Vitax biodegradable pots and tubes make an ideal start for seeds and young plants. Simply sow seeds and then plant out the complete pot or tube, minimising root disturbance and encouraging strong, healthy growth. Vitax Grow Tubes are ideal for sweet peas, beans, leeks and other tap-rooted plants.
Made from a unique biodegradable material, Vitax grow pots & tubes have good pot strength and flexibility, and the roots will grow freely through the sides of the pot, which then biodegrades into the soil.
To use the pots, fill with good quality compost, level and then firm gently. Sow a couple of seeds in each pot and cover lightly with a small amount of compost. After germination remove the weaker seedling. Seeds sown in trays should be transplanted into grow pots when the leaves are sufficiently developed – gently remove the seedling and lower the root (or cutting) into a planting hole created in the compost in the Grow Pot. After sowing or transplanting, water thoroughly. The pot will darken in colour, indicating that the compost is moist. Prevent the pot from drying out.
To get the best out of your Vitax Grow Tubes, stand them in a tray and half fill with good quality seed & cutting compost. Firm gently to stop the compost falling out of the base of the tube, and continue filling to within 2.5cm of the rim. Tie string around the top of the tubes to keep them upright in the tray. Sow a seed in each tube, and keep the compost moist but not over-wet. Out of the ground the tubes will last for about 12 weeks during which time the roots of the plant will penetrate the wall of the tubes. They are ready for planting out when the roots begin to grow through the sides of the tubes. Plant out the whole tube and keep watered throughout the growing season.