One of the newest gardening trends is the use of bags for plant containers - garden bags. It is essentially easy to take a bag of potting soil/garden soil, slit a hole in the top and plop a tomato plant in the soil – instant garden.
Potatoes are a great vegetable to grow in bags. Take a black garbage bag, fill 1/3 way full of good garden soil and plant your potato eyes. As the potatoes grow, cover them with more soil when they are 3-4 inches tall. Continue until the growth is at the top of the bag. After the leaves have died back, dump over the bag and harvest the potatoes. Nothing could be easier!
Take several bags of soil and slit several holes in the top then plant 4-6 pepper plants, depending on the size of your bags. Keep watered and you will have peppers in no time without having to worry about weeds.
Tomatoes could not be simpler than planting in recyclable Wal-Mart bags. Fill the bags ½ to ¾ full and then insert a tomato plant. Add something for support – a pole, tomato cage, etc. – and get ready for loads of tomatoes. These bags also make it easy to move the plants around to different areas of your garden.
Even plastic grocery bags can be filled with dirt and used as containers. Herbs grow especially well in these types of bags, as do many annual flowers.
The main thing to remember with growing plants and vegetables in bags is to keep the plants watered – container plants can dry out more quickly than those grown in the ground. Always make sure to poke a few holes in the bottom of your bags to allow water to drain out. This will keep the plants from becoming water logged if you have a prolonged rain.