No-Hoe Plastic Bag Garden
After growing gardens for 20 years, I'm over hoeing, weeding -- basically anything but planting and harvesting. So I'm a fan of plastic bag gardening. It's easy. Buy a bag of garden or top soil; cut out a drainage hole in the bottom,P and peel away the top plastic panel; and plant seeds in the soil.
Here's what a radish looks like growing in a plastic bag. I also planted carrots, which grew plump and sweet.
Mulch over the plastic, and no one knows you've taken a garden shortcut.
The best thing: No weeds grow in this virgin soil. I get about two years of hoe- and weed-free gardening from each bag of soil. Then, the weeds start showing up, I add the soil to my compost pile, and open a new bag. This is a great technique for gardeners who lack the space or healthy soil required to grow produce.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published May 3rd, 2015 9:01 PM
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