For serious growers looking to achieve best results, Grassroots beds are made specifically for living soil.
- USA made, super-durable high-quality fabric.
- High performance pots made for living soil systems.
- Improved soil microbial activity due to slower soil drying.
- Unique non-breathable liner for better water retention and even soil moisture.
How it Works
Regular fabric beds are made from breathable fabric that allows for excellent air pruning and drainage, but these specific features can create an interesting problem when used with living soils.
Soil in fabric containers dries quickly from the bottom and at the sides. This is generally great for hydroponic style irrigation, where you want quick drying and frequent watering. However, this quick drying at the sides creates a zone of soil that is not good at supporting soil microbial life. Here, the soil can get so dry the microbial communities go dormant or even die, and therefore cannot unlock nutrition from the soil and supply it to the plant. This zone around the edge of the pot is essentially wasted soil, that can be kept moist and allowed to flourish with microbial activity with the help the MoistureLock Liner.
MoistureLock is here to help your microbiology thrive.
MoistureLock™ is a strip of BPA-free waterproof fabric sewn to the inside of the container that provides many benefits.
- Directs water downward. This helps to avoid dry pockets in the soil.
- Promotes even moisture throughout the soil. Regular fabric pots dry from the sides. MoistureLock™ prevents that, simulating the way soil dries in nature. This helps the microbiology thrive.
- Less water usage! There is less surface area for water to escape the container, which means less water usage and lower humidity when growing indoors.
- Aeration and air pruning comes from the strip of breathable fabric towards the bottom of the bed. Living Soil Beds are in it for the long haul.
Grassroots are committed to making high quality products, their Living Soil Beds are one of a kind, and the market leader in the USA for growers using living soil in larger set-ups.
- BPA-free, waterproof MoistureLock™ liner with incredible benefits.
- Drainage and aeration strip at the bottom.
- USA-made tan coloured fabric for healthy soil and roots.
- Bottom seam sewn on the outside with marine-bonded thread to prevent decay.
- High-quality triple hem on top for added strength.
- Sewn in Norther California with blood, sweat, AND tears. (just kidding)
How to Use
Grassroots Living Soil Beds requires a frame to support them. They come with plastic corner and connection fittings, you can purchase and cut the pipe yourself, or we can supply pre-cut pipe with the bed.
The pipe needed for use with the supplied fittings is 1-inch Schedule 40 PVC. This is quite common in the USA, but less so the UK and EU. When sourcing the pipe yourself, make sure the pipe diameter is 33.4mm, with a wall thickness of 3.3mm. This is strong pipe that resists bending, which is important when you have a bed full of heavy soil! Most 1-inch pipe sold in the UK has a smaller outside diameter and a thinner wall thickness.
For the beds with trellis fittings and pipe, they come in two trellis height options; standard is 60cm and ‘Tall Trellis’ is 120cm above the bed. You can easily cut down the Tall Trellis pipe work to suit your requirements if needed
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