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Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  happycamper on 5/21/2012, 11:31 pm

I have purchased 4 Oregon Breather 8 gallon grow bags from the House of Green and filled them with Mel's Mix. I think I will be planting bush beans tomorrow to test them out. I like the idea of them being portable and washable, realistically they could solve a "lack of sun" issue due to trees that I have.

I was wondering if anyone has tried MM in a grow bag? If you have, could you please let me know how it turned out?
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Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  BetsyC on 5/22/2012, 1:22 am

Hi there! I wish I could say I used Mel's Mix, but I started quite a few grow bags prior to hearing about SFG. The mix I used is pretty good; compost, some vermiculite and good soil but it isn't Mel's. Next year! Wink

Having said that, my 7 tomato plants and 3 pepper plants are doing great in grow bags! I started all my other veggies in SFGs, but wanted to try the bags, too. I only transplanted them a couple of weeks ago and I am getting flower blossoms and they all look healthy. Good luck to you!
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Post  TN_GARDENER on 5/22/2012, 6:43 am

I filled one of those cheap/free/recycled grocery bags with some potting mix.

My pepper plant is doing great and the bag is also holding up, too.

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Post  hruten on 5/22/2012, 6:55 am

I have MM in containers although not the grow bags. It's the first year, but everything is growing very well. Honestly, I got some container mix from Gardener's Supply co and it is a decent MM replica. it is a mix of perlite, vermiculite, peat, dolomitic and calcitic limestone.

I'm getting ready to use MM in a couple of 40lb sunflower seed bags and a 7 gal bucket for northern red potatoes. I can't wait for a successful year!!flower
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Post  jillintx on 5/22/2012, 9:49 am

I just planted some squash in MM in 10 gallon Root Pouches from the Greenhousemegastore.com. We've been in the 90's for several days, and so far they are staying moist (I'm watering daily). My thinking was that when the squash plant grows, it will shade the grow bag which will help to keep it cool and slow down evaporation. I hope this works because I love the flexibility of using grow bags - just plop one down wherever you have good sunlight! I also bought some 5 gallon bags for tomatoes in case I (again) exceed my garden's "carrying capacity."
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Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  walshevak on 5/22/2012, 3:20 pm

Potato sack



salad sack



These came from Gardeners Supply. My daughter gave them to me for Christmas. The potato sack is doing better than the salad sack which tends to collapse on the sides. I stuck a pot between it and the bakers rack to keep it squared up and the MM from falling out. Both tend to need extra water, but I'm used to watering my pots every day anyway.

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Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  happycamper on 5/23/2012, 3:41 pm

Thank you all for your valuable information. I just finished planting the bags and have a feeling they will work well after reading all of your posts.

Walshevak, I am also used to watering pots daily and I have been looking at those Gardeners Supply bags for some time and I am sure that is what gave me the idea to try these. Still looking at that Tractor Scoot too!
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Post  walshevak on 5/23/2012, 4:41 pm

I've asked for that for Christmas. Razz

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