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Posted by Admin on January, 23, 2023
If, like me, you resort to using bottles to grow some of your plants, try using a cultivating bag this year. They have some benefits over plastic pots or terra cotta. I was particularly interested to learn about "air pruning." Here's why and when to use a grow bag and some different kinds of grow bags.
Pots are weighty and difficult to move. Grow bags are lightweight. If you are developing on your balcony or anywhere weight is an issue or will need to move the containers throughout the growing season, fabric pots weigh almost nothing. It is only the heaviness of the soil that you have to deal with.
They are breathable and drain well. Unlike plastic, the fabric lets air reach plant roots so the soil won't get damp. It is tough to overwater them.
They stop plants from becoming root bound. When a root touches the side of the container it comes in contact with drier soil and more air. In its place of circling the pot and finally strangling the plant, that root stops rising. Called "air pruning," this boosts the plant to make new roots giving it a healthy root system with many small root tips that can take in water and nutrients instead of a few long roots clogging it.
Soil is chilled in summer. Black plastic pots warm up in the summer sun. Since the bags can breathe, heat can leak.
Be watchful when shopping online for grow bags that all bags are not the same. Some cheap ones are just durable, black plastic bags—like a contractor's trash bag. They might be inexpensive but they offer none of the benefits of a fabric grown bag. Plastic bags do not water well; they hold water and heat which is bad for the soil!
All the plants raised just well though the sweet potatoes could have used a bigger bag. Many of them bred in an L-shape like they hit the side of the bag and took a right-angle turn.
The compost in the bag shouldn't get too dense; keep it movable by shaking and massaging it like a pillow.
Keep in mind that the top of each root ball should be just below the top of the bag.
Water well and tag. Keep the compost moist and feed plants like aubergine, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers with an extreme potash fertilizer when flowers appear.
Since grow bags are so leaky and drain fast, they do need more everyday watering than a plastic container. If you use them inside be sure to put them in a big saucer to contain any leakage.
Taller plants (such as tomatoes) require care. Place a cane into the bag and tie the plant to the cane and join or link the cane to a frame.
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