Garden in a bag?

Garden in a bag?

You say you’ve used up all your garden space and have no more room for a few extra squash, but have you heard of “Garden in Bag?” Amber Wittwer shared the following idea last year from Marketplace Foods to this reporter, Frank Zufall, when I said I had no more room to plant squash. Wittwer said she just places bags of topsoil over the ground for her garden. I did this last year and it worked well, but I made some mistakes that I’m not making this year. Here’s my suggestion to turn a bag of topsoil into a mini-garden: First, make sure you remove the sod under the bag first and turn up the soil beneath. Second, cut a hole in the underside of the bag, the side touching the ground, so roots can expand from the bag into the soil below. Third, make sure the cut on the top of the bag where you plant your seeds or seedling is fairly large (last year I just had a narrow slit resulting in not enough water going into the bag). And fourth, add a little bit of 10-10-10 fertilizer to the topsoil and mix around a bit before you plant. Try it and see if it works for you.

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