QUESTION: What about care and maintanance?
ANSWER: The contents of the bag must be watered every day for the first couple weeks. This is very important for initial survival.
Overall Rating: 4/5
flower pouch review
I like the convenience of a strong hanging loop and the product is fine except for the watering. Unless there is a tube inserted into the pouch with holes to let water trickle out to the bottom, the lower plants really dry out too much and too quickly. How bout adding some sort of tube to make watering more even and easier? I tried strawberries in my pouches, and they worked out fairly well.
These flower pouches are of good quality at a fair price, and arrived quickly. I hung several of them close together to create a living wall on the back of my house. Beautiful.
Pouches are difficult to water
Al's Flower Pouches are sturdy, long lasting, and will take freezing. My main difficulty with keeping plants growing and prospering is that it is hard to get the growing medium evenly moist. Water runs out the bottom and sides before the medium has absorbed it, and the top plants suffer especially. The only way I've found to wet them evenly is to full a bucket of water, immerse the pouch in it for a while, and rehang it. As plants get larger, this is not only unwieldy, it soaks whatever is growing, in my case, strawberries and grape tomatoes, which isn't good for the fruit.
I Love being creative with all kind of crafts.
I hang my flower pouches with flowers in them, on all my outside windows and around a big tree in my front yard. People stop in their cars to compliment the beautiful flowers.