I’ve been looking for a way to grow fifty or more fig tree cuttings in my back yard without breaking the bank. One way is to use cloth pots. These also have the added benefit of hindering the tendency of plants to become root bound. Plastic pots retain a slight layer of moisture between the growing media and the plastic wall, and this tricks roots into thinking there is more room to grow. They end up circling the pot and crowding themselves out in a webbed mass of inseparable roots.

A fabric pot has the benefit of letting air circulate through the wall of the pot, eliminating the micro-layer of moisture that promotes root-binding. It can still happen, but these pots are helpful at preventing it. Plus they are cheap. And white. Here’s my take on these:

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