Successfully Growing Vegetables in Grow Bags
The garden industry is finding all sorts of ways to make gardening easier while being effective giving you results that pay off in big ways as you invest your time and money.
Because of this, this innovative spirit is continuing to seek new ways for persons who desire a garden to grow plants even in the smallest of spaces and the most unfavorable conditions.
Another idea that the industry has come up with is growing plants in grow bags. Though this idea is not new gardeners all over the country are having much success with this way of growing plants especially plants with a shallow root system.
Below we will be discussing such bags that have proven to be worth the investment of growing a garden out of a bag.
Although we have hail or sang the praises of grow bags we will also be looking at some advantages and disadvantages of these bags and let you decided if these bags are tailor-made just for you.
The advantages of a grow bag
- Growing plants in grow bags will produce a healthier root system
- These bags are easy to use
- Grow bags can be planted directly into the ground
- You can have a flourishing garden in the midst of bad soil
- These bags are breathable allowing good air circulation
- Grow bags are lightweight and can be moved around very easily
- Grow bags has good water drainage
- Grow bags are reusable
- Controls temperature helping the plant, not to overheat
- When not in use grow bags are easy to store
- Grow bags can be installed in small spaces
- Grow bags will prevent plants from becoming root-bound
- Grow bags are very affordable
The disadvantages of a grow bag
- Grow bags don’t last as long as containers
- Plants that are installed in grow bags require more water because grow bags are porous
- Grow bag may be difficult to move depending on the size plant you are growing
- Because grow bags are breathable will allow heat to escape which can affect a plant on cold nights.
How to plant in a grow bag
- First, decide which plants you want to grow
- Locate an area that your plants will thrive in
- Place your grow bag/bags in this area
- Fill the grow bag with a good garden soil
- Leave a few inches from the top of grow bags so water doesn’t overflow the bag and wash soil away
- Next, sow your seeds at the planting depth according to instruction on the package
- Sow seedlings the seem way also at the right planting depth
- Water plants thoroughly and then allow the soil to dry out somewhat
- Ensure plants are getting water according to requirements
Plants that grow well in grow bags
The final words on growing vegetables in grow bags
Grow bags can make your job a lot easier, these bags, in my opinion, is worth the investment. Consider giving grow bags a try you just may be happy with the results you’re getting. Join the many gardeners that are having much success with these bags and reap the fruits of your labor.