These porous fabric containers are far superior to the plastic pots
typically used for aquatic plants. Made entirely of fabric, they have
no hard surfaces or sharp edges to harm fish or damage rubber pond
liners, and their flexible bottoms conform to irregular pond bottoms.
Air and water pass freely through the fabric walls, aerating the soil
and flushing accumulated salts, so plants develop better root structures
and grow faster and healthier.
To use a fabric planting pot, fill it about half-full with screened
top soil or potting soil, compact the soil, position the plant in the center, add a few
more inches of soil, and compact the soil again. Spread an inch of washed gravel placed over the
soil to keep the fish from digging. Water the pot thoroughly to remove
air pockets, and set the pot at the edge of the pond in a few inches of
water until the soil becomes fully saturated with water. Then fold down
the excess fabric and position the pot.