Vertical Garden Tower and Composter for Indoors or Outdoors
We love the idea of the Vertical Garden Tower and Composter for indoor growing in winter, and on the deck or patio for summer to keep herbs and microgreens at hand year round. This provides the most plants in the smallest space – any type of space as long as you get the sun or provide artificial light.
Now this incredible Garden Tower has been improved to really maximize growing ability in a small space with an ecological nutrient recycling system. It’s extraordinarily easy to use. Check the video on the next page to see what it is capable of doing plus read below.
Problems with Plant Towers
We’ve experimented with another type of plant tower and have some important tips on that. We ordered the Nancy Susan 3 tier to try indoors in late winter for growing microgreens. Well, we discovered that the challenge in plant towers is how their height casts shadows on the side away from the window.
So if you’re going to do well with indoor towers, you’ll probably need a large overhead grow light.1)https://gardensall.com/7-best-grow-lights-for-avid-gardeners/ It will probably work fine to have a grow light that catches the side of the tower away from the window, though you still may need to rotate the planter to provide more even growth. These will likely also need rotating outside as well, so just be aware and ready for that.
Pricey but Worth it?
We’ve figured that for our family, a grow tower will pay for itself in four months by saving in grocery purchases. After that… it’s all positive net savings. We haven’t put this plant tower through the real life field test yet, but when we do we’ll post an update here. Meanwhile, one member of the Gardens All Facebook community shared her photos of their two Plant Towers indicating she’s going to buy another this season.
You can get smaller, less expensive towers for less than half this, but they don’t have the added feature of composting system and compost “tea” tray that can then be used to add to your garden as well as for watering the plants in this tower. So while it’s a bigger investment up front, in just a few months you will be saving on groceries and on fertilizers, (if you buy any of that).
OR, if you’re good with building things, you can create your own. Some in the Gardens All community have already done that successfully, and we’ve included how-to videos
Planters in Use by Gardens All Facebook Community Member
And, here’s the comment and photos from a GardensAll Facebook community member, Lynda Reynolds, followed by photos of hers in use in her garden:
“I have 2…version one and then two. I love them and plan on getting two more…even though I have 16- 4X16 raised beds the towers are fun and very productive.”
Page 2: The new garden tower powering a fresh food revolution.
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