Bacsac: Gardens to Go

Bacsac: Gardens to Go

Jeanine Brennan
Apr 23, 2010

The past few years we've moved several times and each time we were sad to leave a carefully tended garden plot behind. With something like the french-designed Bacsac, we could have moved our garden to our new home and set it up on the back deck, just like it had always been there.

Bacsacs are new lightweight, durable and recyclable containers that comes in lots of different sizes and shapes. A Bacsac lets you garden on your rooftop, your balcony or anywhere you want. They're made from a fabric-type material (commonly used for soil or erosion containment) that allows the soil to breathe, and rainwater to be absorbed without evaporating as easily as in a pot. You can easily move a Bacsac when you relocate to a new home (although I'm not sure we'd do it on the roof of a mini!).

For urban gardeners without big planters on their decks, this idea looks nice. Especially if you want to plant a garden without having to commit to building a raised bed. The Bacsac's do look a little industrial, but you can plant a lot more in them than having a bunch of pots. And for the amount of space you can plant, in the long run they probably cost about the same.

>>> You can buy these in the US at A + R's online store

Images: Bacsac

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