How and What to Grow - Gro-Bags, Gro-Sacs and Planters
What You Will Need
Getting Started with Gro-Bags/Planters - Seeds
- First you need to place the gro-bag/planter in your selected location, then loosen the compost by shaking/kneading or rolling the gro-bag/planter making sure when you've finished doing this the compost is evenly distributed.
- Using scissors, cut out the required amount of pre-marked squares, depending on what you are growing you may want to use 2 or all of them.
- Gently push one seed into compost in the middle of each plating space, lightly cover with a thin layer of compost
- Water and make sure to keep the compost moist, don't allow it to dry out
- As the plant germinates and gets taller, place a cane or planting ring with it
Getting Started with Gro-Bags/Planters - Plants
- Same first two steps as with seeds
- Carefully create a planting hole, this needs to be big enough to fit your plants roots so they sit just under the soil surface.
- Gently refill the space left in the whole and lightly firm the plant
- Place a cane with each plant and tie it to it, this will provide stability and stop it from falling/bowing over. as the plant grow, keep tying it in. Alternatively, you can use a planting ring.
- Water generously
What To Grow
|French Beans||Chillies||Sweet Peppers|
Getting Started With Gro-Sacs
- Place the gro-sac in a sunny, sheltered spot that enjoys several hours of sunlight
- Puncture drainage holes in the bag and using scissors, open at the top along the marked line
- Roll the bag down until the compost is 2 inches from the top
- Depending on what you are gowing, you may only be able to place in one seed/plant per gro-sac, some vegetables don't require a lot of room, so you would be able to grow more in each gro-sac
What To Grow
- Water regularly, try not to let the soil become too dry in hot warm conditions
- A weekly feed of diluted liquid tomato feed, or a vegetable & fruit feed, will be needed due to the limited amount of compost in the gro-bags, gro-sacs and planters and the nutrients in it will be used up quickly
- Where you have gaps in the gro-bags, gro-sacs or planters, you can always add some colourful plants to brighten them up