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Factors to consider when selecting a growing bag

Introduction

As a farmer, you have so many choices awaiting you in terms of growing bag selection. Before deciding on the growing bag that is suitable for your plants, it is important to be extra vigilant on the features of the growing bag. Being extra vigilant will help you a great deal. This is because, if you do not select the right bag, you might end up wasting a lot of money. Also, if you are not keen, you will end up destroying your plants. To add on that, bad choices are always a waste of time and resources. Therefore, when you are choosing cannabis growing bags, there are factors that are important that you should always consider. The factors are listed below

Drainage

There are so many types of growing bags in the market today. Each growing bag has its own features, qualities, pros, and cons. When selecting cannabis growing bags, make sure that the drainage of the bag is considered and is in check. Remember, each and every farmer is committed to healthy plants. Even if you are not a farmer, healthy plants will always look beautiful, non-toxic and attractive. To have healthy plants, the bags selected should also have a healthy drainage system for the plants. Great drainage will always be helpful in making sure that your plants have enough oxygen circulation and more importantly more and plenty of oxygen for the plants’ roots. Proper drainage is also very important in case there are overwatering cases. Without proper drainage, the plants might drown. Also, the plants might grow molds leading to unhealthy plant results.

Porous

Porosity is a very important factor to consider when it comes to the selection of cannabis growing bags. To any plant, air circulation will always be important. Growing bags made of the material that easily allows circulation of air can be of great importance. As we all know, moisture circulation is important to plants. Your main focus when you are selecting your growing bag should be having healthy plants. There are so many materials that simply allow your plants to breath. Therefore, whenever you are choosing cannabis growing bags, make sure that the container or bag will allow air circulation and moisture circulation too. This will allow the growth of healthy roots. Porosity is also essential to avoid root or growth of unwanted plants such as molds or fungus.

Weight

The weight of the growing bag is also something that everyone should consider when selecting the right bag for plants. We all know that when the soil is wet, it becomes heavy. When the soil is heavy and the container is heavy too, it will be very difficult to move the container around. There are so many cannabis growing bags made of different materials. Some materials are heavy while some are not. If your garden is in the balcony, you should be very keen on the weight factor. This is because you will always be required to move your plants. To avoid heavy lifting, getting a growing bag that is lighter will be a relief. As a farmer, you might not be able to know the right weight for your cannabis growing bags. If that is the case, you can always find an engineer whom you will consult. The engineer will always assist you to get the correct weight of your bags. If you really care about the mobility of your plants, you should choose growing bags made from the material that is lightweight. On the other hand, if you do not want or if you are not concerned about the mobility of your plants, you can easily select the heavy growing bags.

The cost

The cost of the bags is also a very important factor that one should put into consideration. Obviously, when you go shopping for your growing bags, there is a budget you have targeted. You cannot choose cannabis growing bags that will be more expensive than your budget. If your budget does not fit buying new growing bags, you can always consider choosing second-hand growing bags. The second-hand bags can be a great deal especially when your budget for the bags is small and if you really want to save some money. Either way, each and every farmer has their own budget reasons for selecting the type of bag that they choose to select.

Durability

A growing bag that can serve you long enough is always a good deal. No one loves the idea of buying the same thing over and over again. Sometimes it becomes annoying and also, it wastes a lot of time, money and other resources. When selecting on the durability of the container or the growing bag, make sure that you put the plants’ health into consideration first. The length or the lifespan of your growing bag depends on the material that the bag is made of. When machining your decision, also consider if you only need a temporally growing bag or a bag that will last longer.

The type of growing bags

There are so many types of cannabis growing bags that are in the market today. Everyone has their own preference. One preference might be governed with the material, the look, the durability, the drainage, the color, the brand, and other factors. At the end of the day, choose a cannabis growing bag that is well suited for the plants. Make sure that the result is healthy plants.

The maintenance

The maintenance of your plants and the growing container is also of great importance. There are those growing bags that need maintenance from time to time and those ones that do not need maintenance from time to time. Therefore, always choose a material that will fit your maintenance schedule.

Safety

Safety is a quality that everyone should consider when investing in growing bags. If you are not aware of the safety of the growing bag that you are about to purchase, you can always ask the manufacturer safety data sheet. …

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Author | Arron Reed Comments | Comments Off Date | 18/11/2018