Plant a Small Garden In a Bag of Soil
The fastest way for someone to get into gardening is gardening in a bag because this is the simplest and fastest way. All you need is a bag of potting soil and some seeds. You can get this from any garden supply, or any grocery market and it will cost you just a few bucks.
BENEFITS OF GARDENING IN BAGS OF GARDENING SOIL
The primary benefit of growing directly into a bag of soil is speed. Convenience and cost savings are also big benefits of this method. With this method, the container, soil preparation, and so forth are all taken care of and only the plant or seeds are needed to complete it. A small garden (or part of one) can be planted in less than a minute – literally.
The first and most important benefit is speed, as well as convenience and cost savings. You can plant a small garden in literally just a few minutes !
Are you one of those people who have limited space and resources? Well this is the perfect for you! Soil bag gardening requires little space and you can set it up very easily. It has its disadvantages also.
The first disadvantage is longevity. You shouldn’t use the bag of soil again as another growing container. Because of its depletion of nutrients, most container gardeners use the soil only for one crop and then replace it.
HOW TO PLANT GARDEN IN BAG OF POTTING SOIL
First, find the perfect size bag of soil for your space and plant needs. The best would be between 1 and 2 cubic feet in size meaning they will be a good mixture of compost, mulch and possibly peat.The labeled potting soil are usually the best.
Then find the plants you want to grow or the seedlings or seeds. And you are ready to start!
Place the bag wherever you want it for the season. Have in mind that some soil might drain out of the bag and spilling might occur. Make sure to cover the bag and avoid heavy rain out of it.
Once you found a good spot with enough sunlight and shelter from the rain, pierce small holes (about 1/4 inch in diameter or so) around the bottom edges of the bag. You can always put more holes in the lower end used for drainage. For 1x1x1 foot bag, you should put 4 holes in the longer sides and 2 holes in the shorter.
Now, cut the top open in order to make a hole, or punch large holes in the top of the bag. Use your judgment or experiment by starting this way and, if your plants wilt too often, cut the bag away. Then put your seedlings or seeds in place.
Water the plant frequently and lightly. Once a day or every other day would be enough. If there is heavy rain avoid watering since the rain will do the job, so you avoid soaking.
Watch the plants grow!
WHAT TO PLANT IN BAGS OF POTTING SOIL
Any plant that is successful in large containers will be the same in a garden soil bag. For example: cherry or bush tomatoes,bush beans, vined squash varieties, lettuce, cucumbers, and any other plant that doesn’t need deep rooting works. Make sure to grow them one at a time.
GARDENING TIPS FOR USING BAGS OF SOIL
Don’t let it dry because this will cause the plants to die. Keep it moist but not too much because it will deplete the soil of nutrients too quickly and eventually will cause problems for your plants.