The Benefits of Grow Bags: A Winning Combination for Healthy Plants

Joe Lamp'l
Joe Lamp’l is the Creator, Host and Executive Producer of the Emmy-award-winning national PBS series, Growing a Greener World®, Founder of, and creator of The joegardener Show podcast, and the joegardener Online Gardening Academy™. He is also the previous host of Fresh from the Garden on DIY Network, as well as on-air contributor to The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Weather Channel.
June 14, 2023 2 minute read

Today we'll delve into the advantages of grow bags and explore their versatility for various gardening needs. From providing excellent drainage to offering portability, grow bags can be a game-changer for both seasoned gardeners and those with limited space.

Let's discover how utilizing grow bags, combined with quality soil, can result in happy and productive plants.

The Power of Quality Soil and Good Drainage

The key to thriving plants lies in the combination of great soil and effective drainage, which grow bags effortlessly provide.

My tomato plant stands as a testament to this winning duo, showcasing dark green foliage and already forming tomatoes without any additional care apart from natural rainfall.

The Soil³ Veggie Mix, enriched with essential nutrients, plays a vital role in nourishing the plant. Coupled with the grow bag's excellent drainage capabilities, it creates an ideal growing environment that fosters plant happiness.

The Versatility of Grow Bags

Grow bags offer an array of benefits, making them an attractive option for gardeners.

For instance, in my garden, I'm utilizing 16 large grow bags ranging from 20 to 25 gallons to grow seed potatoes. Planted just ten days ago, they are already flourishing. The dark coloration of the foliage showcases the positive impact of the Soil³ Veggie Mix, which ensures optimal nutrition.

Additionally, the convenience of grow bags is evident as they can be easily placed in sunny areas, providing portability and flexibility for gardeners.

Why Choose Grow Bags?

  1. Space Optimization: If you find yourself running out of space in your garden, grow bags offer an excellent solution. They maximize your growing area by utilizing vertical space and can be conveniently placed in any sunny spot.
  2. Portability: Whether you have a small balcony, limited yard space, or simply want to move your plants to take advantage of optimal sunlight, grow bags are easily portable. Their handles allow for effortless transportation.
  3. Durability and Flexibility: Designed to be sturdy and long-lasting, grow bags are built to withstand various weather conditions. Moreover, their flexibility enables easy folding and storage when the season ends.
  4. Increased Productivity: When combined with quality soil and proper drainage, grow bags provide an environment where plants thrive. Their breathable fabric prevents water logging and promotes healthy root development, resulting in productive and vibrant plants.


There are many different types of grow bags to choose from, all you have to do is look for the material, color, and style that suits you.

  • Soil³ sells the Root Pouch brand because it's made from recycled water bottles
  • Plant right in the Veggie Mix Mini Cube (be sure to poke holes in the bottom for drainage)
  • Local garden centers usually carry a few choices
  • Etsy has options that are unique and colorful
  • Search Google and Amazon for some of the more common types, such as Root Pouch
  • Recycle fabric shopping bags (however, they fall apart after a few months in full sun)

Plant in Veggie Mix Mini Cubes

Poke holes in the bottom and plant right in our Veggie Mix Mini Cubes! 

Give Grow Bags a Try

If you haven't experimented with grow bags yet, now is the time to give them a try. Experience the benefits of improved drainage, portability, and increased productivity for your plants.

Whether you have limited space in your garden or simply want a versatile growing option, grow bags are a valuable addition to your gardening toolkit. Just remember to pair them with high-quality soil to unlock the full potential of your plants. Embrace the possibilities of grow bags, and watch your garden flourish with vitality and abundance.

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