Growing Straight From the Bag

Story: Growing Straight From the Bag
Episode: 4
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 5th September 2020

The Richgro Grow Bag is the latest gardening innovation that is brilliant for growing tomatoes, chillies or strawberries.

  • Shake the bag and loosen the soil up. This will ensure the premium potting mix inside is light, friable, and airy, perfect for strong root development.
  • The black bag acts like a solar blanket, absorbing the sun and heating the soil up. Warm soil and good moisture levels are the key to great seedling growth.
  • Use scissors to cut drainage holes where marked on the base of the bag.
  • The soil itself is specially engineering for growing tomatoes and nutrient-hungry plants like herbs and vegetables.
  • Cut the holes for planting in the top of the bag. When planting, make sure your plants are set up so the roots can take off.
  • Your plants will need to be watered regularly. You don’t need to use much water because the moisture is held in the plastic.
  • All the beneficial elements will stay in the soil for at least two months. After that, all you need to do is feed weekly with a liquid fertiliser.
  • For better drainage, sit the Grow Bag atop an old tray.
  • The Grow Bag is fantastic if you have poor quality soil or you don’t have a lot of room in your garden.

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