Smart Pots are fabric potting containers that pioneered the fabric pot industry over 30 years in the making. The smart pot is a container. In that way it works like any other container. You put good soil in along with your seed or plant and feed and water. The benefits of the Smart Pot are the aeration, water drainage and heat release. These three benefits will help you get a bigger better plant than what you have gotten in the past with the same size plastic or other container.