Benefits of Bag Gardening

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

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Gardening can be a great hobby with a product that you know you will use either in decor or edibles. It can also be quite a money sink, but what if there was a way to reduce the amount of money you invested into your garden, produce less waste, and reap the same results? There is such a way to garden.

What is Bag Gardening?

In traditional container gardening, you use a pot to grow your plants. In bag gardening, you skip the pot. Instead, you plant your seed, seedling or plant cutting directly into the bag of soil that you would have used. Just cut an X in the area of the bag you would like to plant, add enough water to moisten the soil, and add your plant. This can help you save money in a number of ways. Best of all if you are an apartment dweller or move a lot in the same area, or just want to move your plant across the yard, your plants are extremely easy to move.

No Need For Containers

When you have a bag garden, you don’t really need to have other containers. You only need to cut a hole in the bag to add water and place the seed. In fact depending on the size of the soil bag you get, as well as the size and number of plants you are growing, one bag could hold more than one plant. Just cut a hole for each seed and make sure you leave enough room for the plant to grow.

Less Watering

A potting soil bag usually is made from a material that holds moisture inside. As a result you will need to water you plants less and use less water while you are watering your plants. In fact, with a bag garden your concern would most likely be over watering. Poke a few holes in the bottom to allow excess water to drain. This will reduce the chances of mold or mildew taking hold of your garden. A bag garden is ideal for those of us who want to grow plants, but also want to keep our water bill down.


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