Monday, May 23, 2022

Back To The Roots Garden Bag Review

It is gardening season and the hunt continues for economical and easy to use garden pots, containers or bags. This year I chose to try the Back To The Roots Garden Bag and am already loving it!

back to the roots garden bags

Lightweight  & Flexible

Nicely constructed and oh so lightweight! Lightweight without dirt of course; however, there are two handles at either end should you need to move the bag. The bag also slides easily.

bags for planting

I used my garden bag or planter dirt trick and used recycled to fill the bag about three quarters and then filled the remainder with dirt. This works great if planting annuals which have short or shorter roots. It is a short growing season in the upper midwest so many container garden with annuals, but these bags are definitely deep enough to plant vegetables or robust root tomato plants.

preparing a planting bag

Filling the bag with old shipping materials and newspapers is a great way to reuse and reduce. I put the materials in a plastic bag and then seal the bag so water does not enter. I have done this for years and works like a charm while also saving money on buying dirt. Even if water does enter the bag I've never had any buggy surprises, just wet packing materials.

Give Back

The Back To The Roots Bag also comes with a charity give back of Grow One, Give One. A gardening kit and STEM curriculum will be given to an elementary classroom of that you can choose! by simply posting a social media photo of your raised garden bed.

What Can I Grow?

The general guidelines which come with the garden bag are PER each square foot section:

6-8 small root veggies

3-4 herbs or leafy green plants

1 large vegetable

I plan on using the three sections for 1 tomato plant, mixed herbs and probably a container type tomato plant.


I already love this garden bag and the three separate sections. So much handier than when I had single garden bags. The size is perfect for a deck or patio or container garden: not too deep and not too wide. I could easily put two bags side by side which would be six sections to plant.

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  1. How interesting, Tracey. Your review is the first I have heard of these back-to-the-roots bags. I am getting ready to move into an apartment and hope to have a balcony. This bag may be just what I need for a small balcony garden. Thanks for the advice.

  2. Tracey these sound like a great alternative for those who don't have the space or want to garden in the ground (so to speak)! I'm sure the results are already spectacular and do applaud you using these "bags"!

  3. This look like a wonderful alternative to pots! I would imagine when winter comes it would be easy to empty, fold and store. I also like that it is more "breathable" than a hard pot. Great idea!

  4. Tracey, this sounds like a great option for those of us who don’t have a south-facing garden. I’m going to show this review to my husband (whose thumb is much greener than mine) and see what he thinks about placing one in a sunny spot. I also love the idea of recycling paper and cardboard to partially fill the bag (or a planter or pot) and top it with soil for planting plants with shallower roots.

  5. These bags are a great idea if you don't have a garden or have mostly hard landscaping but want to grow plants. Even if you have a garden we often need more space for growing in the spring and summer so extra space is invaluable.

  6. Wow, what a fantastic product. I've never heard of them, but wow, I could use these.


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