The practice of sack and container gardening has over time become a popular practice.
Sack farming is a method of growing crops in soil-filled sacks or polythene bags, containers or plastic.
Counties such as Nairobi and parts of Kiambu have adapted this practice because of the limited amount of space. Sack and container farming helps both gardeners and farmers make up for the element of space.
You might be wondering which kind of crops thrive in sack gardens and well almost every fruit or vegetable can thrive in these set-ups provided the containers are large enough.
The most common crops however are herbs, tomatoes, onions, peppers, lettuce, and kale just to name a few.
All you need to make sack or bag gardens is a piece of sack, bag or container the sizes are up to you.
Fill them up with the soil and compost mixture of your choice, small stones to help fill up the bag as well and finally mix it in with the seeds or transplant the seedlings of your choice.
For the best results, ensure you pay close attention to your sack gardens. Water them constantly and watch out for weeds that may end up growing.
So if you are thinking about growing your own food probably around your small compound or balcony, this is a great way to start the process. Know what you want to grow and take the necessary steps to grow a thriving sack garden.
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