In this video, I explain what happened to our vertical grow wall made from pallets designed for growing vegetables. This type of food growing technique is great for growing vegetables in small spaces but I give several tips and a demonstration to show how to have better success.
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At 8:05, you are literally standing in your compost bin, yet you pick off the leaves and just throw them out onto the ground. And then at 10:00, you use a bagged mix, when your compost is right at your feet. Wasteful.
I watch this channel a lot, but I have a problem with this and the original video. It seems that channels like this start out great…but as time goes on they run out of ideas so they come up with something…anything. So hey, let's tell people how to use pallets as vertical planters because it seems like a thing. The problem is people assume that this method was tried-and-true tested. It wasn't. As it turns out, it takes a lot of tending to. This should have been brought up in the video, but it wasn't because it wasn't thought of at the time.
Now if it starts out as "Hmmm…let's see if we can make a vertical bed using pallets" that would be a different thing. But it wasn't.
I was just thinking about the pallet bed (grow wall) the other day after watching one of your videos, it true you don't need big space.
Does anyone have anymore information on the drip growing system? Would like to get one
Saw the spider on the bag, scrolled for the triggered comments, was not disappointed lol
You gotta re do it
This is exactly why I came to YT tonight. I am in love with gardening but I have harfly any growing room. I need to get vertical-my only hope.
Hi Mark. I’m liking the series keep it up. Wanted to know what you use the solar panel next to the compost bin for?
Did those peas germinate?
Really creative way of using space!
ha ha, the stuff was not really growing there, you put it in there for a photography assignment? ha ha
What are your corrugated metal beds from? I have only been able to find round pipe, but yours appear to be oblong. Also, how much should I expect to pay for one like yours? What is it, about a meter tall? Thank you.
How do u keep your garden beds soil so rich looking all year?
You do not know how happy I am to have watched this video today! This morning my main goal was to transplant my lettuce, using a repurposed drawer chest but I had far too many and had no idea where to put the rest. I moved to Portugal last year and it’s very hot so I’ve put the lettuce in the shade of our lemon tree. THEN I came in and watched this video and actually had an old palette so went right back out, did it up and have attached it to the side of the chest 🙂
Since moving to Portugal this is my first time gardening, as we have a lot of land and lots of time! We had a lot of fruit trees already here, lemons, oranges, plums are in abundance, cherries, apples, pears and grapes (in the north of Portugal grapes are EVERYWHERE). I’ve now got about 20 oxheart tomato plants just starting to fruit, plenty of oregano, sweetcorn has just started sprouting and basil. I’m having a problem with peppers and chillis as they don’t seem to be germinating…starting them off in pots and have tried a few times now.
I have literally binge watched most of your videos today, and they are giving me so so much inspiration and such useful knowledge. Especially as you are also growing in a hot climate. I also love your motto 🙂 Thank you Mark!
I can't wait to see the peas in a month or so. It will probably be beautiful. I dropped some old seeds in my garden (just started in our new yard) and I had all sorts of things come up. Most of the seeds were from between 2008 and 2013. I found room for most of them, but have no idea what to do with the extra 20 plants, tomatoes and cucumbers mostly! I guess it's a good problem to have, right?
Thank you for your ongoing work! Your channel is an inspiration.