Tuesday Tip: Short on Space? Grow a Garden in a Bag!

Tuesday Tip: Short on Space? Grow a Garden in a Bag!

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Landis Carey
May 17, 2011

Even if you don't live in a small space, read on because gardening in a bag may very well change the way you plan your plants. And if you are a city dweller living without a patch of land but have access to outdoor space, a portable planting bag is a great option for growing herbs and veggies. Not a city dweller? You may very well find it useful during times...

...when the rain is pouring down or when you want to control the environment where your seedlings are growing.

For example, yesterday's pouring rain made me concerned about my newly planted herbs. As I watched the rain come down, I thought to myself...if only I could carry the entire planter to a spot where it wouldn't be drenched. But, unfortunately, there was no way that was possible.

The Gardman Summer Vegetable Planter (second image above) is available online from GardenStead.com for $9.95 and seems like a great option. There aren't many reviews, so it makes me wonder how long it's been on the market. Creating a planter from an old cotton bucket bag that has sturdy straps might be a great option, too. Or a reusable grocery bag, like the one from Whole Foods pictured above

If you have experience growing a garden in a bag, chime in below! We'd love to hear your thoughts!

(Images: About.com, poppytalk)

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