By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
What does a wine bag and a root crop have in common?
Well, on the surface nothing but if you look at the design of the bag and know the requirements of these crops then you can figure out the common ground, which is depth.
A wine bag is a very deep container designed to hold wine bottles and root crops need a certain depth of soil. When combined a wine bag is a perfect container for root crops.
But what is a root crop and how do you plant a wine bag? A root crop is anything by which you eat the root and sometimes the leaves. This includes potatoes, turnips, beets, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
All of these vegetables require a deep soil that is loose and free of stones, which can deform the vegetable if the root hits it. This is where the bag comes into play.
A wine bag is several inches deep and in doing so can address the needs of root crops. First, it can be filled as deep as needed and the soil can be designed to eliminate any stones or soil obstructions.
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