Canvas Grow bags

I have a balcony in my new digs. It gets a decent amount of sunlight, enough for a garden anyways.

There’s a lot of complicated information online for gardening; types of potting soil, fertilizer, top soil, compost, when to use, how to use, what to avoid, etc. I have zero gardening experience, so it was kinda mind-boggling. Eventually, I managed to jump in and buy some plants, tomato, kale and strawberry. I put them in small pots, planning on buying larger pots as they grew.

And then I found out about grow bags, which are very useful for container gardening, and super easy to make, if you sew. How exciting!

Using some natural canvas that I had kicking around from my market bags, I made a hanging grow bag:


And a couple smaller stand alone bags:


After learning about grow bags, I had to go buy more plants. It was a lot of fun picking out the little dudes. I had to restrain myself though, even though I kinda loved the idea of corn stalks on my balcony, I thought that I should probably stick with the plants that don’t grow as high as an elephant’s eye.

Here’s the gang:


And here’s the tutorial I used to make most of the grow bags (I didn’t use a tute or a pattern to make the hanging bag, maybe I’ll post one soon).

I’ve wanted to grow vegetables for years, so I’m pretty stoked about this.

One thought on “Canvas Grow bags

  1. So cool! I’ve never actually heard of these so I’m intrigued 🙂 I started my own veggie garden this year…and i may have to use these bags next year. Happy gardening.

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