Build Your Own Garden

Designing your container garden

Grow Kit Components

  • Reusable Fabric Grow Bag

    Chicago Grows Food uses 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 5 gallon, and 10 gallon bags. Depending on what you want to grow will impact the size you want. Check out the Home Garden page to learn about what grows best.

  • Soil

    It is important that the soil used for produce is safe and healthy. Chicago Grows Food orders from a local business for both soil and compost. The soil resources page offer testing options and workshops on healthy soil.

  • Seeds or Seedlings

    Depending on the size of the fabric grow bag used, will influence whether you start the plant from seeds or utilize a seedling (baby plant).

  • Education

    Each Grow Kit and Home Garden receives an Education Booklet. Contents are provided on the Grow Your Groceries Grow Kit Resources Page.