Only a week or so ago I mentioned how my kitchen was looking something like the Eden Project with my stab at gardening and my grow your own starting to take over the whole window sill and the lovely people at Crown Garden Products pricked their ears up, jumped in and saved the day. Well at least have given me an option to save the day and allow my other half to find a clean tea cup in the morning amongst all the vegetation.
I have been sent a Grow Bag Frame and I’m really impressed by it as it is quite simply an ingenious idea and if you too are growing your own this year then please have a look because you’re going to love it!
The frame itself comes flat packed with instructions to assemble the few bits together which are very straight forward and easy to follow. It’s made out of recycled steel in the UK (massive nod to ‘made in the UK’ bit! – let’s start making more items here and get people back into work and our economy on the up!) and it works on the utter brilliant knowledge that by turning your grow bag on its side you get the best possible growing conditions for crops and flowers. How come nobody thought of it earlier?
The frame slots through the corners of the grow bag to give improved soil depth for root development and a good watering void that reduces spills and mess. The frame also includes strong vertical straps for vertical plant support. The whole contraption is also portable, even when planted and it all packs away flat for ideal storage.
So not only a practical product but the perfect gift for any novice or experienced gardener retailing at £19.95 plus delivery charges (UK only)
Now I haven’t assembled mine yet as temperatures are about to drop here in the south east and I don’t want my
babies plants to suffer from any cold but once frost-fear has passed, probably end of April, I shall be planting my tomatoes or my runner beans in it, I’ve yet to decide and YOU will get to see the improvement throughout the course of the summer…oh the joys of being a Mari’s World reader eh? :)
The frame has been widely put to the test in 2010 with very encouraging results and now several primary schools have shown interest and RHS Wisley will have them on show and in use in their trial vegetable and fruit allotments.
Not a company to sit back on its laurels Crown Garden Products have a Grow Bag Net launched this year and the Grow Bag Skirt to cover any unsightly plastic from your bag and to keep themselves busy they are working on a mini watering system (I like the sound of that!) and mini greenhouse cover too!
Now tell me you’re not impressed with that and I won’t believe you! And I’ll leave you with the graphic for their campaign which I think is really striking…