Bag Gardening Resources

I came across the following video about a year ago - it's fairly short and fun to watch. It shows a girl in Uganda making a bag garden with her friends, and honestly, if kids can do this, so can adults. :) Right? Right! </p><object width="340" height="285"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="340" height="285"></embed></object><p>    We buy rice by the 5 or 10 kg bag, not 50 kg, so this method of rice bag gardening won't work for us, but it still might be of use to others. 

When I use my 5 or 10 kg bags for planting, I don't bother with stones for draining or a column or anything like that. I treat it just like I would a clay garden pot. Drainage is not an issue if the soil composition is right, which generally means using a fair bit of sand here. Use what's available, after all.

There's more info on bag gardening on the <a href="" target="_blank">Send a Cow</a> site and all over the Internet. You can read more at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> (<b>Warning</b>: site automatically plays annoying drum/music for about 5 or 10 seconds) and they have a cartoon demonstration labelled How to Build an African Bag Garden! (<b>Warning</b>: automatically plays, includes annoying loud sounds). I didn't watch the cartoon demonstration - early morning, not quite awake, don't feel like dealing with sounds. :)

If you give bag gardening a go, tell me how it works for you. I'm curious to hear about other people's experiences. :) Please also include a link to your experiences and photos. :)
Author: LMAshton

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