Did You Know: You Can Grow Vegetables in Potting Soil Bags
Of all the container gardening methods I’ve heard of, this has got to be one of the easiest way in the world to container garden.
The only things you need to grow vegetables in plastic potting soil bags are bags of potting soil and seedlings. How simple is that? Just start your seeds indoors as usual, or purchase the seedlings of your choice. Once the seedlings have been hardened off and are ready to be planted outdoors, you’re ready to start your potting soil bag container garden.
Lay the bags of potting soil in a sunny spot in your yard. Lay them flat, not upright (so that the side of the bag is facing upward). Cut cross-hatch openings in the bag. The openings should be larger than necessary, so that there is exposed soil around the seedling, for watering purposes.
For larger plants (such as tomato plants), you will need one bag of soil per plant. Smaller plants like radishes, lettuces, and herbs, you can plant several per bag. Follow the spacing suggestions on the packets of seeds or seedlings.
Push the seedlings through the openings on the bag. Water as usual.
Happy potting soil bag container gardening!
Originally posted 2009-07-24 21:47:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter