Net pots are common in the hydroponics industry, but many people don’t know what they are, how to use them, or why they use them. In fact, some people confuse net pot with DWC buckets.
But these tools serve two different purposes and help growers get two different results from their gardens.
Net pots are an excellent choice for hydroponic systems, but they’re not something you can just jump into using without knowing what you’re doing.
They require special maintenance and preparation to function properly, so if you want to make sure your plants grow well in your net pot system, follow these instructions.
Buy a net pot.
Fill it with some water.
Put some seeds in it.
Wait a few days, then pull out your healthy plants.
Once you’ve started using Net Pot, you’ll wonder how you ever grew plants any other way. With most conventional containers, roots grow along the bottom. When you use Net Pot, however, your plant’s roots are suspended in air (like they would be in nature) and can spread out.
Why Use Them?
This is a really common question, but to answer it simply,
Net pots are used to ensure that your seedlings get enough water while they’re developing their root systems.
With regular pots, you can often get away with watering by hand, but with net pot, you have to use a watering system.
This is because net pots are intended for hydroponic growing, which means you won’t need to add any nutrients when you water your plants—the nutrients will be added directly into your water reservoir.