It looks like a long, black punching bag, but the Garden Soxx is really a new way to container garden. Garden Soxx is a tubular, mesh bag that has the texture of heavy-duty socks. It lets in water and air but is sturdy enough to hold soil and plants. Originally invented to be used in erosion control, the socks are now being used for gardening too. Each sock is filled with compost. The beauty of Garden Soxx is that you can cut holes in the bag and plant flowers and vegetables right into the compost. Drip irrigation systems are also available to keep the socks well watered. These socks are especially attractive for gardeners in urban areas with little access to good soil.
The Garden Soxx can be used individually as raised beds, as edging along a garden border, in window boxes or deck railing planters, or in containers. For more information on the Garden Soxx, go to: Filtrexx.
Article published on April 6, 2009.