Gardening: Vertical Planting Pouches

Have you seen the pouches at the gardening centers that have small opening in them and appear to be made from heavy plastic? You plant flowers in the openings and when it gets filled out you have a virtual waterfall of plants.

I made some of these that look exactly like them. They are made from tarps. I sewed them on my sewing machine. I used the grommet to attach my handle, but you could sew it on as well. They are approximately 17 inches high and 7 inches across. You can square off the bottom if you wish (like it is on a brown paper bag). By making your own, you can make it the size you want and put in as many plants as you wish. These are shown with no cuts because I am trying to decide what plants to put in. But to make the openings, just take a utility knife and make an X for the openings.

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By Elaine from IA

Vertical Planting Pouches
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May 13, 20080 found this helpful

These are nice because you can make them any size you want, but I buy mine here in Michigan for around $.67 (or less) at the end of the year so making my own wouldn't be an option for me considering the time it would take me to just find my machine! I usually throw mine away at the end of the season, but my mom keeps hers from year to year and is beautiful every year. You should make a bunch of these and sell them!

Happy gardening!

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May 13, 20080 found this helpful

You are so clever! This is truly a winning idea, and I thank you for it.

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May 13, 20080 found this helpful

I have seen the upside down hanging tomatoe planters on tv & was thinking they would be easy to make my own as well.I would use an old shower curtain or vinal table cloth or other.

It seems the tomatoe start would be held inside the bag with an opening just large enough for it to be slipped inside & the bag then filled with the dirt & potting soil.Hang it & then (hopefully) enjoy !

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May 14, 20080 found this helpful

Years ago I tried using the plastic tubes they sell in at the hardware store for down spouts off your eaves. It works awesome because they are in a roll so you can cut off what length you like. Tie or staple the bottom and fasten a hanger. Fill with soil. Cut x holes for seed or plants. Water and wait to grow. They are quite strong and there is no sewing.

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May 15, 20080 found this helpful

I haven't heard of these pouches; how do they work? I don't have a green thumb at all, so any help would be appreciated in knowing if these pouches would be lots easier than trying to plant an entire flower bed!!!

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May 26, 20080 found this helpful

HEY, GREAT idea there kiddo. I was just shopping on line for the pouches and now I'm thinkin' I might just make my own.. Thanks for sharing. God Bless, Kathy

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