made in america grow bags

Am a big fan of grow bags.  First discovered them a couple of years ago, before they were widely available in the states. my first ones came from a source in England. They are the brown ones in the picture.  In the foreground is the smaller 4 unit, behind the fence the larger.  They are super!  But they are big and difficult to move around with soil in them. Still, they hold a tremendous amount of soil, are breatheable, and have grown lots of crops for me.  If one is of the mind, they can be emptied and neatly stowed away.  WHich is what I do with the ones I use for potatoes.

Recently discovered these Made in America grow bags. the light colored round one on the left in the picture. This is a 15 gallon one.  The material is probably recycled soda bottles and is probably made in china!  But maybe not. the grow bag itself has a Made in America tag on it.  15 gallons is a lot of dirt and I’ve used it for my shallots.  They had all been in the brown one, but took those planted in the front two portions and most of the back right one and got them all in the new bag.  This will be interesting, as now I shall see if there is a difference.

Purchased several of these american grow bags. a “trial” lot of 1 x 15 gallon, and 3 each 11, 8, 5, and 3 gallon.  Between these and my existing grow bags will be able to expand my garden nicely. 

With 3 in ground beds, it doesn’t leave me with much room to rotate plantings, especially since each year one bed is devoted to alliums and they aren’t harvested until  around June.  The grow bags, and some 5 gallon plastic pots recycled from the neighbors’ landscaping projeccts,  give me the equivalent to at least another bed.  although one of the big 4 unit grow bags has become permanent home to a planting of comfrey.  This way it does not become invasive, but has plenty of room to grow and thrive. In the spring, dig up two of the plantings and dry the roots. then split up the other two for more growing.

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