Added by on 2016-05-02

I moved to Alabama, and before I packed up the DIY Vertical Grow Tower, I shot this video. Since shooting this video, I rebuilt the wood structure (reinforced it) to ready it for another season. I’m also working on expanding the system to multiple vertical grow towers, combined with other grow mediums and styles of growing in a single system. Buy A Tempo Thermometer – http://www.my-tempo.com People Who’ve Helped Me Along The Way Bright AgroTech – http://goo.gl/J2SoJP MHPGardener – http://goo.gl/qa2PUQ Brock Hughes – http://goo.gl/KVCimK Rob Bob – http://goo.gl/p9HwZ7 Parts/Stuff I’ve Used ActiveAqua 550 Pump – http://goo.gl/uaIXPN MasterBlend Fertilizer – http://goo.gl/r5SJsF Calcium Nitrate – http://amzn.to/1qKZWUO Epsom Salt – http://amzn.to/1qL0dXG TDS Meter – http://amzn.to/1jTVOgx Well, it’s taken me a lot longer to get to this point than what I thought it would. I sure hope that you like what you see and I will be willing to take any suggestions you have. I put a couple of thumbnails here at the end of the video for you to go and check out, if you’re a new subscriber, make sure you go and watch the “About My Channel” video and see if it’s something that you want to be a part of. I’m on a mission to make the world a better place and I think it’s going to take all of us to make that happen. More next time, please give us a thumbs up if you like the video and share it with others so we can change the world. More to come soon, God Bless! Wayne Website – http://www.aworld4change.com Personal YouTube Channel – http://goo.gl/aDNCKg TV Show YouTube Channel -http://goo.gl/ONYbKX Google Plus Profile – https://plus.google.com/+WayneMeador TV Show Google Plus Profile – https://plus.google.com/+Aworld4changeTV Seed Savers Community On Google+ – http://goo.gl/dFQmKI Pay It Forward Community On Google+ – http://goo.gl/L5f0MM Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/aworld4change/ TV […]

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19 Comments

  • Grant Myers 1 year ago

    I have an idea, what about making landscape fabric sleeves inside the 2 liter bottles, drill holes on the outside of the bottles for air pruning to prevent roots from clogging the bottle neck?  It would be a hybrid system, I thought about trying with a slow drip system myself.  I know it works with soil and watering from below, but with clay pellets and a drip system, I'm not sure.

  • Britany Silva 1 year ago

    You don't need a lot of knowledge about building hydroponics to build your hydroponics.

  • Charlye4361 1 year ago

    Have you thought of a heavy felt/fabric circle on top of the growth pellets to conserve moisture?

  • Brock Hughes 1 year ago

    Great stuff Wayne 🙂 nice to see you bro :)

  • The Abled Gardener 1 year ago

    Great seeing your towers, and an interesting design, keep us updated on how it turns out.

  • Rob Bob's Backyard Farming 1 year ago

    Will be interested in seeing what the new build/mod's look like mate..
    Cheers.. 

  • FesterWerks 1 year ago

    There is always so much to learn and so many innovative ways to configure hydro systems.  Root systems seem to be an unexpected issue in a lot of setups.  I've had some with my 'official' dutch buckets that I never expected.  Looking forward to more!

  • MIgardener | Simple Organic Gardening & Sustainable Living 1 year ago

    the design looks VERY good. I think you are on to something, and The audio didn't bother me a bit, the video spoke for itself. Great job Wayne! 

  • Dean O 1 year ago

    Glad to see you hard at work my friend

  • Joseph Fairlane 1 year ago

    Pretty cool.

  • paperweightgirl 1 year ago

    Wow your tower did really well.  I'm glad you showed us the results.

  • Daniel M 1 year ago

    A lot of us have gone back to dirt, after all these years. Soil less soil and coco fiber.

  • OneYardRevolution | Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening 1 year ago

    Wayne, it looked like the tower worked out well. Version 2.0 will be even better. Best wishes in Alabama!

  • TheLightHouseLady 1 year ago

    Welcome back!  good video!

  • Michael DeLaMarre 1 year ago

    Okay I think this is the last comment. I've actually found (through shear laziness) that its possible to just seed plants directly into expanded clay pellets. I've grown tomatoes, gherkins, basil, mint, chamomile, chives, and oregano from seed this way and it has worked very well. Just sprinkle seeds on and watch them grow! For plants that you only want one plant per planter like tomatoes just plant 3-4 directly on the expanded clay and then pull out all but the healthiest one out after they start growing.

  • Michael DeLaMarre 1 year ago

    Hm… another though: bury your reservoir. It will stay much cooler if it is partially under ground.

  • Michael DeLaMarre 1 year ago

    ROOTS! They are constant maintenance whenever they can get into any sort of tubing or hole. I have a system (see my videos) and I have the same problem. I just have to constantly clear them out of my system.

  • Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable 1 year ago

    Excellent trial project ! Can't wait to see how you do in future development 

  • metaltrooper62 1 year ago

    I've had awesome results using Rockwool and Grodan (similar to Rockwool) for germinating seeds. Have you ever tried the water crystals for retaining moisture in any of your systems? It's a type of polymer that's odorless and absorbs almost 400 times their weight in water. I've used them in some of my containers that have a soil mixture and it made a big difference. As long as they couldn't get in the pump they probably would work good in hydro systems too. I did some experimenting this summer with just flowers and some basil just to see how well it worked. I'll try vegetables next spring now that I know how well it works.