Tools and Stuff forum: Anyone use the cloth pick up and go containers to grow in?

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Maryville, Tn (Zone 7a)
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SCurtis
Sep 24, 2014 1:18 PM CST
After many years of putting my herbs one place or another in my garden or in pots on my balcony and never liking what I did I am thinking of investing in some cloth essentially raised beds that are easily moved. I found these on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Pots-Big-Fabric-Raised/dp/B007BV...

For what I thought was a half decent price and looks like a pretty good size, (they have many sizes) for an herb garden (minus all the basil I'll plant around my actual garden for the bees).

I was wondering if you guys had used these or liked them?
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 26, 2014 2:04 AM CST
I have a couple of the cloth bags/pots that are fairly small...more like the 2 gal and 5 gal and I've never used them. They are in my garden shed and I thought I would drag them out when a conventional pot couldn't be found. That hasn't happen yet but they are there in case of an emergency!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 26, 2014 5:03 AM CST
Looks interesting, but I've never seen them before and don't have any experience with them either. If you decide to use them, please post pictures and let us know how they work.
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Maryville, Tn (Zone 7a)
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SCurtis
Sep 26, 2014 8:10 AM CST
I think I'll definitely try it next year, and take some pictures so if it works I'll make an article for everyone. Doesn't hurt for the price. Smiling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 27, 2014 12:56 PM CST
I haven't tried them either. I would love to hear about your experience with them when you give them a try. Seems like a great idea.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 28, 2014 11:59 AM CST
I'm moving this thread to the 'Tools and stuff' Forum. That way we have a better chance of finding some one that has used these cloth containers.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 28, 2014 1:30 PM CST
Wow, that is a great price for a bed that size! I may have to pick up one of those to try.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 28, 2014 1:44 PM CST
Woofie, let us know how it does for you. So far we don't know of anyone that has tried them.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 28, 2014 2:25 PM CST
All the reviews on Amazon are quite positive. My only concern is how long it will hold up, but the price is so low....
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 28, 2014 6:26 PM CST
It says that it should hold up for 3 to 5 years.
The reviews do look good.
Maryville, Tn (Zone 7a)
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SCurtis
Oct 7, 2014 10:04 AM CST
Well I bought 2 for next year, a tater sack and the big one for the herb garden, can't wait to try it in the spring Smiling
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Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 7, 2014 10:15 AM CST
We'll be looking forward to hearing how they work for you!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 7, 2014 11:18 AM CST
Yes, please keep us updated on your results SCurtis.
Name: Carol Texas
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Ecscuba
Dec 10, 2014 1:49 AM CST
I've been looking at something called GardenSoxx. Tubular, comes on a roll in different sizes, and you fill with dirt. It's made in USA and BPA free. Supposed to provide great drainage yet keep the plants moist. They say it lasts 2-3 years. You can fill and roll out a long piece and then slice the top where you want to put the plant. Looks interesting. Heres a link.

http://www.gardensoxx.com/
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 10, 2014 12:04 PM CST
Oh, that's interesting! That might be a very nice way to grow strawberries! But it does seem a trifle expensive to me; of course, I'm a cheapskate.
Those big fabric beds are still available, I see. Still thinking about it. DH squawks anytime I try to get rid of grassy areas. Sighing!
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Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
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CaliFlowers
Oct 2, 2016 11:08 PM CST
I bought a few of these last year for daylilies, in 2-gallon, 3-gallon and 5-gallon size. The tan color blends in well with their surroundings, and I liked the idea of better aeration. So far they seem to be pretty tough, but in my arid climate they dry out quickly. l put saucers under them to keep the plants from rooting through to the earth below, and to supply a small amount of extra water. I suspect that the root tips are dying when they reach the sides of the pot. A fibrous-rooted plant might do better in them. I'll still use the ones I have left, but ironically, I think that I might have to line their sides with plastic. Shrug!

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