Grow plants in grow bags

As we have discussed in “Growbags VS Pots”, grow bags have several advantages over traditional pots. Now, we are sharing tips of growing plants in grow bags.

How to use grow planter bags

Pick soil for grow bags

Soil is the blood of any container gardening. In the grow bags, it’s good to use Mel’s Mix from the All New Square Foot Gardening book. The mix is 1/3 moss, 1/3 compost mixture and 1/3 vermiculite. This mix preserves moisture.

Watering grow bags

Watering is always the key to success. Grow bags dry out faster than major pots which leads to more frequent watering needs. However, since grow bags wick out excessive moisture, it is hard to soak a grow bag. Here we recommend two watering system.

Self Watering System

It is as simple as installing the grow bag right on top of a container filled with water. However, be careful that deep container will likely to drown the plants. You want most of the roots to be in air.

Drip System

Drip system gives grow bags constant moisture supply. There are several drip system for sell on amazon.com.

Fertilizing grow bags

Some heavy feeder plants need to be fertilized since potting mix does not contain much soil. Epsom salt and eggshells can help to add minerals.

Also check out to learn growing from seeds.

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