BULK PACK Brown Root Pouch Grow Bags

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A sustainable and proven way to grow strong, healthy and productive plants in bulk!

The international original Root Pouch brand is synonymous with quality, no nasties and superior plant growth! This Bulk Buy offers great value for those growers and gardeners who want to grow lots of healthy, productive plants, shrubs, veggies and fruit!

See why Root Pouch are different from the rest in the information below.

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Just because space is limited, you're renting or you don't have a garden-friendly yard doesn’t mean you can't grow the garden of your dreams!

A Bulk Pack of 10 Root Pouch fabric grow bags is perfect for establishing a garden with lots of variety or expanding on what you already have growing!

The international original Root Pouch grow bag brand is synonymous with quality, no nasties, superior plant health and abundant growth!

The Root Pouch Black range is a durable, semi-degradable grow bag, with natural fibres of jute and/or bamboo.

• Made of recycled, post-consumer PETE water bottles which have been saved from landfill and oceans
• No new petroleum is used in their manufacture
• Internationally tested 100% food safe making them perfectly safe to grow your family's food and medicinals
• 100% BPA free
• No root circling resulting in a strong, healthy plant with roots absorbing more moisture, nutrients & oxygen
• Strongest industrial lock-stitched seams
• Free draining so prevents root rot
• Natural fibre of the Black range wicks moisture to the plant
• Designed in USA, made in China.

For Twin Packs see our our regular range

Please note the Brown range has the full range of sizes from 8L to 95L pots and 113L to 757L garden beds. Navy, Black & Forest Green stop at 78L/

Measurements and volumes are approximate and may vary due to the hand machining of the bags, and quality, compaction and type of soil used.

Benefits of Root Pouch bags

All Root Pouch boxer Brown, Navy and Forest bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic water bottles (PET/PETE)

All Root Pouch Black and Grey bags are made of 100% recycled plastic water bottles (PET)  blended with clean recycled natural fibres.

Only Root Pouch grow bags are the only bags on the market  that are independently accredited tested to the stringent USFDA guidelines for vessels that come into contact with food  to ensure the fabric is 100% safe and toxin-free

You can grow your food and medicinals with the confidence that no toxins are in the fabric! This is what makes the Root Pouch brand different from the rest. Root Pouch grow bags are proven to be 100% food safe and BPA free!

The Root Pouch bags are perfect replacements for heavy or bulky ceramic pots , are portable, make great storage solutions and ideal for small space gardens. Other inferior bags on the market are made of geotextile or new plastic.

How a Root Pouch Bag is made

The fabric container allows air to circulate, which will enable roots to air-prune and prevents root circling resulting in a fluffy, dense root ball with prolific feeder root growth. More nutrients, water and oxygen is available to the plant through this extensive root system!

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  • Pots can be washed & re-used
  • Allows air & nutrients to pass freely through
  • Great to use with our Waterpot Ollas range!
  • Creates insulation from winter cold or summer heat
  • Will withstand UV rays
  • Produces bigger yields & promotes vigorous root growth
  • Better use of water and nutrients
  • Quicker growing times 
  • Better drainage
  • Industrial strength Industrial Lock Stitching
  • Available in a range of attractive colours
  • Easy to move using sturdy stitched handles

If you have other questions, do check out our extensive list of answers  HERE

When a plastic bag is not a plastic bag! Jim Averna, founder and owner explains why Root Pouch bags increase and allow oxygen flow to your plants -

Verified reviews appear at the end of the product page.

Size Guide


Whether it's ornamentals or food we have the size that will be perfect for your garden!

This is just a basic guide to what can be grown in the different sized bags. In terms of size, regard the bag as you would any other type of pot and select the bag dimensions and volume that best suits the type of plant of crop you are growing.

Sizes larger than 78 Litres are available in the Brown Boxer Range only and don't forget our Garden bed sizes and Grow Kits.

For information about growing fruit trees and shrubs, please refer to the Blog Grow Fruit Trees in Grow Bags

Measurements and volumes are approximate and may vary due to the hand machining of the bags; also the quantity, compaction and type of soil used.

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Who is Root Pouch?

When you buy your Root Pouch bag from us, you can be assured that you are purchasing a product with an outstanding international reputation for innovation, quality and a heart for the environment.

Each pallet of Root Pouch grow bags diverts an average of 10,200 plastic water bottles from landfills and the ocean, eliminating the need to create new black plastic pots from fossil fuels! Not one drop of new fossil fuel is used in the manufacture of these bags. In 2020 alone, 1,200 tons of recycled plastic water bottles were used (certified by the Global Recycle Standard)

It was designed by the family-owned Root Pouch company in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA, and manufactured in their partnered company in China. Root Pouch manufactures their own fabrics; hence the quality and ingredients are strictly controlled.   

Listen to the philosophy of Jim Averna, inventor and founder of the business, as he describes how he decided the horticultural world desperately needed a sustainable and ecological alternative to plastic pots.

Please refer to more information found on our FAQs page. 

Find out why our Root Pouch grow bags are different from the rest HERE.

 

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Root Pouch F.A.Q.

What makes Root Pouch different from the rest?

A fabulous BLOG explains the remarkable difference

Who is "Root Pouch," and where is the company located? 

The Root Pouch company is headquartered in Oregon USA. It is a family run company and has been manufacuring bags for decades.

Why has the kangaroo logo been adopted by the US company?

It's been a little over 10 years since the founding of the US-based company and over 1 million of these state-of the-art bags are shipped monthly across the globe to growing industries.Often mistaken for an Australian company due to the kangaroo logo it came about when the four family member founders drew on this emblem to to represent the qualities of the fabric as providing a pouch-like environment that offers plants unsurpassed plant health, just as the kangaroo's pouch is known to protect and nourish its young as it grows!Here at Up On The Rooftop we loved the bag so much and saw incredible growth and healthy plants that I decided to bring the product to Australia and have forged a great relationship with the global company. The US brand Root Pouch is produced in their partnered manufacturing plant in China. This organisation is an extension of the Oregon-based company.

Why does the Root Pouch Company test the bags for food safety?

The US company's understanding is that at this time the US federal government does not view growing Cannabis (for which Root Pouch is the bag of choice in the US) as a federally legalized act and has not yet required that they meet FDA standards test 21 CFR 177.1630 (contact with food, drugs, biologics and cosmetics). The FDA requirements are of course inevitable since it is important that container manufacturers create safe non-toxic containers for the use of growing plants that will be consumed by humans.

Root Pouch believes it is important to our customers that our containers have been tested and have passed safety test for contact with food. We have decided not to wait until it is required and have taken it upon ourselves to ensure that the containers we produce are free of harmful contaminants that may effect the quality and safety of the plants grown in them.

All our grow bags have undergone rigorous testing by BACL (Global testing and certification lab) in accordance with FDA contact test 21 CFR 177.163

Will the Root Pouch Bags change colour over time?

The fabric may develop a lovely patina over time, this is not the discolouring of the fabric itself but the result of of the soil, nutrients and fertilisers as well as, in some case, salt and chemicals in the water itself. This growth is normal for a breathable material. If left in a damp, shaded position mosses or lichen might develop. none of these colourings or growth affect the functioning or longevity of the bags and adds a natural organic patina to the surface. Our customers love the aged look as the bags blend well with the surrounding garden.

How do I clean the surface of the bags?

Depending on your potting soil mix you might see a white coating that looks a little like mildew. This is most likely salt and minerals that built up over time from the nutrients and/or water being used in the Root Pouch grow bag and growths enjoying the nutrients and damp. Lichen or algae/moss can also grow on the outside of the fabric if conditions have been damp and if there is shade cast on the bag. You can lightly scrub the sides of the bag while they are being used with vinegar scrubbed on with a soft brush, if you want to clean up the look. Most of our customers love the aged patina that sits beautifully against other pots and greenery. The growths are nothing to be concerned about.

If your bags are being emptied after the growing season the bags can be placed in laundry bags and put into the washing machine on a cold cycle with laundry soap that does not contain fabric softener. Washing the bags in this manner will over time make the fabric feel less ridged. 

Will the Root Pouch bags drain water?

The grow bags are made of fabric and by virtue of this are porous. This is one of the many wonderful benefits of the Root Pouch grow bags - they provide excellent drainage which is very important to root health. As such, if the surface on which the bags will be placed needs protection from staining, exactly as you would a hard container with drainage holes, you may consider placing a planter tray under the bag, however, as with a container with drain hole, please ensure that the bag is not sitting in a constant pool of water as this will prevent the effective draining of the soil.

Can Root Pouch grow bags be used in hydroponic situations?

Yes most definitely. A game-changer in the hydroponic medicinals industry, the bags are durable and offer the same level of root health  under hydroponic conditions.

What are Root Pouch Boxer Pots made of?

Root Pouch degradable plant pots are made of PET derived from recycled plastic water bottles. This material is melted back to a sterile liquid state then spun into fibers that are mixed with natural fibers which degrade over time. Because the plastic is re-melted it is once again sterile making it a great choice for growing plants for human consumption. Root Pouch does not use new petroleum as do some other fabric companies, so Root Pouch does not contain any toxins. It is BPA free and UV resistant.

Are Root Pouch bags degradable?

Degradability is the ability of the fabric to in part become structurally unsound and allow the roots of the plant to freely penetrate into the surrounding soil. The amount of degradability and the duration of time taken to reach different stages of this are all determined on the following.

Density of the fabric along with the contents of the fibers used in the actual fabric and the percentages used of PET verses natural fibers. This also determines the tinsel strength of the fabric itself which changes as time elapses when the fabric is exposed to soil on both sides of the fabric, which allows the degradation of the biodegradable natural fibers mixed in with the PET.

Of course the actual PET in the mixture is not biodegradable and does not biodegrade. When discussing non-degradable fabrics it is important to distinguish between PET, not bio-degradable meaning never breaking down, and “the fabric lasting forever.”

Nothing lasts forever, saying it lasts forever would imply the pots could be used over and over forever always achieving the optimal results they were originally intended to produce. Not even a standard plastic pot will last in the environment more than a couple of seasons when exposed to the elements.

It does not disappear but it will lose its tensile strength and therefore not be as good as new nor can it be used for its original intentions forever. What we prefer saying is if the pot ends up in a land fill, a degradable pot will end up being a fraction of the carbon foot print of its counterpart plastic pot.

A non-degradable pot is designed to not to allow roots to penetrate freely for many years and not only is it a far smaller carbon foot print than its plastic counterpart, it itself was made from recycled plastic bottles and not new petroleum so it is a “post-consumer product”. Better for the planet, better for the plant! The actual contents of the PET versus natural fibers used or the way we are able to combine the two is a closely guarded secret of Root Pouch and is the reason we are able to offer degradability.

Are Root Pouch fabrics safe?

Root Pouch manufactures all of it’s own fabric, enabling us to determine the density, porosity and impregnability. Controlling and selecting the raw material that is used in its creation.

Each fabric is designed for a particular function. All of our fabrics are clean and safe.Developed to meet safety and sanitary requirements to better ensure a safe product for human applications, Root Pouch fabrics are designed to support use for growing materials that come in contact with products to be consumed.

Our fabrics have undergone and passed rigorous testing by global, international testing & certification laboratory in accordance with FDA contact test 21 CFR 177.1630. [contact with food, drugs, biologics & cosmetics ]. They are BPA free and UV resistant.

Why Root Pouch vs other Fabric containers?

Root Pouch is the only company that uses both recycled plastic fibers along with natural fibers, vegetable fibers or bamboo. These natural fibers mixed into the netting of the fabric will retain moister much more evenly around the pot. While allowing the fabric to breath it is also now helping in cooling down the plant in summer as well as allowing the plant to stay warm in the winter, similar to a blanket surrounding the tender roots. Due to the natural fibers within the structure the fabric will have different tensile strengths depending on the density of the fabric. Root Pouch makes seven different densities of fabric depending on the pot strength that is required. Regardless of the density the pots are guaranteed to always hold the weight that is required for that size of container.

Why use fabric pots?

The main reason fabric pots are so widely used is not to create a stronger pot, but to create a better pot, that provides a breathable healthy growing environment. Fabric pots, unlike traditional black plastic pots, allow water and air to flow through its structure nourishing the root of the plant. It also does not allow the plants roots to circle once they meet the resistance of the wall of the pot. Instead, through a couple of different means, the fabric causes the plant to send out new fibrous roots rather than circle and harm the plant.

What type of stitching is used for the Root Pouch containers?

The type of stitch we use is called an Industrial Lock Stitch. Our side seam stitching is nicknamed in the clothing industry as a FrenchStitch Seam. It will not unravel when pulled. The Industrial Lock Stitch gets its name because of its industrial use in outdoor products where unravelling is a concern for the overall wear and tear of a product. Other fabric companies use what is called an Overlock Stitch, which is used widely in the garment industry. The problem with this stitch is that it will easily unravel when pulled. This stitch is commonly used in items such as clothing where its functionality is more aesthetic than utilitarian

Can I wash my Root Pouch bags?

Yes, the Root Pouch grow bags are washable - we recommend washing them in cold water with an earth-friendly detergent, and letting them air dry. Just as with any porous pot, the minerals and salts in your potting mix may stain the outer surface over time, and moss or lichen builds up if placed in a damp position. Use vinegar to gently scrub the stains away.

Are Root Pouch containers UV Resistant?

Yes, Root Pouch fabrics are resistant to UV rays.

Are Root Pouch fabrics BPA free?

Yes. The fabrics are BPA free and do not leach toxins, they are made of the #1 PETE recycled plastic, that is used in drinking water bottles,and soda bottles.

Do the elements, snow and ice, affect the fabric & cause it to break down?

Snow and ice have no more effect on Root Pouch fabric then they do on traditional plastic containers. Keep in mind a plant in a fabric Root Pouch container will fair the extreme cold far better than any other container type. Just like a human, what would help a person in sub-zero cold or wind? If they were wrapped in plastic or wrapped in fabric? Plants and plant roots are the same. Fabric allows the heat given off by plants to be contained and keep the plant warmer in the Winter… and cooler in the Summer. Root Pouch fabric pots when set can-tight (pots touching each other) will exchange heat between them. The most threatening thing, snow and ice bring is weight. Plants that are branched loaded down with the weight of ice and snow will break. This goes for plants in fabric, plastic and even in landscape.

Do planted Root Pouches need to be treated differently over winter?

Root Pouch deep winter prep and care is basically the same as any container. All pots should can be placed with each pot touching the other in a protected area, hoop house or cold shed is great for overall winter protection to consolidate space in an enclosure. Plants should be set in a pyramid. Bottom row each pot touching each other, next row on top between plants or trunks. 

If houses are not available and plants are to stay in the yard. Then again treat same as you would if the pots were in plastic.

Each new order of Root Pouch grow bags includes an information  sheet.

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Customer Reviews

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Sarah Medland
! month in and the garden is looking very happy

The bags were very easy to setup. The walls are thick enough to stand up when you are filling the bag which makes them much easier to work with than the standard green woven bags I've used previously. I needed to move a couple of the larger 113L bags and the handles were strong enough to let me move even though the bag was full

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Nicole Fairweather
So pretty all lined up in my garden

Great size, material, easy to find down

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Pauline Solari
Root pouch grow bags

Excellent items excellent service

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Pauline Solari
Root pouch grow bags

Excellent items excellent service

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Nicole Fairweather
So pretty all lined up in my garden

Great size, material, easy to find down

General FAQS

When do you process orders?

Kindly refer to our Shipping Information

Do you accept returns?

Please refer to ourReturns Policy

How do I make changes to an order I've already placed?

Send us an email to info@upontherooftop.com.au and changes may be possible if your order has not proceeded to fulfillment. Don't place two orders because sometimes we will not see two consecutive orders due to our processes and you will then receive two shipments and pay 2 shipping fees. Send us the email as soon as you can.

How long will my order take to arrive?

During these challenging times normal shipping times may be affected when there are COVID-19 related and weather issues, high volumes going through the postal services or extreme weather events. We fulfill orders as quickly as posisble and usually (but not guaranteed) within 3 business days. We cannot accept responsibility for delays after the parcel leaves our warehouse. The confirmation email we send you allows you to track the progress of your parcel throught the frieght partner systems. Please allow enough time (and more) for your order to arrive if there is a need to receive your parcel quickly. 

We do not ofer Express Post as Australia Post has stopped the guaranteed time. If you nevertheless reuqire Express post please send us an email and we will invoice you the postal charge prior to fulfillmen

Why we generally don't have sales

Click Frenzy! Single’s Day! Black Friday! Cyber Monday etc! Why will you not receive an enticing email at during those times?

You know that famliar cycle of annual sales - it’s the exhausting time of year where your inbox fills with sale offers, social advertisements offering discounts and SALE is the most popular 4-letter word. Despite the retail pressure, as a brand we are committed to rarely going on sale and we’d like to take a moment to explain why.

Integral to our business are the values of authenticity and sincerity. Authenticity to us means being transparent  in what we communicate and always looking for opportunities where we can improve. We always try to do what feels right as a brand and in line with our values. Kindness means treating everyone with understanding and respect, from our suppliers to our customer and everyone in between.

With these ideals in mind, first, we want to ensure that we can offer ALL of our customers the lowest possible price all year round. To do so, we design, produce, and price our products to their true value and we do not price our products to go on sale. Besides guaranteeing fairness for all our customers, it also helps us ensure that we are paying our suppliers fair and living wages.

We think that there is nothing more frustrating (in retail) than when you buy something and then see it on sale 2 weeks later! We don’t want our community to feel that buyer's remorse, so we keep it consistent for everyone, year round.

Additionally, the past few years have been very challenging for small businesses and you will have read that many businesses, both bricks and mortar and online,  have closed their doors due to staffing issues and spiralling costs that are beyond a small businesses' ability to recoup and make a profit to make it worthwhile. Price increases are the only way for many to survive the escalating operating costs. We too have had to dig deep to try to make ends meet and yet not compromise any of the quality of our products or service. To partake in endless "SALES" cycles means we simply don't have fat in the system to weather the increases elsewhere in the accounts.

Our sales are usually to clear slow moving lines or to clear some space in the warehouse.

We have created or insist that all our  products are high-quality items that will work as expected season on season, year on year and we stand behind every item sent out. We check every order as thoroughly as a busy fulfillment process can allow and if there is a problem, we invite customers to let us know..."don't be sad or mad".

Have you considered the impact of your packaging on the planet?

We sure have!  You will notice when you receive your order that the boxes containing your Waterpot Ollas is fairly basic. No fancy printing, no designer construction...just a box with a sticker or simple instruction card. Here at Up on The Rooftop we don't see the value in investing too much in attractive packaging - the products are beautiful enough!

The composition, recycle-ability and/or biodegradability of our packaging  is of utmost importance to us...so important that we invested in a state-of-the-art shredder to provide useable void fill from our shipping cartons and packaging from other businesses in our building!

Our corn starch packing peanuts and post satchels are home compostable in your compost or worm bins under the Australian Standard AS5810/ABAP 20001. Recycled shredded paper, cardboard filling and cartons are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. Our clear tapes are biodegradable film with an organic adhesive liner, making it non-toxic and eco-friendly. It has been certified by REACH, RoHS & FDA. Please note the tape is not home-compostable so should be removed from the boxes before adding to the compost bin or worm farm.

Our bespoke tissue paper is printed with soy ink and is acid free and we are a member of the Eco Packaging Alliance and entitled to display the stamp that certifies our tissue packaging as environmentally friendly.

Please consider how you dispose of the packaging - worms will love eating it, your compost bin will enjoy the cardboard and paper carbon. It all goes back into the soil and growing great food and plants!