Successfully Growing Vegetables in Grow Bags
What I love about gardening is there are so many innovative ways in creating a garden you desire, even if you don’t have the space. These new methods are so simple but effective Saving you Time and Money as you Reap a Good Harvest.
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 hailed or sang the praises of grow bags we will also be looking at some advantages and disadvantages of these bags and let you decide if these bags are tailor-made just for you.
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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 instructions on the package
- Water plants thoroughly and then allow the soil to dry out somewhat
- Ensure plants are getting water according to requirements
- Now its time to reap a harvest
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, are worth the investment. Consider giving grow bags a try you will 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.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.