Will the roots grow through the paper?
Yes, Ellepot paper is made from wood fibres sourced from FSC certified forests. The paper begins to degrade when exposed to moist substrates thus allowing the roots to easily penetrate the paper when grown in the correct trays. If the Ellepot is in a standard plug tray, there could be tight contact with the cell wall and the roots may not penetrate the paper.
Why do the roots wrap around the base of the plug?
If the Ellepot is not placed in the correct trays such as our patented Air-Trays there is a high probability there will not be enough air circulating around the pot to air prune the roots causing root wrapping.
Which is the best media to fill the Ellepot?
We always use high quality block peat and low EC coir along with perlite. Recently we have begun to trial the use of wood fibres to maintain the air-filled porosity of the substrate when perlite is reduced. Zeolite is added to improve the nutrient uptake of the plants.
Can I have a special mix in my Ellepot?
We have a wide range of TopMix substrates of varying compositions for any crop.
Can I use Ellepots for Organic Production?
Our TopMix range of substrates has an organic blend using organic certified fertilisers. When combined with Ellepots Organic 2 paper it will meet organic standard. Certification is being applied for. Organic paper is suited to faster growing vegetable and herb crops.