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DIY: Hanging Grow Bags for Your Plants

Instead of dropping dollars on planters, you can make hanging grow bags for your plants, which are portable and simple. If you're growing stylish, colorful flowers, there's no need to get fancy with glazed pots or antique planters. You most likely own most of the supplies needed for this project as well; who can argue with that?


  • Heavy-duty garbage bag
  • 1 8" X 24" scrap of wood
  • Staple gun with staples
  • 6- 8 seedlings
  • Lightweight potting soil mixture
  • Knife

To hear the steps,

Here's how, from Associated Content:

The Bag

  1. Lay the garbage bag out flat.
  2. Fold it into a 16" x 30" rectangle, which will be the basis for your hanging planter.
  3. Line up the top of that rectangle with the top of the wood, laying it over the piece of wood.
  4. Wrap 2" to the back of the wood, stapling it securely in several places lengthwise.
  5. Repeat on the opposite side.
  6. Flip the remaining 6"of the bag at the bottom of the hanger up the back of the wood.
  7. Staple in place.
  8. At the bottom of your plant hanger, poke several small drainage holes.

The Soil

  1. Fill the bag wil soil, 2" from the top.
  2. Water it so it's completely wet, but not soggy.
  3. Let it drain a bit from the drainage holes.
  4. Lay it down flat, and shape it into a rounded rectangle.


  1. Cut 2 rows of evenly spaced T-shaped openings for your plants to grow out (six or eight).
  2. Using your fingers, make an indentation for your plants in each opening.
  3. Situate the root ball of your seedlings in the indentation you've made.
  4. Surround with a bit of soil.

Then, hang and you're Good to Grow!

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amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 8 years
This is a great idea, hope I remember it after I move.
CrazySexyCool CrazySexyCool 8 years
Neat idea and such a good use for vertical space.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Adorable - I'll have to give it a try. Although I'm a veggie gardener, hubby does flowers.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
My mom's done this before.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
My mom's done this before.
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