Smart pots in Texas
I'm considering a whole bunch of smart pots for my spring garden as we'll be moving and plan to keep moving every few years. It'd be nice to take the pots with me as opposed to building raised beds every time we move. I have a couple questions about using them in Texas:
1. I've heard they dry out fast in the Texas heat - should I do larger pot sizes, place the pots on the grass instead of concrete (or on wood slats), rig some kind of special watering system to help with this issue (a hole-punched bottle in each pot to water to the middle)? Put up a shade cloth??
2. What soil mix should I use that's appropriate for this climate?
3. Someone has mentioned root trapper - there are various kinds...which ones have worked the best for you?