How and what to grow - gro-bags, gro-sacs and planters

How and what to grow - gro-bags, gro-sacs and planters

Gro-Bags, Gro-Sacs and Planters can be used to grow a magnitude of vegetables, fruits, salad leaves and herbs, which can provide a good size homegrown crop for a very small amount of money.

The best areas to place your gro-bags, gro-sacs and planters are in a greenhouse or a sunny, sheltered spot in your garden, where they will receive a good amount of sunlight hours to help them grow.

What You Will Need

  1. Gro-Bags/Gro-Sacs/Planters
  2. Scissors
  3. Gloves
  4. Canes
  5. String

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 plant's roots so they sit just under the soil surface.
  • Gently refill the space left in the hole 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

Vegetables/salad

Courgette

Cucumber

Tomato

Radish

Cabbage

Lettuce

French Beans

Chillies

Sweet Peppers

Dwarf Beans

Aubergines

Beetroot

Spring Onions

 

 

Fruit

Herbs

How and what to grow - gro-bags, gro-sacs and planters

Chives

Thyme

Basil

Coriander

Cilantro

Dill

Parsley

Mint

Sage

Marjoram

Rosemary

Garlic

Oregano

Fennel

 

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
  • Water

What To Grow

Vegetables

How and what to grow - gro-bags, gro-sacs and planters

Carrots

Leeks

Onions

Potatoes

Parsnips

Sweet potatoes

Turnips

 

Top Tips

  • 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