Thinking about growing a garden, but don’t have space or trying a new way to grow your vegetables or herbs this year? This could be for you! Grow bags are lightweight and come with handles; they are relatively easy to move around the garden. Since they are more portable, they are great for gardeners who are short on space they are an incredible way to garden if you are limited on backyard space, live in an apartment or travel frequently. Since they are more portable, they are easy to move inside/outside from summer to fall as the temps start to drop and winter sets in.
Grow bags prevent plants from becoming root bound. As the roots grow, they come in contact with the edges of the pot. The dryer soil around the edges of the pot will let the roots know that they have reached a limit. Air pruning will happen naturally and plants will burn off and produce healthier roots.
Air pruning prevents the roots from overgrowing and binding in a container. Those new roots will take in greater nutrients and water and enhance the growth of the plant. Pots, on the other hand, will only allow a few roots to take over and those roots will circle the pot, become root-bound and constrict the plants ability to uptake nutrients.
Plastic pots tend to retain heat in the summer, that heat is trapped inside a material that is all but breathable. Grow pots are made with breathable material that do a better job of regulating temperature.
Excess heat trapped in a grow bag is able to freely go through the breathable material of the bag.
Grow bags work well for tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and even herbs. Collectively group a large bunch of herbs in a grow bag instead of a raised bed or in-ground system. Grow bags are available in a multitude of sizes, as small 3 gallon.
Instead of taking time to build a raised bed garden, consider grow bags for your gardening needs. Bags as large as 30 gallons can be a wonderful way to grow your favorite vegetables and herbs. If you want to try to start a garden in a bag this year, stop by the shop The Gardenocity Shop, where you can find different colored and different size growing bags!