yes the roots air prune, than new roots keep growing, no harm done.Hey G , honestly I shouldn't even comment on fabric pots since I've never even used them ..I just get argumentive when I see new grow products that are innovative ,( fabric pots probably not new, but...) there is so much crap dumped on new growers that I instinctively challenge its value , yea I'm sure I can do a fine grow in a fabric pot , just have a few issues ...one they are expensive , two I'm a clumsy maniac in my grow room , constantly pushing and pulling pots around , so I'm sure I'll disturb the roots or knock over the cloth pots ....
Also I need to do some research on this " air pruning " concept , I still don't get it are the roots constantly being "pruned" when they hit the sides of the air pot ? Is that a good thing ?
And issue number three , I'm cheap , I like to wash out my plastic pots and get all the nasty residue out with soap and water .... Can you do that with fabric ? I mean I usually have a fair amount of nutrient salts and build up in the pot at the end of the grow ..
when i’m done a grow, i wonder where all the soilless mix went, haha just stuffed from surface to bottom with roots also it helps with side branches reaching out more.. easier access to oxygen!
ya i wash them 2/3 times before using again, and i have mine on solid saucers with golf balls so they spin beautifully and if i need to pick up, do by the saucer and yes you have to be careful..
i’d say the more you wash/use them the better they are, as air can easily pass through..
honestly i’ve never had a problem..
i tie down, bend etc.. it all works good..
as long as we’re successful in the end!!