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Mini Raised Garden Bed Fabric Pot Container with Coir/Coco Growing Media

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The Viagrow 20 gal. Mini Raised Bed container comes with 5 kg (approximately 18 gal.) of premium Viagrow Coco Coir growing media. Just expand the coir growing media by soaking it in water then add it to your fabric mini raised garden bed and you are ready to plant your seeds or seedlings. The premium coir media will fill the mini raised garden bed leaving about 3 in. or 4 in. of top space allowing for the addition of other fertilizers, mixes and plants. The 20 gal. mini garden bed allows roots to breath. These beds stand up well to heavy harvests and can be used for soil or hydroponic applications both indoors and outdoors. The mini raised beds are made of 100% new polypropylene (PP) and are environmental friendly. Note that our mini raised beds containers are measured in trade gallons. A Trade gallon is a term used to denote the sizes of standard plant containers in horticultural industries. A trade gallon is equal to approximately 0.71 U.S. liquid gallons.
  • Coir raised bed media helps retain moisture during summer months
  • Keeps roots cool in the heat
  • Inexpensive and durable fabric can last through multiple seasons
  • Breathable material aerates the soil for optimum root growth
  • Can be used with various types of soil or hydroponic growing media
  • Perfect for greenhouse and outdoor applications
  • Viagrow containers are suitable for all types of fertilizer
  • Also available in other sizes, 1 gal. to 300 gal.

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Height (in.)
15.2
Container Length (in.)
20
Container Width (in.)
20

Details

Color Family
Black
Color/Finish
Black
Material
Fabric
Pots & Planters Type
Raised Beds
Product Weight (lb.)
.5
Raised Bed Features
No Addional Features
Returnable
90-Day
Shape
Circle

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Use a larger container and you'll get better results with the expansion of the coir/coco growing ...
Use a larger container and you'll get better results with the expansion of the coir/coco growing media. I had a 15 gallon old wash tub and after putting the liner and the media in, it filled up after soaking up the water. Use warm water for a better impact. It worked nicely and I am using it to fill some bare spots on my lawn and adding extra mixture to some of my potting soil (see photos). Time will tell if it does a good job with helping lawn and plants to grow. I'd recommend based on what i'm seeing so far.
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The Viagrow Mini Raised Garden Bed Fabric Pot Container with Coir/Coco Growing Media is really a ...
The Viagrow Mini Raised Garden Bed Fabric Pot Container with Coir/Coco Growing Media is really a nifty idea and great for a balcony garden or starter pot. This is a two part review as this comes with the pot and the soil; but the crux of it is the soil takes time to prep, but I think it is worth it... The Pot: I have seen the pot itself used at our local nursery so I was excited to try one. It is extremely durable and tough. It will be interesting to see how many years it holds up in outside weather. The pot is also flexible. So be prepared when filling it that you might need a hand to hold up the sides. The handles were tough and once filled I had no problem moving it around. Again, with the flexibility of the material it did not keep its round shape as it was moved so the dirt pulled away from the sides and moved a bit. I would suggest getting it where you want it before planting seeds if they need to remain in place as they will be easily disturbed by the dirt movement. The pot stands 16" high and after putting in the dirt the pot is 18" across. Now for the soil: Fluffing up the dirt is not a short process. You want to allow time for the soil to soak up the water and time to fluff the soil out. The instructions are minimal and did not give an estimated time. It took me about 2.5 hours to get it all broken down. The instructions simply say to put the block of soil in a bucket (not the 20 gallon pot) and add approximately 9 gallons of warm water. Adding the water does not make the dirt automatically expand and fall apart into beautiful soil. It just makes it easy to separate and fluff. The instructions also do not mention that you need to break it all apart, but you do. The soil soaked the water up like a sponge and when I saw it was all wet I began to fluff using a hand shovel. However, I must have been impatient because while it looked all wet on the outside it was dry as a bone inside. So I began a process of adding a quart of water and waiting for it to soak up and then removing the softened soil. I added about 3 quarts total. After all the work you are left with fluffy beautiful rich soil. You can see all the rich organic products. Very high quality. It filled the 20 gallon pot about 3.5" to 4" away from top. Plenty of room to add your plants with roots or additional soil amendments. I am putting the dirt and planter to the test by planting milkweed seeds and leaving it outside for cold stratification. I am excited to see.
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This is a huge fabric bag that provides a mini raised garden bed. You get a 20"H x 20"W x 15"H th...
This is a huge fabric bag that provides a mini raised garden bed. You get a 20"H x 20"W x 15"H that has a volume of 20 gal. This growing media bag is porous to allow irrigation and roots to breathe. You get a compact block of 11 pounds of coir to soak and it expands to almost 3/4 of the way to full to allow addition of other materials. This is almost a bag of airy peat moss. Depending on your plants, you may need to add soil, fertilizer or the coir can be used by itself. This bag can last more than one use. They are huge and not easily to move around when filled.
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We use the fabric pot containers for vegetables, blueberries, other bushes and as tree starter...
We use the fabric pot containers for vegetables, blueberries, other bushes and as tree starters. The combination of the fabric and coir material is perfect for the hot southern summers. No chance of burning the plants if you water regularly. For any plant that can be become root bound [ in the container] we will mix in at least 50 % dirt . With Coir you will always have to fertilize. But the up side is a fast growing plant. Fabric pots are really good for root growth. They last for muli seasons. Just do not move around alot the handle will break off the bigger beds. Highly recommended.
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Very Nice for Container Gardening
This Fabric Pot Container came with a large block of coco coir which I've never used before. I usually add the ready use 50L (11 gal)size bag of coco coir (see attached photo) to my soil and this block is 70L (18 gal)- just a bit more than the bag. Price-wise they are about the same, but I have to add water to the block to loosen it up before I can mix it with other soils or vermiculite. The fabric pot feels like thick felt and stands 16 inches high and roughly 19 inches in diameter. I placed the coco coir block into the pot and let Mother Nature provide the rain to loosen the block. This took a few days but once I was able to crunch the media with my hands I then added more soil so I could start planting. If you decide to speed up the loosening process you could place the block into a bucket and let it rest for a few hours in standing water. I couldn't do this in the fabric pot as the water just ran right through it. As you can see in the photos I planted three brussel sprout seedlings but I should add more soil because the sides of the pot fall in slightly. Some of the handles on my plastic containers have broken from dragging the pots to different locations in my garden but the handles on the fabric pot are very strong and durable. I can drag the pot without fear of ripping. A drawback with this fabric pot is that my weed whacker might eventually rip right through it. Even though it survived it's first weed-whacker attack I'm dubious that it would resist every time. Overall, I am quite pleased with this fabric container. I needn't worry about standing water and the coco coir will help with water retention anyway.
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Ideal for growing herbs or veggies on a sunlit balcony or rooftop!
I obtained this product in order to start growing some herbs, specifically cilantro, indoors while the weather is still too cold in my area to grow anything outdoors. It consists of a large fabric (feels a bit like felt) bag, which measures about 21 inches in diameter and 15 inches tall, and an 11 lb. square of compressed coconut coir soilless grow media. The fabric bag has fabric handles on both sides. I guess it's called "raised bed" because you grow something inside of a fabric bag rather than directly into the ground. The way it works is that you first have to soak the Viagrow coconut coir (made from coconut shells?) in water to expand it, after which it should yield up to 18 gallons or two cubic feet of grow media. The fabric bag is porous, so you don't want to soak it in there because the water you're supposed to soak it in will run right through. I put the coconut coir square in a large plastic tub. The instructions recommend pouring 9 gallons of warm water over it, which is just what I did. I figured because the coconut coir is so compressed it would absorb all that water. I was somewhat unpleasantly surprised that it did not. While the square does fluff up to about two times its size (see my pictures), even 24 hours later at least half of the 9 gallons of water was still in the tub. It seems to me that soaking it in only half of the recommended 9 gallons of warm water would be sufficient. So after the square had soaked and fluffed up, I lifted it up out of the remaining water (some of the coir had broken off, but I was able to strain the water and recover the lost coir) and transferred it into the fabric bag. Now the coir doesn't just fall apart into loose soil. I began the somewhat arduous task of breaking off pieces of the coir and manually breaking them into loose soil. This took me a good 45 minutes to do the whole square. Now this one coconut coir square fills the fabric bag only about half way, so if you plan on growing (vegetable or other) plants in it that will have long roots, you want to get more coconut coir or mix it with enough "grow rocks, perlite, vermiculite or your favorite soil or soilless media" to fill it almost to the top. I planned on growing cilantro which doesn't have very long roots, so I mixed a 5 lb. bag of organic seed starter into the coconut coir and I now have a bag that is about 3/4 full of grow media which seems sufficient for my purpose. I intended to put this fabric container in my basement under a specially obtained grow light to grow my cilantro seeds, only to find out today that the grow light does not work. So right now I cannot vouch for how well this coconut coir/organic seed starter mix will work in growing my cilantro seeds. I'm hoping to obtain a new grow light soon or I will wait until it's warm enough to be able to put the container outside and grow my cilantro seeds in natural sunlight. I plan to post an updated review with pictures at such time. The nice thing about the coconut coir is that it does retain mostuire very well; even several days after soaking it's still very moist. According to the information on the bag it came in, it has the ideal pH for plant growth and promotes strong root growth and plant vigor. As for the fabric bag, it does seem quite sturdy and it has handles so you can lift it up and move it, although it will be heavy when filled with soil or soilless media. I do not know at this point in time whether the bag would last more than one growing season if you were to use it outside, which it is mostly intended for. I'm giving this product 4 stars overall because I find the coconut coir rather tedious to work with. Of course, if you don't want to bother with soaking and breaking apart the coconut coir, you can just fill the fabric bag with other purchased loose soil.
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Nice but a little short
I ordered this on HD website and opened it and then started to soak the block of coconut fiber media which was labeled 18 gallons but after soaking and filled the fabric pot only filled it 2/3rds the way So I added 1 cubic foot of perlite and that then filled the pot and planted it it so it was a bit misleading on how much that block actually had so got a second one and the same filled only 2/3rds adding perlite and planted it also after all of that looks nice and plants thriving
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Mini garden bed planter
I have a number of these raised garden containers and am very satisfied in using them. This one will hold tomato plants in it and be set in my green house to grow during this coming autumn and winter. The coconut coir growing medium is a great growth product and very easy to prepare and then add to the pots or even direct soil. The pot has handles on either side making it easy to carry or slide to a different location if needed.
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My ONLY complaint is it only comes with enough Coir...
My ONLY complaint is it only comes with enough Coir for one of the 3 bags included. I will have to order more when I use the other bags. Large, strong material for planting. My tomato plant is very happy indeed.
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Have not used any of my purchases yet,but I have no doubt that they will suit my purpose for gard...
Have not used any of my purchases yet,but I have no doubt that they will suit my purpose for gardening. Similar products did which is why I ordered more!
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