Added by on 2016-05-12

I’m showing the steps I take to make a grow tower. I show the tools I use and the process to begin laying out and marking the hole placements. As I say in the video, I tend to get pretty anal with some things. As a former long-time carpenter, using math, laying out and marking for a job are examples of that. The steps I go through are really more for me to stay in practice. You can just eyeball the whole thing if you want. After all, we ain’t buildin’ a rocket ship here. Procedure I used on the green barrel Link to Maximizing Garden Space techniques Video Rating: / 5 this is a video showing how i made my grow towers for my aquaponics. Im currently growing tomatoes, strawberries, sweet peas, green onions, and lettuce in these. I only have four in my greenhouse at the moment, but Im working on more. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodBuilding a Smart Grow Tower 1Building a Smart Grow Tower 1Building a TALL garden tower with hydroponic containersBuilding A Composting Garden TowerBEST AQUAPONICS DIY SPIN GROW TOWER

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16 Comments

  • Julia Wolfe 1 year ago

    Thank you for such a prompt reply.  Most helpful.  jmWolfe

  • Julia Wolfe 1 year ago

    What kind of barrel?  What source?  jmWo;fe

  • Grace Hollow Rabbitry and Homestead 1 year ago

    Great grow tower.

  • bigsuchy1 1 year ago

    Great idea many thanks for sharing
    All the very best

  • The Self Sufficient Life 1 year ago

    Thank you. It's good to hear feedback on the quality of the video and instruction. I worry sometimes that I get too detailed or maybe focus on something that doesn't truly help. Hope it helps you.

  • Debra Evenson 1 year ago

    Wow, that is VERY cool. Very good video. Easy to hear and understand. You're a good teacher.

  • Lone Woodpecker 1 year ago

    Great job! Very informative and funny as well, my friend! All the best to you and yours!

  • The Self Sufficient Life 1 year ago

    Thank ye ver much! finally figured out today how to work that thick barrel. That was a mutha brutha!

  • HHeirloomIA 1 year ago

    Not to my knowledge. Unfortunately some people are creepy.

  • The Self Sufficient Life 1 year ago

    Somehow your comment was marked as spam. Tired to mark it as "not spam" but doesn't work. Do you have someone following and harassing you?

  • The Self Sufficient Life 1 year ago

    Thank you but if I were smart I would have started doing this a loooong time ago. Glad the layout helps you. The detail gets a little boring for many but there are always some that it can help.

  • The Self Sufficient Life 1 year ago

    Thanks. Lots of things that could be reused to support ourselves and save them from the landfill.

  • c2agriculture 1 year ago

    Smart. I appreciate you showing the lay out.

  • HHeirloomIA 1 year ago

    That is terrific! An impressive idea put into action.

  • The Self Sufficient Life 1 year ago

    Yeah we do! Oddly enough, it was watching his videos on his balcony that inspired me to make this series.

  • 420Homestead™ 1 year ago

    nice container! we both know a youtuber that could really use some of these containers on his apartment balcony.