If you have been following me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you would have noticed that I am interested in gardening. This year my father and I have been working on our garden and so far it has been a success!
Our garden is in full swing! We have been enjoying salads made out of lettuce, pea sprouts, spinach, garlic chives, rocket and spring onions. Tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries are changing colour. Rhubarb is simmering on the stove and beetroots, carrots and a wall of climbing beans are ready to harvest!
You are probably wondering why are all these fruit and vegetables are grown in large green potato bags? The answer is simple- it’s easy!
We purchase them online from Green Harvest Organic Gardening Supplies in Queensland. There are many benefits growing produce in potato bags. We chose this way of gardening due to our limited soil and veggie patch.
Bugs, especially slugs and snails can be stubborn pests in the garden. Potato bags limit bugs, as the food is higher up and hard for them to reach. We place six bricks underneath each bag to elevate and allow the water to drain out more efficiently through the little holes in the bottom of the bags.
Potato bags come in all different sizes. The larger ones take three and a half bags of potting mix. Although this may seem like a lot of soil and money, it turns out economical in the long run. This is because they are recyclable. Discard old plants and grow new ones in the same bag- it is as easy as that!
Sometimes you will find that plants will grow better in a particular position. This could be due to soil, sun, temperature and light. This is when potato bags come in handy. They have two handles which makes them transportable. Just drag them to another position in the garden. They are also great for people who live in apartments. Place them on the balcony and away you go!
Gardening is so rewarding. If you are having difficulty with your soil at home, then give these potato bags a try! The only hard part is not eating everything before you get inside!