Keep your container plants growing strong with the Smart Soil Separator!
Traditional containers restrict vital oxygen needed at the root level creating an environment for pathogens and circling roots. For years gardeners have added rocks to the bottom of their plant containers to remedy drainage issues and promote root development. This is an example of conventional reasoning, based on good intentions that current research has proven to be counter- productive. Roots will become entangled in the rocks, blocking drainage and making the plant vulnerable to pathogens.
Studies at Oregon State University concluded, “Circling roots (in potted) plants have difficulty getting enough water and nutrients, shortening a plant’s life span.” The Smart Soil Separator creates a permanent pocket of air at the bottom of the growing container. http://skookumcycleandski.com/?q=what-is-a-fannie-mae-and-freddie-mac-loan No more rocks!
Most people understand that plants need oxygen. Many do not realize how important oxygen is to the plant’s root system. According to Washington State University, “Circling roots are ‘burned’ off or pruned when exposed to air, causing the plant to constantly produce new and highly branched roots”. It is this system of finely branched feeder roots that carry nutrients to the plant encouraging vigorous plant growth.
Would you like your potted plants to be the envy of your friends? Are your plants not doing as well as you would like and you just can’t figure out why?
You can add the Smart Soil Separator to an existing planted pot or when transplanting to a new container. A potting container where the bottom measurement falls between 5” to 7.5” diameter with at least one drain hole and a saucer is recommended. Simply press the Smart Soil Separator into the bottom of the new container, remove the plant from its container, trim any circling roots and repot adding a high quality potting mix as necessary.
In addition to providing increased airflow, the Smart Soil Separator takes the guess work out of watering by using a sub-irrigation wicking chamber. Potting mix is placed in the optional wicking chamber where it comes in contact with the water below. The plant’s roots pull up the moisture as it is needed, watering plants the way nature intended.
The patented Smart Soil Separator is made in the USA. It is an easy device you can use to revive struggling house plants, or ensure success with newly transplanted ones!