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Posted on 11 May 2013 by urbangardencasual.com

The Laziest Way to Garden-Potting Soil Bag Planter

Photo Credit: Using bags of soil to grown a salad garden by American College of Health Care Sciences

Photo Credit: Using bags of soil to grown a salad garden by American College of Health Care Sciences

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Many years ago, there was a rash of plantings that were occurring in potting soil bags.

This was a great approach for those urban gardeners who had no land or could not plant a garden on their property.

But as ours lives have gotten busier, the potting soil bag garden is coming back into vogue.

Why would one plant a garden in a bag of potting soil? Well the answer is simple and that is the convenience. There is no mixing; no laying down drainage material, no cleaning containers, and the end of the season cleanup is easy. Just dump the soil in the compost bin or throw it away.

While there are pros, there are also cons to this planting approach. First, there could be a health issue with the toxins in the plastic. As the plastic heats up, the chemicals can contaminate the soil and in doing so will contaminate anything you harvest out of that garden.

Second, Read the rest of this entry »

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