Sack gardening is not just about filling a sack with soil and adding plants.
HOMES & CONSTRUCTION | GARDENING
Overtime, many people have been practicing sack gardening in their backyards. It's not something new to introduce here.
However, not all who use this gardening technique do it the right way.
If you have always wondered why your plants don't come out well and sacks wear out before you harvest, then, it's one of the reasons why.
According to Leonard Muzahura, a gardener with superior landscapes, sack gardening is not just about filling a sack with soil and adding plants.
You have to do it the right way to enjoy the benefits over a long period of time.
You need sacks, a razor blade or knife, small stones and well mixed soil.
Soil should be mixed with charcoal dust and manure.
The ratio is; two wheelbarrows of black soil, one wheelbarrow of manure and one wheelbarrow of charcoal dust.
Prepare the sack garden
Ask someone to help you hold the sack upright. Put a big plumbing pipe in the middle.
Start filling the sack with soil as you fill the pipe with stones.
When the sack and pipe are full, pull out the pipe.
The stones make what is called the heart of the garden. It's where you water the garden from.
After, get a razorblade and start cutting out holes where you want to plant your seedlings.
However, put a few holes to give the plants enough growing space. Don't crowd the plants.
In these sacks, one can grow vegetables and spices such as tomatoes, Sukuma wiki, coriander, cabbage and celery among others.
Water the garden from its heart. From there, the water will spread out to the plants.
You can use the garden for three seasons without changing the soil.
After harvesting, get a razorblade and cut holes in different places and plant again.
Remember to put the sack under a shade where plants can receive enough sunlight.