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New Post 2/22/2009 12:10 PM
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Growing veggies in bags  (United States)
Modified By host  on 2/22/2009 11:18:50 AM)

I am experimenting with a new garden technique that I found on-line -- Gardening in a Bag. Apparently this is all the rage in Europe and the UK for people with limited garden space and time. The technique is supposed to work great with shallow rooted vegetables. I have some heirloom tomato seedlings and hot pepper seedlings that I just transplanted into the bags. This particular method that I am using is NOT organic as the bags of garden dirt mix that I purchased have chemical fertilizer added already.

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New Post 3/19/2009 7:27 PM
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Re: Growing veggies in bags  (United States)
Modified By host  on 3/19/2009 5:28:14 PM)

Here is an update to my garden in a bag. 1 month later the maters are growing very well!

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The reason why I did this was 1) it is an experiment and 2) I did not want to dig out and weed a new bed. If you Google “growing tomatoes in bags” you will see both pro and con arguments, but I have to say that so far, even with Florida’s lack of rain, my plants have been doing very well and I water them maybe only every other day. The reason why I went with the Sta-Green product was the $7 / 40lb bag price at Lowes. Although the bags had fertilizer already added (I did not realize that when I bought them so they won’t qualify as “organic”) I have been supplementing with organic water fed fertilizer once a week (powdered Seabird Guano, Maxicrop, Azomite Rock Powder and Superthrive plant vitamins. The first three items I sold to myself from my garden store). I used to have a raised bed garden (see http://www.floridagardener.com/vgarden/raised.htm), but the weeds (torpedo grass!!!) invaded it in the first year, eventually the wood rotted so I just returned that spot back to the lawn.

So far, I have not had any weeds get into my bag experiment, but I am keeping an eye out for hornworms. I made a mix of Thuricide (a natural Bt product) and wet the plants down with it today. We had some rain here in South Florida the last couple of day so they should be happy regarding water until next week!

 
New Post 3/24/2009 8:36 PM
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Re: Growing veggies in bags  (United States)

How exciting! The tomatoes are blooming! This is excellent since the lower evening and nighttime temps are important for the fruit to set.

 
New Post 7/4/2009 12:06 AM
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Re: Growing veggies in bags  (United States)

Sounds like a perfect solution to limited space, I have been looking for a spot to plant, but I have very limited space. This is perfect.

 
New Post 7/5/2009 7:08 PM
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Re: Growing veggies in bags  (United States)

Hi Herbal_Elixer, I yanked out my tomato plants today and planted Ichiban and black beauty eggplants from the HD. I also put in a poblano pepper.  Bought & planted some seeds too -- Bush Champion Cucumber, Clemson Spineless Okra and Summer Squash (Fordhook Zucchini). My 'mators were so done (I had more stinkbugs than fruit), I should have yanked them a couple of weeks ago... The bags? Well they work quite well so I am reusing them for my new vegetables. I will drop some updates in a few weeks on how they are doing. Try the bag technique, I think you will like it. Post back your results...

 
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