DIY grow bags for air pruning

amd4(6)June 2, 2014

After finding a video on YouTube about using reusable grocery bags as a grow bag, I decided to try it. (I was short on planters and had plenty of unused bags.) My roots are growing through the bottom of the bag! I think I planted too close to the bottom. (I planted potatoes, so I thought most of the growing would be up, and I would continue to add soil to the bag to "mound.") I also set the bags out on my patio. I know I need to elevate them now. Is there anything else I should do? I'm planning on putting them in a container with about a half inch of water to water from the bottom up. Good idea? Mistake? Any tips would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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johns.coastal.patio(USDA 10b, Sunset 24)

When you say they are on the patio, do you mean concrete or pavers? Surely the roots wouldn't go far out of the bag in that situation ... in which case I'd let the "late air prune" with some straggle.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 9:49AM
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