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William James
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Hi,
I have a lot of very-slightly used organic substrate.

My intention is to find flower seedlings about an inch high, poke about 25 to 50 plants into the bag, and grow flowers off of it. The bag would be sitting, not lying down.

The substrate in the bag is about 70 liters. I think that if I get the bag tight enough around the substrate, it will stick.

Watering might be a hassle, could put a perforated tube down into it, but I'd rather not. Maybe make a hole at the top for watering?

This anguish about finding a suitable use for the soil has been going on for a while.
See: http://permies.com/t/48199/permaculture/Potting-Soil-Dilemmas

Anyone have any thoughts on this? I'm going to be doing this to about 25-50 bags of soil, so I want to do some research before doing something amazingly stupid.
The amount of soil I'm dealing with continues to grow, so the need to find a valid solution to the problem is growing exponentially.
Thanks,
William
 
duane hennon
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hi William,

here's a post about grow bags that might be useful

http://www.permies.com/t/48022/africa/Sack-Farming-Holds-Potential-Poor
 
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