November 27, 2010 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
We’ve written before about bag planting systems. Great for urban dwellers, they offer a lightweight and easily transportable alternative to traditional planters. French product designer and architect, Patrick Nadeau’s textile Urban Garden Sack planting system for Authentics, blends “hydro-culture” and conventional planting with soil.
The low maintenance sacks are made of a coated geo-textile fabric with a zipper, making them fashionable and also easy to open and fill.
A watertight inner sack system contains drainage felt that holds the plant and root ball, to which you add a water-retaining and expanding clay granulate which together prevents water-logging and maintains plant hydration. The system therefore utilizes less water than traditional potting systems and, as it is leak proof, does not require a saucer or other protective base.
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Available in three colors and four sizes, the bags come with inner sack with drainage felt, expanding clay granulate, and a water level gauge.
Nadeau’s Urban Garden line also offers a modular, hanging or standing bag solution available with metal stands for placing in a row on a ledge, window sill, or table:
Designed with a hook and loop fastener on a carrying belt that is easily opened and closed. Allows for wall and ceiling suspension.