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Growing Beans - broad beans, fava beans, also Fava bean

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18 Jul 18 Donna (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi, I am just starting out and was wanting peoples opinion on grow bags. Are they any good, worth purchasing etc.
05 Sep 18 Simon Milsted (Australia - temperate climate)
I have just purchased some fabric type grow bags for my garden for a number of different uses. Some have been set up in wicking beds with dwarf fruit trees and some are for vegetables & flowers for attracting bees & insects. We rent so this means we can take them with us if we have to move.The fabric also allows for air pruning. I never liked pots as they dry out too quickly and the roots get into a mess but these seem to help that and the wicking beds allow for watering when you can't. Will see how they go!
19 Jul 18 Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
As far as I'm concerned a patch of soil in the back yard is the best to grow veges in. You can then use bags pots whatever. These need a lot more attention I believe - dry out quicker. You have to weigh up the costs involved with buying and then the soil etc. It then becomes whether you are doing it for the enjoyment of it or doing it cost effectively. I love growing veges but I also try and do it cost effectively. I want value for the money I spend.
04 Aug 18 Donna (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
thanks - we have no yard so grow bags are a good alternative to having the luxury of a patch of dirt I guess.
09 Sep 18 Angela (Australia - temperate climate)
I haven’t had a lot of luck with the grow bags. My most successful containers have been the Greensmart pots. More expensive than grow bags but I have harvested lots of cherry tomatoes, eggplant, silverbeet, basil from them. They need watering less often than conventional pots.
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