Thursday, June 23, 2011
Patio Gardening: Loving My Grow Bag!
My thumbs are not as green as I would like them to be, but my patio garden is almost convincing me otherwise this year. While I would like to take all the credit for making my plants happy, I’m pretty sure it has more to do with some changes I’ve made in their living arrangements.
For one, I bought an Oregon Breather Grow Bag to try out with a tomato plant. I only purchased one grow bag, since I didn’t really want to make much of an investment in them before I tested it out. I was intrigued by the idea of grow bags providing better drainage, being healthier for roots and working as an eco-friendlier option for container gardening. I chose this particular grow bag because it is made in the USA from recycled materials, shipped from just a few hours from where I live and can be reused each year.
Now that I have been using it for about a month, I’m totally crushing on it and am planning to order more. The handles (which you can't really see in the pic - sorry) make it easy to move around whenever I decide I need to redesign my patio garden, and I actually really like the simple, clean look of it.
Also - I can’t believe how much the tomato plant has grown and how happy it is – which may not seem very impressive to all of you expert urban gardeners, but this is a definite win for me.
The other change I made this year was getting a tiny greenhouse, which I will write about in a separate post.
Side note: I am not at all affiliated with House of Green – the makers of this grow bag – and they have no idea I am writing this. If you are interested in checking out their grow bags, you can visit their website here. If you look locally, you might also be able to find a company that makes similar bags in your area.