Added by on 2018-07-26

Today we’re taking a look at my friend Marco’s system, the Aponix vertical barrel growing system. It can be either soil or hydroponic, but you’ll see me set it up as a hydroponic system in this video. Vertical hydroponics is one of the THE MOST PRODUCTIVE ways to grow in small, urban spaces due to its high yield and low footprint. What I like about this system is that the parts are mostly available at hydroponic retailers or Amazon, unlike fancier systems like the Tower Garden which try to lock you in to their products and nutrients. LEARN MORE Epic Gardening is much more than a YouTube channel. I have a website with 300+ gardening tutorials as well as a podcast where I release daily gardening tips in five minutes or less. There’s also a Facebook group with over 1,500 other gardeners sharing their tips. → Website: http://www.epicgardening.com/blog → Podcast: https://apple.co/2nkftuk → FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/epicgardening/ PRODUCTS IN THIS VIDEO → https://www.aponix.eu/ DONATE If you like my videos, articles, or podcast episodes, please consider supporting on Patreon. For rewards, I’ll answer gardening questions and make videos! → https://www.patreon.com/epicgardening SOCIAL MEDIA → Steemit: https://steemit.com/@halcyondaze → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epicgardening/ → Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/epicgardening → Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/epicgardening → Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/epicgardening MUSIC / CREDITS Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodPi Wall Vertical Hydroponic Grow System Living WallsTournesol VGM Modular Living Wall SystemWoolly Pocket – Drip irrigating the Wally modular living wall systemDifferent Types Of Hydroponics (Vertical Growing, Flood And Drain, Aeroponics, Rotary System Etc)Vertical Hydroponics System (Vertical Farming and Volksgarden)

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17 Comments

  • Epic Gardening 4 months ago

    Timestamps!
    0:00 – Intro
    1:25 – System Setup
    5:05 – Filling System
    8:09 – Seed Starting
    10:05 – Seeds Germinated
    10:32 – Planting Seedlings

  • Gardiner's Plot 4 months ago

    oooo thats pretty!

  • California Gardening 4 months ago

    Looks like a great product! Nicely done review

  • Danny Dinglehoff 4 months ago

    I’d like to move our basil operation into a new system like this. I just have a feeling the price will be absurd on these.

  • Pseudo Nym 4 months ago

    A water level indicator to do list?
    Nice demo dude

  • Jays 886 4 months ago

    Awesome. How often must you add nutes to this system?

  • R F22 4 months ago

    Very nice!

  • Marco Tidona 4 months ago

    Thanks Kevin! Well done!

  • Forage Forage 4 months ago

    VERTICAL SYSTEMS ARE JUST AWESOME! It's too bad they are most often way over priced.
    I'm working with a 3D Printer group..and we're exploring this right now..
    However, technically… you could take an existing food grade water barrel.. and create a very similar set up for the body.
    Water Barrels can be found for about $25.00 each.. pumps are pretty cheap..$30 for a good one..and one that you could control the water flow. Note…if you cant find or afford one that has a water flow adjustment..that's an easy fix.. Simply extend the tubing till the water flow is gently spilling out the top of the tube..this will requires a support tube (pvc)… You'll likely need to pay close attention to the actual head height listed.. most of them..will work for standard barrel height.The rest of the materials are readily available, and very cheap…Dont forget to put a timer in line with your set up.
    Cant find a standard 55 gallon water barrel? Simple fix: You can stack 5 gallon food grade buckets..technically they're like rings. Just use the lid to create a lip for each bucket..cutting away the center part.. I created a little different method on mine, but the lid will work, just make sure you are allowing the water to drain all the way down to the reservoir..
    You'd be amazed at how many 2" net cups you can get in a 5 gallon bucket.. I did mine 4 buckets high. Each bucket is about 15" tall, but you loose about 3/4" when you stack.. so just shy of 5 feet tall nice height.. I did not use the bottom bucket for plant material.. So 3 buckets were full of plant materials.

    This concept is the Garden Tower/Tower Garden version but only with a much larger circumference. Those units of course are ridiculously priced..

  • William Reeder 4 months ago

    Great Video

  • Tiffaney Jones 4 months ago

    That's really nice ,what's the website to buy one ?

  • ALC ALC 4 months ago

    that's bad ass u just leave your plants in there until they bloom Right.

  • reptile Z 4 months ago

    Looks 3d printable, could get spendy though. Really promising design.
    Great vid. Tks.

  • buddy77587 4 months ago

    Sweet

  • buddy77587 4 months ago

    A little ecosystem

  • buddy77587 4 months ago

    I've seen done with plants or fish…..

  • buddy77587 4 months ago

    WWOW!
    So cool