Added by on 2017-05-09

I’m experimenting with growing vertically, by building my own towers. They grow strawberries in Florida vertically: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Fruits-Hydroponics/107319569291827?ref=stream More photos of that place here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=499534936736953&set=a.114379015252549.13291.107319569291827&type=1&theater Related PostsVertical Gardening Ideas, Green WallsVertical Gardening! The Benefits and How to Get StartedIdeas for Green Walls and Vertical Gardens Urban GardeningBuilding a Strawberry Wall – Vertical GardeningEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow Foodcomo hacer un jard

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

17 Comments

  • Natasha G 6 months ago

    sweet! great vid! toally doing this, this spring for my strawberries!

  • fenixcats 6 months ago

    and Thank You for the video – will be making mine this week and needed this for ideas…

  • fenixcats 6 months ago

    hrprada – the bad stuff is in the manufacturing or disposal of this product, not the use. The environmental and health risks associated with PVC are greatest at the two ends of its lifetime: during manufacturing and disposal (if by incineration). Most PVC products are safe to use and some offer significant durability, cost, and maintenance advantages compared with competing products.

  • fenixcats 6 months ago

    To the credit of the chlorine and PVC industries and government bodies, vast improvements have been made in manufacturing processes over the past twenty years, many of the worst environmental offenders are already gone or on their way out.The environmental and health risks associated with PVC are greatest at the two ends of its lifetime: during manufacturing and disposal (if by incineration).

  • fenixcats 6 months ago

    Your comment made me research what you stated. I really appreciate that and here is what I found out, maybe to help you as well!

    Please read my new post…

  • Kang Zumwalt 6 months ago

    I should have said "Vertigro" stacks
    Look at any of my videos that says stack updates, that vertical system works the best.

  • Kang Zumwalt 6 months ago

    you use a drill with a hole saw

  • Shankar Emerson Berlanda 6 months ago

    what?

  • Shankar Emerson Berlanda 6 months ago

    how to cut this pvc thing?

  • Kang Zumwalt 6 months ago

    If you're thinking of doing this, I would get better results from my vertigo stacks.

  • Shankar Emerson Berlanda 6 months ago

    great

  • hrprada 6 months ago

    The idea of vertical vegetable gardens is great but the use of PVC as the material of choice, is dumb, if you'll excuse me for offending your sensibilities. Just research the link between PVC and dioxin contamination. I would pick a safer plastic material like polyethylene unless you don't care about nasty chemicals leaching into your veggies, which you couldn't call organic then, could you ?.

  • Kang Zumwalt 6 months ago

    My biggest challenge with the vertical method was wind. Try to put it somewhere calm or the wind will tear off your leaves and blooms.

  • Kang Zumwalt 6 months ago

    I didn't put any drain holes in the bottom, thinking it would provide some wicking that would help retain moisture. with the daily dripper from the top now it's not as necessary I suppose. You might try asking your local grocer or restaurant for buckets with lids. I get 5 gallon pickle buckets with lids from a friend that owns a BBQ restaurant and I'm told that grocers get alot of inventory in buckets with lids that they just throw out. Some will save them for you.

  • Kang Zumwalt 6 months ago

    I did also recently put a little dolomite in the top, it's time releasing.

  • Kang Zumwalt 6 months ago

    No, I've just been giving them plain city tap water, till last weekend when I bought a gallon of compost tea, it put a few cups in there to see if it would help them any. In Florida, they grow strawberries vertically with this method and this way at U-Pick-It places: See the link I put in the description to First Fruit Hydroponics

  • mhpgardener 6 months ago

    That's pretty cool. Are you feeding them anything other than the original soil mix?