You are on the 'Growers' version of our site. If this isn't you, click here to switch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the most frequently asked questions and answers. We're here to support you!

Do I get a discount if I buy bulk?


Yes. If you are a commercial grower, we will work with you to develop a custom quote on Al's Flower Pouch (and any other horticulture supplies you may need!). Visit our wholesale website at www.amahort.com.




How should I fill my pouches?


The most efficient way to fill your Al's Flower Pouches is with Al's Hopper, a custom-designed machine that allows a team of two to fill up to 250 pouches per hour. If you're planting up more than 1,000 pouches annually, Al's Hopper will help you reduce your labour costs and time.




Is pre-fill available?


Yes. A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. custom fills pouches for growers across North America and ships fresh to your greenhouse. If you are interested in pre-fill, visit amahort.com for a custom quote.




What's the best substrate to use?


We recommend a professional grow mix like G3, BM8 or LM-122. A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. offers bulk supplies of professional grow mix. Visit amahort.com for a custom quote.




What is the best way to plant my pouches?


To our knowledge, all growers producing Al's Flower Pouch are planting manually. For greatest efficiency, use a two-handed approach: one hand to poke through each slit, and the other to pinch and plant the cutting into the hole. See how it's done in this video: If you are a grower using automation on our pouches, let us know! We'd love to hear about your approach.




What is the best way to water my pouches?


Because of their vertical design, Al's Flower Pouches require thorough watering to ensure plugs at the bottom of the pouch are evenly watered. A repeat watering is always a good idea. Al's Flower Pouch works with automated irrigation systems such as a dripper system. For best results and optimal water saturation to all root zones, we recommend a 10-minute slow drip twice per day, at 7 am and 7 pm. We also highly recommend that growers use the Thirst Quencher watering spout to help evenly distribute water down to the bottom of the pouch. For best results, Thirst Quenchers should be inserted into pouches after filling and prior to planting. Request a quote on wholesale orders of the Thirst Quencher watering spout at amahort.com. Growers should water pouches thoroughly prior to shipping.




My flowers are always fuller at the top than the bottom. What should I do?


Even water and fertilizer distribution are key for uniform growth. We recommend using the Thirst Quencher watering spout to ensure water and water-soluble fertilizer makes it all the way to the bottom of the pouch and reaches all root zones. A repeat watering within minutes may be necessary to ensure roots are well watered, top to bottom. See above for our recommendations on watering best practices.




What are the most common plants for Al's Flower Pouch?


Al's Flower Pouch works with all kinds of plants, that's the beauty of it. You can get creative and try new trendy varieties to expand your offerings and put together interesting limited runs that will set you apart. Growers have tried all kinds of varieties in Al's Flower Pouch, and while each grower has a different experience, we've seen that some plant types are more common than others. Common plantings include: Impatiens, New Guinea impatiens, begonias, petunias, calibrachoa, and strawberries. Many growers are using this unique vertical planter to stand out with niche plantings that customers love, including: Succulents, tropicals, fall mums, tomatoes, herbs/leafy greens, portulaca, decorative chilies and many others. Mixing your cuttings helps to create a textured, colourful display. Find inspiration and see different varieties and combinations in our grower gallery.




How should I ship Al's Flower Pouch?


The best way to ship your pouches is to lay them flat in rows on a cart. The pouches are sized to fit the same footprint as standard 10x20 flats, so some growers lay them into flats before placing on carts. Do not stack planted pouches on top of one another. Remember to thoroughly water your pouches before shipping out.




Do you have a reference sheet for growing in Al's Flower Pouch?


Yes, we do! Our reference sheet can be accessed by clicking here.





A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. is a dynamic, solutions-focused supplier serving the horticulture industry since 1982. Our team of experts understands emerging trends, opportunities and pain points. We work alongside our customers to deliver innovative, custom solutions for your success.

 

Discover more at amahort.com.

© 2020 by Al's Flower Pouch and A.M.A. Horticulture Inc.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter

Connect With Us

AMA Hort-Logo_Horiz_Process Blue & Yello