Apr 23, 2017 Sunday
(Almost full)

How to Make a Sideways Grow-Bag Frame

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA GB

This session will cover the physical making of a frame to house a Grow-bag on its side. Grow-bags can be a wonderful resource for the smaller and larger gardener alike. They are used on patios, decks, in greenhouses and conservatories, in unused corners, and are an extremely reliable way of producing a tasty crop of tomatoes, sweet peppers, chillies, etc. However, when a grow-bag is used on its side in a frame the required floor area is reduced, the plant roots push deeper into the growing media and cropping increases as the nutrient content of your grow-bag is fully utilised. Sideways grow-bags are also suitable for an even wider variety of crops including those that prosper when the runners are trained up a trellis or frame such as cucumbers, courgettes and even grapevines, and they are especially useful for companion growing as part of an organic growing regime. We will measure up an existing grow-bag, mark out and cut to size the required (previously) reclaimed pallet timbers and then use them to make the frame. We will look at including options such as ground staking, additional trellis and climber frames, hinging and pinning to join the frames together to make corners and borders. This is an outdoor session and will be conducted under a gazebo/marquee if the weather is wet. You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Bring one of the following:
6 new unused tennis balls
Box of mixed fruit teas
Large bag of John Innes No 2/multi purpose compost
Packet of two new and unused long life ā€œCā€ or ā€œDā€ cell torch batteries; not AA or AAA batteries
Solid rubber dog ball or solid rubber dog toy

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

A 55 year old teenager at heart; whose ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.