Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Relocating Grow Bags to Better-Suited Conditions

This article is a follow-up to another about a lovely coffee table that we recycled into a table-tray. We put that table-tray on our second-floor porch to hold plants in grow bags and grow bag planters.

Recycling a Coffee Table to Get Porch Produce

Being budget-conscious can bring out our creativity. This pretty but broken coffee table was headed to the landfill. But instead, it serves to hold future produce. And what's great is it cost pennies to transform.

Friday, May 20, 2016

DIY Fence Planter Using Pallet Scraps

After using part of a pallet to make a huge grow-bag tray, I tried my luck at  making a planter for my fence using pallet scraps.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

DIY Pallet Grow-Bag Tray


Finding space for many grow-bags with individual trays can be daunting - especially on a tight budget. 

Monday, February 29, 2016

My Invention for Grow-bags | Intro to 4-Part Series on Permaculture Gardening

I can't "contain" my excitement about grow-bags! What a pun ;)

This morning I watched a you-tube of people in Cambodia using sacks to grow food.

The basics are universal. Plants need soil, water, nutrients, and aeration. In the case of the above you-tube, "cow dung" is used to fertilize. And a hollow stick is inserted in the middle to water efficiently and to aerate the plant.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Grow Bags - Do They Work Better for Sprouting Seeds?

small black growbag containing large tomato seedling
Tomato seedlings grew well in tiny bags
Grow bags are all the rage on the web. I was inspired to try my luck at this method of gardening for several reasons - the topic of another blog post. This post is to share my progress on how I am growing plants from seeds.

Perhaps the biggest name in You Tube related to grow-bags is Larry Hall, a You-Tuber from Minnesota with some 60K subscribers and millions of views. The viral nature of his You Tube channel is no surprise since he has an incredible garden using grow bags and a self-watering system that he invented called, "Rain-Gutter Grow System."

Monday, February 22, 2016

Planting Blackberry Bush in Denim Bag

About two weeks ago, I purchased a blackberry Apache thornless bush from Walmart. 

My plan was to plant it in a home-made grow-bag, but I got the wrong material and so I improvised.

Two days ago I planted it and here’s what I did.

I got one of my husband’s old jeans and cut out one of the legs. Then I stitched the bigger end to form a tall bag.