Definition - What does Mesh Pot mean?
Mesh pots are small pots that support a plant’s root system.The plant’s roots can readily grow through the pot. Mesh pots are commonly used in hydroponic systems such as aeroponics, aquaponics, ebb and flow, and nutrient film technique. They are designed to offer optimal drainage of all water and nutrients away from the plant’s roots.
Mesh pots are designed to hold plants from seedling stage all the way to harvest. They are available in a wide array of sizes, colors, and shapes. Unlike other pots, the mesh pot has no lip.
MaximumYield explains Mesh Pot
Mesh pots are frequently called net pots. A plant grown in a mesh pot can push their roots through the bottom of the mesh pot to freely dangle and expand. The design of the mesh pot makes it exceptionally easy to keep clean and maintain. This means they can also be used over and over again.
Mesh pots are usually made of a high-grade plastic such as polyethylene, or they are made from a softer material. The holes in the mesh vary in size and diameter. Some mesh pots are designed to hold not only the plant’s roots but also a grow media. Sizes vary by manufacturer, but most mesh pots measure between two and nine inches. However, even larger sizes are available to hold bigger plants.
As an alternative to mesh pots, some growers use fabric containers, dutch buckets, or rockwool grow media.