This is an update to my video on how to make and use a free DIY grow bag for growing vegetables
.Make free DIY self watering grow bag for vegetable gardening Larry Hall inspired.
I got the idea of grow bags from Larry Hall who uses 50 cent Walmart bags and also rain gutters to grow his vegetables. I could not get any Walmart bags so made a tool to poke a ton of holes in my bags of dirt and used them as grow bags and set them into troughs of water made with plastic garbage bag liners and PVC. I think this method is working out well and can not think of a cheaper or easier method of growing plants on my balcony. The bags of dirt only cost $2 at leows. If you try it, be sure to sue a dirt with lots of organic matter so it will wick the water properly.
I don’t get much sun on my balcony as it faces east, so I am experimenting with different vegetables and plants to see what will grow the best in my situation.
I have been eating the sweet potato leaves as they grow very well and will be growing more ginger and have bought some Malabar spinach seeds to try .
here are some of my other gardening videos you may be interested in.
part 2 sweet potato leaves for food on the balcony experiment -algae & plant growth
Hester Martz tightwad potting plants method
Balcony vegetable gardening with grow bags made from landscape cloth and glue gun
Make free DIY self watering grow bag for vegetable gardening Larry Hall inspired.
balcony vegetable garden experiment update
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Mr Chiots and I love to go on evening walks with the chiots. We walk the stress of our little lake community admiring gardens as we go. Since we’ve lived here for 10 years, we’ve been watching a few gardens grow and change, while most pretty much stay the same. We always used to talk about this beautiful little yellow how with lovely gardens.
We watched as they added a fence, new cherry trees, a retaining wall, a seating area, and edible beds. The residents of the house were a mystery to us, until last fall. A sign about the oil/gas in the area was prominently displayed in their front yard, so we stopped and chatted with Jimmy. A few days later, Heather stopped by our home and a friendship was born.
By Chiot’s Run on 2012-05-18 11:39:17