Grow Bags

I do not have much of a green thumb but I do like to grow things. Nick will usually build me a small raised bed at the end of the yard where there is a lot of sun all day. I have not had a garden bed in the past couple years. The last one I had was not very successful. Every time a sprig would come up, the birds or squirrels would snap them right out of the dirt. It was not worth the trouble, the money or the dead grassy spots left in the yard. 

This year I’m taking a different approach and decided to purchase some 5 gallon “Grow Bags”. I was not sure how they would do so I only purchased a pack of three. I feel like they are more of just 3 gallon bags instead of 5 but I’ll take their word for it. I headed to Home Depot and picked up two bags of dirt, a few cucumber plants and just one tomato plant. I was shocked at how expensive plants were now days. What ever happened to it being cheaper to grow you own veggies?

I loved how well and sturdy these grow bags held a bag of dirt each. They have handles on each side that make it easy to move them around so there will be no dead spots in my grass. The material allows for natural drainage so I do not have to worry about them being over watered. It’s just like them being planted in the ground. Once they start growing good, I will be adding a tomato cage to both plants. I hope I get a great climbing vine of cucumbers and bushy fruitful tomato plant. 

Right now I have them sitting on my patio. We are expecting a frost this weekend. Since they are in these grow bags, I can just move them inside (placed on plastic of course) or move them under the carport until there is no more threats of frost.

I may add strawberries to the third bag. 
What are you growing this year? Have you ever used grow bags or pot to plant your veggies? 


  1. I like that idea. I like to get our plants here in Florida and have them blooming when we get back to NC, this sounds like a great way to do that. THANKS
    Things are a little better here.
    The best to you ;-)

  2. I know one thing I have to try those! Looks like those will be perfect and great you can move them like this weather we're having the weekend to protect them! Thanks for sharing those!

  3. What a great idea. I plant tomatoes all over my yard. I love them. But this year, it's been so cold, I haven't been able to get them out in the yard. I started them as seeds, because you're right- very expensive as plants anymore!

  4. I have those same bags (with a flap on the side) that I have my potatoes started in. When I want to harvest a few potatoes without disturbing the entire plant I can lift the flap and get my potatoes. I can't wait to see if this is as great as it sounds.

  5. I have never seen those bags but what a great idea! I can't wait to see what kind of success you have! xo Diana

  6. I don't think I've ever heard of grow bags, but I like the idea of them! I'm not much of a green thumb either. Maybe I should give this a try!

  7. That looks like a great idea. Not even trying to grow anything this year. We just don't get enough sun here in the woods.