Growing tips

See It Gro Mini Grow Bags

Our grow bags provide a great growing environment for all sort of plants, fruit veg or flowers.

Most things grow very well in coir as long as you feed them appropriately.

Over the last two years we have grown a wide selection of crops that have all thrived and produced large healthy crops.

We’ve tried…

Fruit 

Strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries

Vegetables 

Tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, courgettes, aubergines, broad beans, cabbages, purple sprouting broccoli, chillies, peppers.

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Herbs, including lavender, chives, basil, mint, sage, thyme, parsley and coriander. 21  2223

Flowers 

Daffodils from bulbs, roses, sweet peas, jasmine and nasturtiums.

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We love to hear from our growers and share experiences so let us know how your growing goes and let us know if something grows particularly well or you come across as plant that doesn’t grow so well.

General Tips

  • Coir is produced as a by product of the coconut industry, and so causes no environmental harm in its extraction.
  • Coir is a perfect growing medium. The careful grading of the particles ensures that the pore size is perfect for water storage and root growth. Coir is an inert substance, very unlikely to harbour disease
  • The See it Gro grow bag should be rehydrated slowly and fully before planting – this should only take 20 minutes.
  • See it Gro grow bags are designed for the planting of young plants, the See it Gro Propagator is designed for seed sowing
  • A full range of plants can be grown in your See it Gro bag – very popular for growing edibles such as Tomatoes and Strawberries, but a wide range of ornamentals with flourish in your See it Gro growbag also
  • Always follow planting instructions for your plant, being careful to plant to the correct depth. Firm in your plants carefully, ensuring good contact between plant roots and coir.
  • Remember, your See it Gro bag contains no fertiliser – an initial feed should be added at planting, and thereafter weekly – twice weekly once flowering/fruiting. A proprietary fertiliser mix high in Potash is recommended
  • Try not to let your See it Gro bag dry out, but if it does it will re wet much more easily than peat. Simply add water slowly.
  • ‘See it Gro’ grow bags are easy to move, so position in the right place – again follow the instructions with your plants – some plants like more sun than others
  • The  coir can either be reused after the first crop,  or put onto your borders,  or compost heap
  • The polythene  bag can be recycled
  • Place the grow bag onto a tray, if put onto a window sill

See it Gro bags brighten any space, balcony, window sill, patio, potting bench, allotment, greenhouse, steps, BBQ area, conservatory, front door, wall, play area….

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Our favourite things to grow are tomatoes, strawberries, peppers and herbs so here are some more crop specific tips.

Tomatoes

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  • When the first truss or ‘branch’ of flowers has appeared, tomato plants are ready to be planted into our grow bag.
  • One tomato plant per grow bag. Add a cane for support.
  • Make sure root ball is just covered by coir when planting
  • Remove side shoots by pinching them out as they appear in between the leaf and the stem
  • When plant has produced four sets of flowering trusses, pinch out the growing tip. This will ensure energy goes into producing fruit
  • Locate in a warm, sheltered spot (greenhouse, polytunnel, behind glass offer best conditions in the UK)
  • Water daily – see Feeding Advice

Strawberries

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  • Plant 2/3 strawberry plants into our grow bags.
  • Plant strawberries outside from June until Sept, but earlier (late March) if you have a greenhouse/polytunnel/cloch
  • Plant strawberry plants towards the edge of the bag to encourage the fruit to hang over the edge.
  • They prefer to be planted in full sun, out of wind
  • Good Strawberry variety is Elsanta, high yielding, sweet tasting berries
  • Water daily – see Feeding Advice

 Peppers

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  • Plant 1 established pepper plant into our grow bag
  • If growing them outside, harden them off in May, by gently letting them acclimatise to outdoor conditions
  • Stake plants to provide support, crop can be heavy
  • Harvest when they have reached size and colour indicated on label

 Herbs

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  • A range of herbs can be grown in our grow bags.
  • Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Chives, Oregano which like full sun and those that like partial shade such as, Rocket, Parsley, Sorrel
  • Our grow bags are ideal for herbs because they are peat free and retain moisture
  • Water in the morning and feed regularly from March to Sept

 Feeding Advice

Our grow bags do not have a base fertiliser, so they do require feed, when planted

  • Water regularly
  • Feed at planting
  • Feed once a week
  • Feed twice a week when in flower/fruiting

A proprietary tomato feed, such as Tomorite is sufficient

See It Gro Herb Bags

Tips to come……