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Post  VJ72584 on 1/3/2018, 1:32 pm

Has anyone used something like these bags I found on Amazon?  I was hoping they might be good for tomatoes. I have a few elderly folks from my church that could definitely manage to water something like this if I fill and plant it. 

https://www.amazon.com/247Garden-5-Pack-Gallon-Aeration-Handles/dp/B013JFHMNK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1515003876&sr=8-3&keywords=grow+bags+7+gallon
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Post  landarch on 1/3/2018, 6:54 pm

These should work well...I've used a cheap plastic bag with holes version.  The shrub and tree industry has been switching to grow bags because of the air/ root pruning...unlike trying to grow in a large hard plastic pot or container.

That said, these need watered well in the heat of the summer...so keep an eye on nitrogen which may leach out faster than normal.
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Post  trolleydriver on 1/3/2018, 7:54 pm

@VJ72584 wrote:Has anyone used something like these bags I found on Amazon?  I was hoping they might be good for tomatoes. I have a few elderly folks from my church that could definitely manage to water something like this if I fill and plant it. 

https://www.amazon.com/247Garden-5-Pack-Gallon-Aeration-Handles/dp/B013JFHMNK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1515003876&sr=8-3&keywords=grow+bags+7+gallon

Check out the price difference in Canada. Yikes! $43.89 Canadian versus 8.95 USD. The Canadian dollar is around 79 cents US. The way out price at Amazon Canada makes no sense. I definitely will not be buying those grow bags up here in the great white north.

https://www.amazon.ca/247Garden-5-Pack-Gallon-Aeration-Handles/dp/B013JFHMNK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515027092&sr=8-1&keywords=247Garden+5-Pack+7+Gallon+Grow+Bags

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Post  SQWIB on 1/3/2018, 8:10 pm

I used to use with a few. I used the awesome pot.
What's nice is you can get them with mulching lids built in.
They are from recycled water bottles I believe.
https://sites.google.com/site/sqwibsurbangardeningadventure/air-pruning-garden
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Post  VJ72584 on 1/4/2018, 9:35 am

I looked at that awesome pot online. They are more expensive, but I do like the cinched top. Maybe I will order a couple of each and compare.  Might be able to use landscape fabric to create a bit of a cover on the cheaper pots. It is so hot here in the summer so watering will be key.  Did you have to add any nutrients during the grow season?

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Post  SQWIB on 1/4/2018, 10:35 am

@VJ72584 wrote:I looked at that awesome pot online. They are more expensive, but I do like the cinched top. Maybe I will order a couple of each and compare.  Might be able to use landscape fabric to create a bit of a cover on the cheaper pots. It is so hot here in the summer so watering will be key.  Did you have to add any nutrients during the grow season?

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Use pond underlayment instead.
For filling I had success following Larry Halls suggestion
He does a lot of air pruning stuff
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Post  SQWIB on 1/4/2018, 10:54 am

Doing a search on awesome pots and it looks like they went out of business, no surprise, but it's a shame it was a great product and worth the cost.
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