In part 1 of the grow bag project I made grow bags out of IKEA FRAKTA bags. A downside of using the large FRAKTA bags is that they deformed a bit under the outward pressure of the potting soil. Because I wanted my grow bags to have a much depth of possible I designed and built a 3D printed frame to restrict the sides of the bags. I will describe the process of building the frame and the completion of the DIY grow bag project in this article.
The frame consists out of generic garden stakes cut to size that are connected by 3D printed corner pieces. The entire frame is sewn to the grow bag to ensure that it remains in place over time.
Below I have described the step-by-step process of creating the frame, as well as the materials and tools required.
- 4x Corner piece
The links to the 3D printable .STL files can be found in the Files & Print Settings section below.
The DIY grow bags did their job well over the summer. The okras had ample room to extend their roots and did not experience any over-watering issues. Having used the grow bags for a summer season I am quite happy with the result and have not been able to find any problems with the design.
If you liked reading this article or have any questions about this project then feel free to leave a comment or check out some of my other projects linked on the all projects page.
Last update on 2019-11-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / Affiliate Disclosure