“Are grow bags good for growing a vegetable garden and how long do they last?” Question from Erin of Kirkwood, Missouri
Answer: I have used grow bags and found that they are very good for vegetable growing. Grow bags are inexpensive, remain aerated, and provide a lot of space for plant growth. The life of each will depend on the manufacturer. Smart Pots is one of the best manufacturers of grow bags, and their products last from three to five years, according to their website. Grow bags will not last as long as a traditional raised bed, but they are reasonably priced and offer an easy way to test out raised bed gardening without the high cost. I recommend them
Black Gold Horticulturist
Plants are the lens Jessie views the world through because they’re all-sustaining. (“They feed, clothe, house and heal us. They produce the air we breathe and even make us smell pretty.”) She’s a garden writer and photographer with degrees in both horticulture and plant biology from Purdue and Michigan State Universities. Her degrees were bolstered by internships at Longwood Gardens and the American Horticultural Society. She has since worked for many horticultural institutions and companies and now manages communications for Sun Gro Horticulture, the parent company of Black Gold. Her joy is sharing all things green and lovely with her two daughters.
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