot than you will get more growth due to the volume of water and oxygen you apply.

  18. Great review – but I have a question: it seems a lot of people complain about the water running out of the top holes, have you experienced this? I'm just thinking – if the water does run out of the very top holes, will any actually get to the bottom ??

  19. Nice video, very well explained.
    How do the pots affect the plant? And btw what do u think about royalqueenseeds?

  20. why it is not possible to hold the camera still for one second….i never saw such a nervous moving camera like that while showing the plants

  21. dude you remind me too much of one of the crew from gmm. I tried to ignore it but I cant…

  22. i cant really agree about the plant size… with a 5 gallon fabric bag i have grown some very nice shrubs… but i was also trying to keep them small they could be too big if i let them go

  23. What the difference between an air pot and drilling holes all over a home depot five gallon bucket?

  24. I liked the video, so its your opinion that air pots are better not fact base, 3gal is way different then 2gal. If it wasn't why not do it other way around, it looks like you went the extra mile for the 10 to 15 dollar air pots compared to the 3 dollar fabric, when comparing one over the other you need to do same size, same strain , same lighting, watering, same nutrients or your comparison is kinda just a null opinion, most people over water no matter what kind of pots they use, I don't like telling any one how to grow but if you topped more in vegg stage you would get more cones. Yours look like Christmas trees not like bushes, jusy my opinion, not knocking you in any way, or attacking you, I'm not the greatest either just need to compare a little better and ther results would be pretty close, your opinion is you personally like air pots better so you go the extra mile to make sure they do better. Just my opinion, great videos I watch alot of them

  25. I use Wal-Mart fabric bags, fifty cents each, I have 10 autos doing GREAT.

  26. The only reason these work so good is cause the holes dry the soil faster forcing the plant to drink faster

  27. There for overwatering is difficult since no 1 problem for growers , guilty as charged lol

  28. How well do the (Exhale) C02 bags work in a small grow tent, they decent?

  29. After throwing the fabric pots in the washing machine they look nearly new again…

  30. Did you not top scrogg fim and tie down. If you did you would get explosive growth with tons more bud sites.

  31. Love this guy just cause he looks baked AF in his vids lol

  32. Check these out in 65 Gallon Smart Pots…and a few 45s

  33. Great video 🙂 iam using airpots for my autos and they always grow taller than the normal size that they write in strain info always getting some extra CM taller and the most lovely thing the buds increasing in size, just gotto love it. use air pots folks, its extremly hard to overwater with this kind of pots! airpots for life and indoor growing

  34. Hey man I really liked your video but my only question is what medium mix did you use?

  35. I am considering a 20 liter (aprox 6 gallon) air pot, have you tried these as well and do you think they have any benefit over a 3 gallon one? I'm planning to grow inside a 4×2 ft tent using 3 pots. My first grow will be chocolope which can grow quite tall from what i've read. Thanks for sharing your experience, I was still deciding between fabric and airpot.

  36. When reusing fabric pots just Throw the fabric pots in the washer and then just set them out and let them dry😎

  37. I soak my fabric pots overnight then rinse away all the loose bits and shut them through the washing machine they come out like brand-new

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