Easy as! Grow salad in a potting mix bag

How to grow vegetables in a bag of potting mix

There is nothing better than a crispy, fresh salad and growing your own is so easy!

If you’re trying your hand at gardening for the first time or simply don’t have the time or space for a large garden bed, salad can be grown straight in a bag of quality potting mix. It’s as easy as that!


Searles Herb & Vegetable Specialty Mix
– Vegetable seedlings
– Garden Gloves
– Scissors
SeaMax® Fish & Kelp
– Watering can 

Grow it! Steps for planting up your bag of potting mix

1. Cut 6 square openings into the top of the potting mix bag (For larger vegetables, make fewer square openings. For example with tomatoes, we recommend one plant per bag for best cropping.) With a sharp tool, puncture multiple small holes on the opposite side of the bag for drainage. 

2. Dig down into the potting mix and plant your salad seedlings. Press the potting mix back around your seedlings after planting.

3. Give your seedlings a drink with a diluted mix of SeaMax® Fish & Kelp. This assists with decreasing transplant shock and gives your new seedlings a better start in life.

Water plants daily for quick, healthy growth.  

Try growing these in a bag:

Strawberries (this method of planting is used on some commercial strawberry farms!)
Leafy greens, such as, lettuce, bok choy, kale and spring onions. 
Tomatoes.  (for growing tomatoes, plant tomato plant at the top, short end of the bag so the bag is standing up vertically.)


What are the three (3) cost benefits of growing in a bag of potting mix? 

1. No need to purchase expensive pots and containers.

2. No need to outlay building materials for garden beds or tools.

3. Bag keeps the potting mix moist, thus decrease in water consumption bills.

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