How to use fabric grow bags
Fabric grow bags
are simply bags that allow you to grow plants comfortably; they are usually made of breathable material and have a drainage system to ensure that your plants don't get wet or start to rot after a while. The best part about grow bags is how adaptable they are and how easy it is to move them to different locations. Although convenient, many people are ignorant about the use of fabric grow bags, which is what we are here for.
How to use a fabric grow bag
You've decided on the length of the grow bag you want and the size that fits your plants; you've purchased the grow bag and now you want to know how to start using it. We're here to serve you; here's how to use a fabric grow bag.
1. First, you need to lay clay pebbles on the end of the bag to help drainage; make sure the end of the bag is completely covered with pebbles.
2. Next, add soil to the bag; you can choose to make your own mixture or use a gardening soil similar to compost. The soil needs to fill the bag halfway.
3. Next, if your bag doesn't have any shape, you need to shake it with the soil inside to loosen it up so the soil can spread out evenly.
4. If the bottom of the bag does not have a drainage hole, punch a hole in the bottom of the bag; this will ensure that the bag drains excess water to prevent standing water.
5. Select the plants you plan to use. For grow bags, you should choose plants with shallow roots to avoid poor root development. Plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, flowers and peppers are ideal.
6. Place the bag in a place where it will get enough warmth and sunlight so that your plants will get all the nutrients they need to grow healthily.
7. Dig out some soil to make room for your plants. Make sure the space created is large enough to accommodate the entire plant's roots.
8. Place the root ball into the created space and then use the soil you dug out, making sure the root ball is completely covered with soil.
9. Make sure to water the bag properly; the grow bag will need to be watered frequently, so check on the plants as often as possible.
Hydroponics in fabric grow bags
Anyone can water fabric pots manually or automatically. You need to make sure you have enough water so that your plants don't dry out and you don't end up watering them. Obviously, grow bags dry out faster than other growing media because of their breathable and drainage system.
To water plants in grow bags, you can use a drip irrigation system to make sure your plants always get enough water; soaker hoses are ideal for drip systems. Another option is an automatic watering system; this is accomplished by placing a container filled with water under the grow bag to collect water when needed.