Hanging Gardens

STEP 1: Start your seeds
About 6 to 8 weeks before the last anticipated frost in your area, start your seeds in small pots or open flats with good drainage. Keep seedlings moist and warm, but not wet, at all times. Use a liquid plant fertilizer after sprouts are about 1" tall, diluted to half strength.

STEP 2: Fill bag with soil
When your starter plants are 1-2” tall and have formed a good root system, lay the bag flat with the holes side up. Completely fill the bag with a moist soil mix, which you can purchase at your local garden center.

STEP 3: Insert plants
Gently remove the plants from the starter pots or flats, enough to fill the round openings in the bag. Take special care to keep intact the entire root system for each plant. Remove enough soil in the round circles for the roots then insert the plants into the holes. Tamp around the plants and add extra dirt into the holes until the plants are firmly in place. Water well through the openings in the bag. Note: Keep growing additional plants for use in step 4.

STEP 4: Hang your Garden
Keep the bag laying flat for about 10 days to allow the plants to become established. When you hang your bag, slowly lift and tilt upright and plant additional 2 plants into the opening at the top of the bag. If needed, add additional soil to the top of the bag to keep the 2 top plants firmly in place. Hang your flower garden anywhere that gets plenty of shade each day. (begonias and impatiens) for the Black-eyed Susan, Cherry Tomato, Strawberry, Lobelia, Mixed petunia, purple petunia, and the mixed annual bags; hang anywhere that gets at least 4-6 hours of sunshine each day. Continue to water plants frequently and fertilize as needed.

Best of all, your hanging bags are reusable, so you can plant new and exciting plants each year.