Added by on 2017-01-25

An inexpensive and easy-to-build alternative to ZipGrow towers for those who cannot afford ZipGrow towers. If you can afford theirs, by all means, buy them. However, in my case, for a 5-foot piece of vinyl fence post sleeve stuffed with plastic media made from down-cycled drinking water bottles was simply cost prohibitive. for a 3-foot model wasn’t any better, especially since I could build a 42-inch 100% functional equivalent for about .50 and have something that’s much easier to use and worked better under grow lights. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsA hydroponic alternative: Review of the Garden Tower 2 from Mary Crouse (Texas)What is a ZipGrow Tower?DIY ZipGrow Hydroponics System (no music)DIY ZipGrow Hydroponics SystemEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodV-Tower DIY Vertical Planter

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19 Comments

  • kurtryan5 9 months ago

    link to DIY ?

  • Agaperion Rex 9 months ago

    Good tips. I'll probably go this route too. I agree their stuff is a bit expensive.

  • Lauren Anon 9 months ago

    I just saw the original ZipGrow towers setup. They can't patent growing vertically. Which is what they're trying to do.

  • jfalbo 9 months ago

    Do you have any video of something growing in these DIY Zip Grow towers? Thanks

  • G Packard 9 months ago

    how do you clean the roots out of this foam once your done ?

  • Kerry Strait 9 months ago

    Another youtube video that doesn't register upvotes

  • Chris Klugh 9 months ago

    When you start with 1 patent it will grow to 2. Is that not what Monsantos core of their business/marketing strategy? We won't save the planet with patents! Open-source sustainable food production that is locally produced is the only way we can cure the planet. Zero corporate monopolies has to be our future and we should treat large corporations as crimes against life and we should vigilantly prosecute company's that grow to large!

  • Monique Stalling 9 months ago

    You are awesome, thank you. You did the right thing. The world is plentiful and you gave people options. Now I can use this idea in small villages in West Africa and possibly Saudi. God bless you.

  • fsbell1 9 months ago

    Do you have a "build" video? What metallic reflector is that on the wall? Any chance you can post a LINKS video for where you purchased the items? Love the vids Larry!

  • Marcia Siegle 9 months ago

    Thanks for showing me how to make it affordable! Sometimes the simplest things elude us.

  • Gregory Bennett 9 months ago

    Hi Larry – Can you please post a link to the manufacturer of the green foam/filter media material. Great video, and Thanks in advance.

  • Tre Baker 9 months ago

    Do you think you could post a quick video showing how you create your seed starters with the newspaper?

  • rock ok 9 months ago

    how did you do it?

  • Alexander Louis 9 months ago

    Hi there Mr. Larry, I'm curious to know what's the look inside your zip tower..?

  • Mr. Acid 9 months ago

    This is a really eye opening video. I appreciate your insight and I noticed that you have more videos on hydrponics and other similar topics so I will check them out. I have also subbed. You seem like someone I can learn a lot from. Looking forward to more.

  • ifell3 9 months ago

    To be honest i seen the zip tower before coming here, but it was obvious to me whilst first seeing it was they are so easy to copy and diy yourself. Don't listen to the douche bag.

  • onjoFilms 9 months ago

    Thanks Larry. I first looked at the Zipgrow as they are used in those container farms. I thought after looking at them that it was a lot of marketing hype or smoke and mirrors. Don't get me wrong, I think someone should be able to make a buck, but what Nate has done seems to have taken years of University knowledge from the free labor of paying students and then thought wow, I can take this idea from the University free of charge and make a killing off of it. Bread and butter, more like Filet Mignon and escargot.
    Thanks for spreading the idea. This is what makes the internet and YouTube especially great.

  • Master Jedi 9 months ago

    lmao! bravo! i like that nate storey is trying to help people start farms but the product is waaaay to expensive.

  • Kret Kret 9 months ago

    Dear Larry,
    Thanks for your inspiring channel. And your kindness of knowledge sharing.

    All this patent things is about domination and put morale higher ground for the brand so people religiously hipnotized and become passive costumers. Btw, their matrix media hv best BSA plus void ratio, is it just claim or it is what it is? is it significant for the system/unit or a redundant one? because all I'm thinkin with that kind of BSA plus void ratio can give me option for high density fish and heavy feeding. Is there any alternative for matrix media since matala hv much lower spec (BSA) than matrix media? What do you say about this Larry? Warm Regard & Thanks.