Pot Size Conversion
Today was one of those days I wish there was something “standardized” about pot sizes. One catalog uses one set of measurements, another catalog uses something else. Stores use inches, nurseries use gallons. Ahhhh.
Trying to figure out pot sizes is often quite a headache. You’ve got some in inches, some in gallons, and yes, even some in fluid ounces; the later we’re still trying to figure out. They do make this confusing, don’t they? There’s a theory going around that this purposely confusing system is a way for the mass market industry to charge more for plants, by container size, not necessarily Plant Size!
So let’s try and break down these various sizes and measurements and set some general “accepted standards” for pot sizes. Please remember these are rough estimates and not a science. Some of the larger sizes especially are prone to variances in height, width, and depth of the pot. We’ve also attached a photograph that we hope will help allow you to visualize the differences.
Today was one of those days I wish there was something ‘standardized’ about pot sizes. One catalog uses one set of measurements, another catalog uses something else. Stores use inches,…
Smart Pots are eco-friendly and effective fabric pots. These soft growing containers are more productive than plastic pots because they allow air to reach the soil and roots, improving drainage and keeping the root system from overheating on hot days. Smart Pot’s design also allows the air to prune the plant root structure and prevents plants from becoming root-bound! These pots are available in black and tan. The dimensions of these 1 Gallon containers are 7” L x 5.5” W. Therefore, these pots will hold approximately 0.1 cubic feet, or 3.7 quarts of soil.
Gro Pro Fabric Pots deliver better airflow to plant roots, provide structure without trapping water and increase plant growth. Three variations of the Gro Pro 1 Gallon pots are available. This includes the black and tan round models and a black square fabric pot. The black round pots also come in a pack of 10 (please see Gro Pro Essential Round Fabric Pots). Round pots measure 7”W x 5.5” H and square pots measure 6”L x 6”W x 10”H. Both round and square pots will hold approximately .2 cubic feet of soil. Under normal growing conditions, these are expected to last for 5 – 7 years.
Hydrofarm’s Dirt Pots are made from a porous breathable fabric that allows your plants to thrive by promoting exceptional root health and vigorous plant growth. The soft-sided construction allows the planter to conform to your terrain, making it the perfect choice for all growing areas. They have superior drainage and aeration. These Dirt Pots come in black, with a minimum order of 50 at a time. They are non-degradable, so they will hold up for multiple growing seasons. The dimensions of these 1 gallon Dirt Pots are 7″ Tall x 5.5″ Wide and hold 0.1 cubic feet (3.7 quarts) of soil.
Root pots are made of a biodegradable material that helps facilitate airflow and promote healthy root growth. These pots will break down after multiple seasons of use, approximately three to five years. However, they are strong enough to withstand winds, work great with drip lines and within hydroponic systems. The dimensions of this 1 Gallon container are 6”W x 7.5”H. This size pot will hold approximately .1 cubic feet (3.7 quarts) of soil.
1 Gallon Smart Pots are eco-friendly and effective fabric pots. These soft growing containers are more productive than plastic pots because they allow air to reach the soil and roots, improving