Added by on 2016-07-08

“There are wonderful ideas for what people are doing, working with small spaces. There’s lots to get you excited about growing — anywhere.” Stephen Hindrichs shows three approaches to growing vertically in limited space in his backyard garden. One is a south-facing wall made from a wood pallet filled with soil held in with weed cloth. The second is a tower garden, an aeroponic system alternately drenching the plant roots with nutrient-filled water, and then air. Its yields are 5-6 times that of soil-based plants. The third is a DIY Barrel Garden. Stephen cut the top off a wine barrel, and drilled 40-50 holes in the sides for plants. In the middle is a mesh cylindrical tube where kitchen scraps are added, along with compost worms. Worms migrate into soil packed between the tube and the barrel sides, fertilizing and aerating. A pan below the barrel collects water so nutrients can be recycled. Episode 303. Read Janaia blog: Gardening in a Small Space? Go Vertical! Thanks for being a Peak Moment viewer! Subscribe to peakmoment channel on YouTube for more great shows on grass roots pioneers forging a post-growth culture. Subscribe to email news or donate at Visit Peak Moment on: Facebook: GooglePlus: Janaia on Facebook: Twitter: (handle: @peakmomenttv) iTunes: Related PostsVertical Gardening for Small SpacesVertical Gardening for Small SpacesVertical Gardening In An Urban Environment – Growing Vegetables In Small SpacesGrow food in small spaces with a vertical herb gardenVegetable gardening in small spacesNorthwest Gardening: Vertical gardens for urban spaces

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  • Michael Ball 1 year ago

    Great video clip, thanks for sharing! I'm planning on growing fruit bearing climbers up each wall of the house to make use of the vertical space. Recently I planted 2 summer kiwis (actinidia kolomikta) against the south facing wall and, when my budget allows plan on growing tara vines and chocolate vines up other walls.

  • San Tan 1 year ago

    There absolutely no reason what so ever to use a large container like that barrel, as shown.  Unless you plant more edibles in the wall sides.. that barrel is not being used correctly.  Most edible plants only require 8" to 14" of depth!  All the soil or potting mix below that is TOTALLY WASTED!..And so is the water.  You want to do this in containers that are far more shallow but provide you with a reasonable surface area..  like 5 or 6 gallon buckets… YIKES.

  • pablo mago 1 year ago

    beautiful episode ..thanks to both …

  • LARK'S GARDENS 1 year ago

    Thank you so much for sharing all your tips, techniques and knowledge. I do grow vertically and find it quite beneficial.