All grow bags are exclusively designed and sold by Bootstrap Farmer.
Raised bed grow bags from Bootstrap Farmer are just the perfect fit for your hobby or commercial growing needs.
At Bootstrap Farmer, we went ahead and produced our own grow bags at a more effective price point compared to others on the market. If you're someone who's looking for a large grow bag that's cost-effective, we have just the right one for you.
Our 200 gallon grow bags should last you about 3 years under normal environmental conditions. Our large grow bag has reinforced handles that make it easy to transport. This grow bag also prevents heat build-up, allows excess water to drain away, and aerates soil.
(Grow bag sizes and approx. cubic ft of soil: approximate measurements if filled to the top.)
|2 gal||.30 cf||
A single plant (house plant, annual flowers)
|5 gal||.66 cf||
A single plantor a combination of smaller leafy greens.
|7 gal||.93 cf||
Tomato, peppers, eggplants, potatoes, and woody herbs like rosemary. Mixed food crops like a cocktail garden
|10 gal||1.3 cf||
Long season root crops like garlic or onions, carrots, and beets: large herbs orsmall fruit trees, bay tree
|25 g||4.0 cf||
Long season root crops, potatoes, mixed greens, flowers, herbs
|100 gal||10.3 cf||
Used in place of a raised bed, shallow-rooted crops, leafy greens, and lettuce
|200 gal||26 cf.||
Used in place of a raised bed (perennials, vegetable crops)
Please define normal conditions? Normal conditions here in central Mississippi aren't going to be the same normal conditions in say Illinois.
So they won't just break down on you within 3 years. But obviously they are fabric, so a 200 gallon bag for instance, after year 2, might not be a good idea to be dragging it around full of soil. Basically just common sense type stuff. Since we sell heavy duty stuff everywhere else, we just say normal conditions to relate that these are still just fabric bags that will last you 3 years, unless you're doing something a bit too aggressive or unusual with them. Hope this helps!
If you buy more than 20 are there fixing on them?
Yes you can buy more than 20 grow bags. Just submit a request on our contact form with the details and we can give you custom order pricing: https://www.bootstrapfarmer.com/pages/contact-us
How do these bags hold up against gophers? Will they chew through the bottom?
Good question which im afraid I don't have a definitive answer. It takes a lot of effort to rip the fabric. I imagine a gopher would need to put some effort into it but it could get through.
These are made out of a leach free food safe polypropylene fabric woven plastic. A gopher could probably chew through but it would not enjoy doing so. We have never heard of anyone mention that they had a gopher chew through yet. If this was something you were really concerned about you could line the bottom with hardware cloth which is a steel mesh available at any hardware store.
Would these be good for growing potatoes?
These would be great for growing potatoes. You could plant several seed potatoes in one 200 gallon bag. Growing them in a grow bag, makes harvesting them a breeze! There is no need for a shovel, so there is no risk of cutting through the potatoes when your harvesting!
If you would like to use smaller grow bags, just plant fewer potatoes per bag!
How. Many bags do i need. Grow bags
Depends how much you plan on growing in your grow bags. These are the 200 gallon grow bags and are 2" over 4' wide (50") and about 24" deep. Really just depends on your growing needs.
Would either the 100 or 200 gallon bags be good / deep enough for root crops such as beets, carrots, parsnips, etc?
Yes either one would work nicely. 100 gallon might be better since you'll have to move less dirt. Just remember to replenish soil with organic material such as compost after harvest to keep soil healthy for next crop.
How will you know when the bag is done with it's use? Will the bag start decomposing, and if it does will it leach any chemicals into the soil?
We've only had to replace our bags just because they will look worn after a while. If aesthetics aren't a huge concern, and you leave the pot be, they will last a long time. After a few years, if you move them around to much, they'll eventually just rip.