Why use Screened Pots

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I've seen some people that use pots that are screened.

What's the purpose of this, I read something about it developing stronger roots, for plants that are in development?

Does anyone have any experience with this?
 

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Basically, when roots grow out and reach the air, the tips die and the roots divide further back. This results in a denser root ball with more growing tips - less circling of long and unproductive roots. If you use the search function on this site and look for "air pruning" you'll find lots of threads discussing the details.
 

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I've seen some people that use pots that are screened.

What's the purpose of this, I read something about it developing stronger roots, for plants that are in development?

Does anyone have any experience with this?

You mean pond baskets?
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The roots can't "loop" in the bottom because they get air pruned.
More drainage, more oxygen to the roots.
And, they are cheap!
 

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