MEG’ Edible Grow Bag Photos

CSA Photos

Edible Flower Photos

Orange and Yellow Calendula Flashback
Orange and Yellow Calendula Flashback

Melon Photos

Photo of Mini Love watermelon grown in a MEG's Edible Grow Bag
Mini-Love Watermelon Supported By a Bamboo Cage

Pepper Photos

Photo of a Habanero pepper plant in a grow bag. The plant is being supported by a 3/8" bamboo stake
Leaning Tower of Habanero supported with a bamboo stake and hemp twine
Purple Cayenne Pepper Plant showing Purple and White Flowers.
Purple Cayenne Pepper Plant

Tomato Photos

Photo of a "Sweetie" cherry tomato variety. Bright red 1" cherry tomatoes in clusters of 6-8 tomatoes.
“Sweetie” Cherry Tomatoes. This was one of MEG’s first varieties grown using a fabric grow bag.
Photo showing a "sweetie" cherry tomato plant in a grow bag and supported by a bamboo teepee
“Sweetie” Cherry Tomato With Bamboo Teepee and Hemp Twine

We use various types of rigging equipment for different types of plants such as cages and stakes. Three of the best features of growing in fabric bags is the ease of moving the grow bags: 1. for a photo shoot, 2. indoors to avoid severe weather, 3. indoors during the early spring or late fall to avoid frost!

Cages:

Plants like watermelon, indeterminate tomatoes and cucumbers are supported with the help of bamboo cages and hemp twine. There are many different configurations for cages. However, we found the teepee cage works well with the grow bags. We also use twine to tie off the bamboo poles to the handles on the bag. This prevents the cage from pulling out of the soil when there are heavy wind gusts. And of course since we’re in Minnesota, there are never any high wind events, right!?

Stakes:

Pepper plants are supported with 3/8” bamboo stakes. Not all pepper plants require staking. It really depends on the variety or cultivar being grown. For example, bell pepper plants definitely need support from staking since they become quite top heavy when they begin their fruiting stage of life. Determinate (bush) tomato plants can be supported with stakes also unless they’re bigger tomato plants i.e. Roma. With the bigger tomatoes, it’s best to use thicker stakes or a cage/teepee will work also.