Bacsac — a garden on the go

bacsac-ed01I have been hankering for my own vegetable garden for some time now.  Whenever I hear stories of the home veggie garden type, the abundant yield of fresh, nutritious and ripe fruit and vegetables that costs so little and provides endless enjoyment for the whole family, I am, pardon the pun, green with envy. But living in a townhouse with a little sandstone courtyard leaves very limited scope for such endeavors, especially one swamped by a huge trampoline.  Briefly I considered converting the rooftop into a garden until my husband talked practical matters. Undeterred, I did some research and that’s how I came across the simple brilliance of the Bacsac.

The Bacsac, a French creation, is a simple, portable planting bag made from a permeable/porous geo-textile that prevents asphyxiation of the soil — allowing you to plant just about anything, anywhere.  They are available in an array of shapes and sizes, 100% recyclable, UV-resistant, frost resistant, tear and traction resistant, adaptable, hang-able, stackable … and just genius

I quite like the concept of planting in bags and having the ability to be mobile. After all, one day we will move from here and I would surely be wanting to take my food supply with me. (As a side note, perhaps I should first invest in a few basic gardening courses; my gardening experience is rudimentary at this point in time and that’s being really kind!)

For Melbournites, the Bacsac is available at Kif & Katast 526 Malvern Road, Prahran or through their website. For everywhere else,  please click here.

- Sara

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Esther | March 28, 2010 | Reply

That’s interesting! Did I see a garden backpack? Fun! Will you have enough light in your courtyard??
We used to grow our own veggies in London, and it was fun! Now that we have a little garden again, we’re surely going to plant so tomatoes, beens, courgettes… It’s great!

2. Sara | March 28, 2010 | Reply

Hmm Esther..hadn’t thought about sunlight !!! ( -: .

Perhaps we will need to use the balcony instead.

I am beyond excited, but really must do some reading first as well as work on my impatience! ( -:

3. Courtney | March 28, 2010 | Reply

That is SO cool. And I love that photo!

4. Sarah | March 28, 2010 | Reply

I LOVE this…I want one too.

5. MUS | March 29, 2010 | Reply

…a car to go :)

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