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Farm, Garden and The Land => Gardening and Agriculture => Topic started by: Eric Conaway on February 17, 2018, 11:22:41 PM

Title: Portable Gardening
Post by: Eric Conaway on February 17, 2018, 11:22:41 PM
I garden on rented property. I don't want to plant everything in the ground, especially trees. I did an internet search for portable gardening and found this: https://www.nation.co.ke/business/seedsofgold/Portable-orchards-smart-urban-farming-/2301238-3192010-muc3an/

This man uses polythene bags in which to plant his trees. Is this recommendable? Will the plants leach toxins from the bags or are the bags safe?

Thank you!!
Title: Re: Portable Gardening
Post by: Chemsoldier on February 18, 2018, 06:38:10 AM
I garden on rented property. I don't want to plant everything in the ground, especially trees. I did an internet search for portable gardening and found this: https://www.nation.co.ke/business/seedsofgold/Portable-orchards-smart-urban-farming-/2301238-3192010-muc3an/

This man uses polythene bags in which to plant his trees. Is this recommendable? Will the plants leach toxins from the bags or are the bags safe?

Thank you!!

I think the toxin thing is probably a non-issue.  Besides, if you are going for greater independence from systems of support I dont think a practice that can't be much worse than current agricultural practices (with pesticides and such) is worth worrying about.

I am not sure how well that will work with north American fruit trees though I will defer to those who actually grow them.  I think many simply take the "giving back" approach and plant fruit bearing plants wherever they live.  Our last move we left a heck of a strawberry patch behind. 
Title: Re: Portable Gardening
Post by: Eric Conaway on February 18, 2018, 01:13:36 PM
Thank you, Chemsoldier!
Title: Re: Portable Gardening
Post by: bigbear on February 19, 2018, 04:20:29 PM
I know a few guys who have potted figs.  And they have to de-pot them every few years to trim the roots.  So I would imagine any tree could have root bound issues.  Those bags look hard to handle too.  A huge pot and a small tree/bush may more manageable.
Title: Re: Portable Gardening
Post by: Cedar on February 19, 2018, 07:00:14 PM
I knew I was buying 40 acres and moving from a 1 acre rented place.but it was March, and it was cloding in july,  so  I put 90-some tomatoes in 3 gallon pots and it took a couple truckloads to move just them when I got the place. Blueberries, apples, raspberries, strawberries, all in pots. Gets you ahead.

Cedar
Title: Re: Portable Gardening
Post by: Eric Conaway on February 19, 2018, 07:28:10 PM
Thank you, guys!