Big Bag Bed creates an instant raised garden bed
[Note: This post contains affiliate links that provide income for this website.]
Waxahachie-based Garden Variety Organics has put together an awesome gift offer for local residents who want to treat the avid gardener in their life: a raised bed and growing mix combo delivered to the recipient’s home.
The Big Bag Bed and Soil Mender Raised Bed Mix combo creates an instant raised garden bed anywhere it’s placed.
The combo features the Smart Pots Big Bag Bed, a 4-foot wide by 1-foot tall round garden bed made of high-strength fabric that creates an ideal root zone for healthy vegetables and flowers.
The bed is made of high-strength fabric that allows for better drainage, better air penetration for plant roots, and better temperature moderation in both spring and summer. The fabric is foldable, reusable and lasts for years.
When set in place and unfolded, the bag holds 1/2 cubic yard of potting soil with 13.5 square-feet of growing area — enough for two tomato vines and a companion planting of basil. Or, it can be made into a herb garden with a variety of crops such as cilantro, spearmint, basil, chives and rosemary.
Or, the Big Bag Bed can be filled with a combination of flowers to pick for floral bouquets all throughout the spring, summer and fall.
The offer comes with 9 bags of Soil Mender Raised Bed Mix, composed of organic topsoil, composted cotton burrs, coir, expanded shale, lava sand, granite sand, basalt, humate, montmorillonite & diatomaceous earth. When the bed is unfolded and filled with the mix, the 9 bags bring the potting soil up to about one inch from the top of the container.
The mix holds moisture and allows for air to reach plant roots far better than our native black clay in Ellis County, which means plants can grow better in the bed and produce more fruit, tastier herbs and showier flowers.
And as it’s only four feet across and raised up from the ground, the bed is especially convenient because gardeners only need to lean two feet in from any side to reach the center.
The price includes delivery to addresses in Waxahachie, Midlothian, Red Oak, Ovilla, Ennis, and Maypearl, Texas.
Round out the gift by ordering several packets of seeds from Ferry-Morse and wrapping them up for an extra surprise as the bed is delivered. What seeds should you buy? Well, gardeners love any seeds, so pick some flowers, herbs and veggies, or get a Ferry-Morse e-gift card and you’ll be all set.
This offer is exclusive to readers of Waxahachie 360. Plants not included.