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Instructions for the Grow Bags

How Much Soil
Do I Need?

For our Grow Bags, we
recommend Container Mix
or Organic Container Mix.
Both are available
in 20 qt. bags.

Salad Grow Bag 35 qt.
Herb Grow Bag 20 qt.
Pepper Grow Bag 34 qt.
Tomato Grow Bag 60 qt.

Grow Bags are made of a double-layer, polypropylene fabric that is air- and water-permeable. Unlike plastic pots or bags, the fabric “breathes” to prevent overheating and over-watering.

Soil and Fertilizer

We recommend filling the Grow Bags with our Container Mix or Organic Container Mix. Or, you can make your own potting soil. A good recipe is 5 parts compost, 1 part sand, 1 part vermiculite or perlite and 1 part sphagnum peat. It is important to use a blend that drains freely. Before planting, thoroughly moisten the soil and incorporate a slow-release, granular fertilizer such as our Organic Tomato Fertilizer for tomatoes and our All-Purpose Organic Fertilizer for peppers, salad greens and herbs. After planting, keep the planting mix uniformly moist, but not wet. Water thoroughly so that water penetrates to the lowest portion of the bag each time you water.

Salad Bag

For growing salad greens, we recommend using Organic Container Mix. This compost-enriched blend will ensure these fast-growing plants have access to readily available nutrients. If you will be planting successive crops of salad greens, we recommend incorporating our All-Purpose Fertilizer at planting time to provide a season-long supply of nutrients.

Pre-moisten the soil and fill the bag to within 2″ of the top.

Plant your seeds, or, if transplanting, position your transplants and add more soil as needed. Press gently around the roots to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly.

For watering convenience, pair this grow bag with our Self-Watering Tray.

Herb Bag

We recommend using Organic Container Mix. Some herbs, including rosemary, thyme, oregano, and sage, prefer a sandier, slightly drier growing medium, so you might want to add 1 quart of sand to the mixture. Add 1/4 cup All-Purpose Organic Fertilizer.

Pre-moisten the soil and fill the bag to within 2″ of the top.

Plant your herbs and add more soil as needed. Press gently around the roots to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly.

For watering convenience, pair this grow bag with our Self-Watering Tray.

Pepper Bag

We recommend using Organic Container Mix. Add 1/2 cup All-Purpose Fertilizer.

Pre-moisten the soil and fill the bag to within 2″ of the top.

For best results, plant one pepper plant per bag. Postition the plant and press gently around the roots to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly.

For watering convenience, pair this grow bag with our Self-Watering Tray.

Tomato Bag

We recommend using Organic Container Mix. Add 1 cup Organic Tomato Fertilizer.

Pre-moisten the soil and fill the bag to within 2″ of the top.

For best results, plant one tomato plant per bag. Tomato plants develop roots along the entire stem, so it's good to plant it deep, burying 2-3″ of stem. This encourages growth of more roots that will feed and stabilize the plant. Press gently around the roots to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly.

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