Description of a commercial product, but bringing some good ideas for vertical gardening.
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Plug and Grow Upside Down Planter
Also known as Plug N Gro-bag.
This grow bag is so simple, you can’t go wrong! A major gardening breakthrough, the grow bag can help you grow the best flowers, herbs, berries or vegetables right on your patio or deck! Now you can plant 9 bedding plants in less than 10 minutes. All you have to do is plug it, water it, and watch it grow. Uses standard potting soil. Water and feed through the top. Also a space at the bottom for 1 to 2 plants. Grow bags for growing plants are nothing new. Cheap, garbage bag-type growing bags are used by the millions in Europe, but they are used flat on the ground, and not vertically.
Growing vertically brings you many significant advantages.
First, you can plant all the way around the bag, not just from the top, letting you plant four times the number of plants or more.
Second, a vertical gro-bag takes up almost no room. Third, growing vertically eliminates many common gardening problems such as ground insects, ground fungus, bacteria, slugs and other garden pests.
The Grow Bag is pictured here hanging from our Growing Pole, but you can also hang it from anything that can hold 30 to 40 pounds. You can often hang it on a patio from a wooden beam.