GROWBAGS

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GROWBAGS
« on: September 13, 2009, 22:25 »
HI CAN ANYBODY TELL ME IF I SHOULD DIG THE OLD GROWBAGS INTO THE GROUND OR PUT THEM IN THE COMPOST PIN :dry:
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pushrod

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Re: GROWBAGS
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 22:36 »
If the plants that were in them were healthy no reason why you can't put them on the soil. Might not  be particularly full of nutrients mind. In the past i have used them to bulk up new raised beds.
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Re: GROWBAGS
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 11:27 »
they have been growing tomatoes I wouldn't put them where Potatoes are likely to be grown in the next couple of years.

Other than that on the compost heap, or as organic matter in the beds, or mix with liberal amounts of sharp sand and use to grow carrots in containers - the old grow bag cut in half and stood on its end will do - depending on what holes may have been cut in its bottom first time around.

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Re: GROWBAGS
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 19:47 »
I reuse my growbags for a different crop, such as peppers, or aubergines. Far too good to use only once!

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Re: GROWBAGS
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 19:50 »
I would not advise the re-using of growbags for intensively cropped plants.  Compost only has enough nutrients for 6 weeks on average and thus will have no nutrients the following year.

It's fine to add to the soil as organic matter but not advised for re-use without significant additions of a multi-purpose fertiliser.
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009, 23:19 »
I find my second crop ones (after tomatoes last year) very succcessful for growing lettuce on top of the dog kennel safely away from most of the slugs.  I did mix in a generous amount of growmore and miracle grow before planting the lettuce.

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