There are many excellent reasons to grow your own food.
• You'll save money.
• The food tastes better.
• You can grow varieties you'll never find at your grocery store.
• The food is much healthier. Commercial food is usually weeks old by the time it goes from farm to plate losing much of it's nutrition along the way.
• You have control over what, if any, measures are taken to prevent pests.
• Growing your own food brings an immense amount of personal satisfaction.
Got a Sunny Spot? You Can Garden!
But there are many reasons it may not be practical for you to have a vegetable garden. You may be short on space. You may rent and are not allowed to alter the landscaping. You may live where you have no yard or terrible soil conditions. You may not have the time or energy it takes to keep up a garden.
But as long as you have a small sunny spot – even if it's concrete – you can easily grow your own food with this amazing do-it-yourself, self-watering garden system.
It's so simple, so easy, and so productive you may want to smack yourself in the forehead and ask "Why didn't I think of this sooner?"
This version of container gardening has some big built-in advantages. And the results speak for themselves.
How to Get Started
These instructions are for the smallest "garden". If you have more space, you can scale up.
Find a flat spot that gets enough sunlight to grow your plants of choice. Don't worry what the surface is. You can do this on a lawn, deck, gravel, or pavement.
Is this space large enough to hold a small kiddie swimming pool? If not, no worries, you can still do this on an even smaller scale.
Gather the things you'll need to get started:
• A small kiddie pool (usually 3-4 feet diameter)
• 5-6 recyclable shopping bags
• Potting soil
• Seeds or starter plants of your choice
• Fill each shopping bag with potting soil.
• Add plants or seeds to each bag and water as usual.
• Place your kiddie pool where you want to have your garden.
• Set bags in kiddie pool and fill with one inch of water.
As long as you keep 1 inch of water, your garden will be self-watering.
Frequently Asked Questions
I can hear your wheels spinning. When I learned about this method I had a lot of questions, too.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Q: What can you grow in these garden bags?
A: Just about anything.
Most people start growing the basics like tomatoes, peppers, or lettuce. But I've seen people successfully grow strawberries, blackberries, potatoes, melons, pole beans, corn, and even fruit trees!
Q: Will my results be similar to traditional gardening or gardening in regular containers?
A: Your results can realistically be much better! Watch the short video at the end of this post and check out this Facebook group. I think you'll be amazed at the productivity thousands of gardeners have experienced.
Q: Where's the best place to get bags?
A: Oddly, the consensus is that Walmart bags — which are a deal at $.50 — hold up the best. Most gardeners get a few seasons out of them.
Instead of grocery bags you can buy bags specially designed for this purpose. They will hold up better and look nicer, but are more expensive. Two popular brands include Root Pouch and Smart Pots, both available on Amazon.
Q: Will my plants get rootbound?
A: No! Unlike growing in typical containers your plants won't get rootbound since growing in bags "air prunes" the roots. (1)
Q: Will water in my kiddie pool will grow algae or attract mosquitoes?
A: Both algae and mosquitoes can be a problem. Drilling a drain hole in the side of the pool about 2 inches up will help. The video at the bottom of the post shows a simple float you can mount to get rid of extra water. Adding pea gravel to the water keeps both at bay, and looks more attractive, too.
Q: Can I still do this if I don't have enough room for a kiddie pool?
A: Yes! If you don't have enough space for a kiddie pool, you can put individual bags into any container that holds water. Plastic storage containers work well.
Q: I'm not always around. Is there a way to automate watering?
A: You can connect the kiddie pool to a water source with a valve to keep it automatically filled to 1 inch.
Q: Can I use compost in my grow bag garden?
A: Sure! Many container gardeners make their own soil mix – usually a combination of peat moss, vermiculite, and compost.
For more info...
If you are interested in learning more about growing your own food in small spaces, check out Rain Gutter Grow System Group Facebook Page.
You'll find an active community bursting with innovative ideas on how to grow your own food using simple ideas like this one. And I think the results some group members are getting will knock your socks off!
If you've ever lamented that you couldn't grow your own vegetables because you had no space, it's very likely that now you do!
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Do You Know Your Body’s Most Important Weight Loss Secret?
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | HEALTHY FATS | REMEDIES
Recently, Doctor of Naturopathy, weight-loss expert and best-selling Amazon author Liz Swann Miller, creator of the Red Smoothie Detox Factor, revealed 2 of the secrets to easy, steady weight loss. Secrets the big food corporations do their best to hide from us.
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You probably know most of us eat too much processed food. What you may not know is that it’s full of toxic chemicals and substandard, dirt-cheap ingredients designed to make you eat more…and force you to gain weight.
Here’s how it works...
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Natural Diabetes Treatment Works Better Than Prescription Drugs *PROOF*
By Richard Neal
Tags: HEALING | REMEDIES | PREVENTION
According the latest statistics, diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States is reaching epidemic levels:
Total: 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 21.0 million people.
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).
Source: CDC Website
Drugs Treat Symptoms, Not Disease
Pharmaceutical companies have been trying to shut these doctors down simply for revealing the truth about diabetes.
Scientific studies have proven that type 2 diabetes can be reversed naturally - but this information has been hidden and suppressed for decades.
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Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes in a shocking new online presentation.
In 3 Weeks, 71% Type 2 Diabetics Were Taken off ALL Medication
96% of patients were able to stop all insulin injections and 81% achieved complete relief of painful neuropathy.
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#1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | PREVENTION
I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.
This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
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