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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1
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Default A few pic's of my grow bag garden

A few days ago I got the last plants planted in my grow bag garden here are a few pics. My garden has 5 tomato plants 2 Black Seaman, 1 Jet Star, 1 Big Boy & a Sweet 100 in addition I have 5 pepper plants 2 Cubanelle, 2 Shish!to, 1 North Star bell pepper. 2 bags have Blue Lake pole beans 1 bag of Contender bush beans plus 1 bag with 2 straight 8 cukes. A bag of leaf lettuce, 1 bag with 2 types of radish and a bag with Detroit red beets and 2 bags with Snowbird peas and for the wife 1 bag with Scarlet Runner beans. This is the 1st year I started from seed all the tomatoes, peppers & cukes under grow lights all the rest were direct sown in the grow bags.
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Looks nice.

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Thanks this is my 5th yr doing a grow bag garden on my back porch, and the first year starting my plants indoors under grow lights.
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Hi Jetstar,
Your garden looks fantastic! Are those fabric grocery bags? I haven't tried growing in grow bags. I plant in raised beds mostly, some earth boxes, and some pots. I gave my niece a plant to grow on her fire escape and she was looking at grow bags and wanted my opinion. Since I haven't used them, I came to tville. Any tips, pros, or cons?

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Thanks for the kind words jhp I use grow bags because I have such limited space. when I was a kid we had a huge 2 acre garden and large fruit cellar that was filled every fall with canned veggies along with potatoes, cabbage,winter squash and such. The only advice I offer to those who want to try doing a grow bag garden is that you have to supply the needed fertilizers each plant variety needs on a regular basis beans are about the only veggie I can think of that just doesn't need much for supplements as long as the ph of the potting mix is good there fine. But tomatoes & peppers need the right fertilizers about every 2 weeks after the first month even potting mix that claims it will provide fertilizer for 3 months is pretty much done after 2 or 3 weeks when your growing tomatoes & peppers.
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Thanks Jetstar.
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