With SweetRoots farmers can expect
— Stronger, healthier starts
— Significant decrease in inventory loss
— Elimination of root circling and transplant shock
— Development of a fibrous, dense root structure
— Insulation from temperature extremes
— Prevention of soggy soil and root rot
— Better use of water and nutrients
— Faster growing times and crop rotations
— Reduction in the amount of growing media
— Fewer transplants from seedling to maturity
— Massive labor reductions
(no posts/guide wire systems, clamps, cables and bed site prep)
Professional horticulturalists who use SweetRoots on their inventory save time and money while growing superior plants and trees compared to solid plastic pots or growing in-ground.
The passive root pruning of SweetRoots containers develop faster growing plants that are better resistant to pests, disease, and infection. Unlike plants in solid plastic containers or grown in-ground, with SweetRoots there is no need to cut up or trim the roots before transplanting. SweetRoots virtually eliminates transplant shock by keeping roots in the perfect position to expand outward resulting in immediate vigorous growth post transplant.
Fibrous, dense root structure means a significant increase in root tip development. Commercial growers can take advantage of this feature by increasing water in nutrient in the feeding regiment to speed up growth rates getting their inventory ready for the market in less time than average.
The bottom fabric of SweetRoots containers allows small roots to tack into the subsoil, greatly reducing the risk of blow over and allowing the plant to absorb any additional moisture and nutrients that it may require. Commercial growers save thousands of dollars per acre by eliminating the cost of expensive materials and labor to stake and clamp their inventory to guide wires. These same growers lose less inventory due to clogged drip irrigation emitters since plants grown in SweetRoots can pull moisture from the subsoil when necessary, giving the grower more time to attend to the problem.
Growers that start from seed or sapling, need to transplant their inventory in ever larger containers as the plants grow in size. When growing in standard plastic pots, most growers will go through 3 to 5 (and in some cases more) potting stages... for example: propagation cube –> 0.3 gal –> 1 gal –> 3 gal –> 5 gal. With SweetRoots containers this can be significantly reduced, with most growers reducing the number of propagation stages...for example: propagation cube –> 0.3 gal –> 5 gal.
Plants grown in SweetRoots containers demonstrate an ability to cope with being containerized for longer, without need for a transplant into a larger container, when compared to plants of similar age and size in standard plastic pots. This means growers could potentially decrease the size of their containers without the risk of a plant becoming root bound. They will save floorspace and reduce the amount of overall growing media needed.
Our technology generates more fibrous root systems concentrated in the center of the container that improve water and nutrient uptake.
SweetRoots containers allows small roots to tack into the subsoil. This prevents blow overs and allows the plant to draw extra nutrients and water from the soil when needed, helping prevent loss of inventory.
The result is healthier plants that grow faster and are more resistant to pests and disease.
Our business is built on relationships. We are committed to helping customers make well-informed decisions that meet their their gardening needs. If you have questions, please contact us.
Commercial photos courtesy of Butler Tree Farm | Lakeland, FL