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This is the challenge. If there’s a video out there that shows vegetables being harvested from a vertical vegetable garden please send a comment and a link so that those of us who grow vegetables in a limited space, can see how its done. This is a FREE subscription channel. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsVertical Gardening Made Easy – Small Space Vegetable GardenVertical Gardening Made Easy – Small Space Vegetable GardenAgrilution – Vertical Farming – Thought For Food Challenge 2013 PitchVertical Farming Design ChallengeGarden International School Kuala Lumpur (Official)Vertical Gardening – Simple Ideas for a Vertical Vegetable Garden

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  • cliff tunstall 1 year ago

    Brilliant, don't know when these videos were produced as I have only just found them. It doesn't really matter, they are the tops, do keep em coming and hope I don't miss any. As to your carrot eating friend she/he reminds me of the many collies/sheepdogs which I grew up with on a farm in extreme North Yorkshire.

  • Katie Lee 1 year ago  this is going off subject but as l mentioned any sort of container gardening has the problem of the soil drying out quicker than veg grown in raised beds ,do you think the above simple idea  would work for my Morrison container pots for a 'self watering system'. l was thinking it would reduce the amount of watering l'd need to do plus it would elevate the pots a little higher for me. l don't want to buy a  watering hose to place on each pot as it would be too problematic to set up from my house so lv been searching on You tube for cheap and simple self watering ideas for the Morrison pots. kind regards

  • C3 Voyage 1 year ago

    HGV, you'll need to publish your actual name once in a while…somewhere!  Maybe "About" area.  LOL.  I can't seem to find or remember it.  I'm sorry buddy.  I sure hope you haven't told me yet, but if you have, apologies.  I appreciate your kind words.

  • Home Grown Veg 1 year ago

    C3 Voyage has taken up the challenge listing more than a dozen Veggies that he is growing vertically in a small space. Please read his submission and follow his links to see how it's done. If you need further clarification or need any explanations or advise please contact Brent on the C3 Voyager channel. I know he would be please to hear from you.
     Lets share the knowledge.  

  • C3 Voyage 1 year ago

    Well, sir.  I accept your challenge and have already done so.  I'm growing almost everything vertically because of limited space.  Peas, beans, tomatoes, broccoli, cabblage, eggplant, squash, spinach, cucumbers, peppers, kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and yep, even lettuce.  :O)  Anything, you can imagine can be grown.  Even corn and potatoes can be contained.  Let me explain, then I'll throw in a link to a few videos and others can click on my page to left and visit all they want. 

    First, some crops don't climb, so one has to erect a vertical platform to take advantage of space.  The vertical FAWN does that in my vids.  Other crops climb so one trains upward vertically like pole over bush beans.  Some crops can be encouraged to climb vs bush like squash and peppers by pruning similar to what is done with tomatoes via twine.

    The FAWN concept is simple.  Set pots on a platform that contains a complete water-soluble fertilizer reservoir.  Includes micro-nutrients.  I use hydroponic fertilizer and pay about $75 for an entire season's worth.  This is the base.  Nutrients are not expensive if bought bulk dry and mixed as needed.  Next the plants can be planted in any wicking type plant medium such as perlite, peat, coconut coir, rice hulls…anything that water can wick through sterile or organic.  I personally am now using a heavy organic soil mixture of half compost (our word for compost meaning finished, decayed plant material) and mix it with composted rice hulls.  Your word for compost often refers to what we call "potting mix" from what I understand.  This can also be peat with compost if someone wants to replicate.  I am finding a very real advantage to the heavy compost.  However, how the soil is comprised is negligible because of the wicking part of the equation.  The pre-mixed nutrient will wick up to the plants.  Once established, the plant roots will go downward into the reservoir where air and feeder roots will form gathering any additional nutrients and water it needs.  The puffy "air" roots will prevent suffocation that typical potted plants can experience as the season progresses and the "feeder" roots will remain relatively small once in the reservoir because they get all their needs met.  The roots in the pots suck up organic amendments you put in there.  Win, win.  Water is conserved and used efficiently.  I circulate the nutrient with a $20 pump from Amazon via a "nutrient reservoir", but it's not needed if one wants to change the reservoir nutrient regularly.  Can't get easier once assembled and assembly is easy enough.  I don't sell anything and I don't advocate anything but the concept.  Any pot will work.  Any platform will work.  Any reservoir will work.  My veggies, besides the occasional pest, have been sterling.  Here's the rub!  All, I want, and I'm being selfish here of course, is to have a conversation with people.  Share with me, talk to me.  :O)  Here are some direct links to some harvests, but remember, most of my videos cover the concept.  I don't show every pluck of a veggie, but you can see the fruits in every video and imagine them being plucked as needed.  I have recently started the "production" phase after working the concept all last season and that includes some harvests.  I am also not trying to survive off of my plantings so I use successive plantings to get 5 to 10 helpings a week or so from the garden.  I truly have a blast at this.  It's so fun.

    Broccoli (Peas coming on in this one):
    Turnip Greens (any green really):
    Cabbage and Lettuce:
    Tomatoes:  Tons of shots throughout the channel.

    I've rambled on, but here is my entry.  Once could take two FAWNs.  Once flat with a trellis for climbers and one vertical, for non climbers, and produce a lot of good stuff–anything you an imagine–in a very small space with a high degree of success.  Bushy crops like squash and cabbage respond well to trimming if nutrients are there and many leaf veggies regrow.  I show my experiments on that too.  The build can be untreated wood platform using any pot imaginable, and if not in a greenhouse, can have a cover of any type such as tarp for shading of intense sun and rain.  I'm really enjoying you asking actually.  Any thoughts outside of the box are great for me.  I'll read on for others.  I may borrow from someone else.  Always looking to do it better.  Cheers.


  • Gavin Grierson 1 year ago

    I think the only veggies that you could grow vertically is like leaf crops, (lettuce, rocket, herbs etc) maybe some fruits like strawberries or tomatoes. As far as growing roots, I've never seen anything that could do the job. Someone ought to get their thinking cap on, one for Dragons Den maybe.

  • Katie Lee 1 year ago       thank you for the idea open to people up a challenge. The only video on You Tube that l have found  so far that would work for me to garden from my power chair is this one, which we are planning to make this yr. l would have to put this table height raised bed on some sort of wheels as my patio/paths are my access in and out from my house so l need to be able to move them out of the way to get out from the garden.  At the moment l have 4 raised plots approx. 6ft  x  4ft x 1ft high plus lots of large pots that l grow veg in plus several low arches over the path that we grow runner beans that l can reach comfortably. As we plan on moving next year l like the ideas in the video lv linked as l could take them to our new house. As you said most vertical growing plans have the problem of the soil drying out .

  • Sam Williamson 1 year ago

    Good video but the music is a bit much. 

  • Home Grown Veg 1 year ago