Growbag repurposed

If you have read my About page, you may recall that one of the first gardening endeavours was potatoes in a bag. These bags have been used time and time again – as has the compost since it seemed a waste to replace it after just one season. Thus, the bags were subsequently used for strawberries, runner beans and garlic, amongst other things.

However, at the end of last summer I decided the original compost, though enriched with green manure, needed a resting place, so now it has been added to the garden.

Having last week received 20 artichoke tubers through the post almost a month before expected, I had little ground prepared for them. But they are indeed live plants (as it says on the packet), so they have started sprouting!

In other words, I need to work like the clappers to get them in the ground or some other such place to grow. And what better than a grow bag? So, a bit of gardening by security light took place yesterday evening and another tuber was ensconced.

That leaves me with another 14. More digging at the allotment today then – without or without a means to hem them in.


© Helen Butt, March 2014

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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9 Responses to Growbag repurposed

  1. lovely post Helen thank you for sharing

  2. I had never heard of a grow bag. What are the conditions that make a bag a grow bag? Any special type of material? I can’t wait to see your artichokes!

    • I guess a grow bag can be any bag filled with growing medium (in this case a mixture of soil, compost and manure) which you grow things in. You normally buy them here ready made for things such as tomatoes. Mine is deep as it was designed for potatoes but generally they are flat.

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