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Garden Tower 2 Video Setup Guide:

 

Garden Tower Project Instructional Series: Introduction to the Garden Tower 2
Garden Tower Project Instructional Series: Introduction to the Garden ...

A series of brief instructional videos on the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project. Shop at http://bit.ly/GardenTower...

How to assemble the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project
How to assemble the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project

A series of brief instructional videos on the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project. Shop at http://bit.ly/GardenTower...

Loading Soil in the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project
Loading Soil in the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project

A series of brief instructional videos on the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project. Shop at http://bit.ly/GardenTower...

Planting the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project
Planting the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project

A series of brief instructional videos on the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project. Shop at http://bit.ly/GardenTower...

Composting with the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project
Composting with the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project

A series of brief instructional videos on the Garden Tower 2 by Garden Tower Project. Shop at http://bit.ly/GardenTower...

Kristi on Summer Vegetable Planting with your Garden Tower
Kristi on Summer Vegetable Planting with your Garden Tower

Kristi Armes gives a brief summary of summer planting of her Garden Tower. July vegetable garden planting is easy, fun ...

Kristi Composting with her vegetable and herb Garden Tower!
Kristi Composting with her vegetable and herb Garden Tower!

Kristi Armes gives a brief summary of worm composting with her Garden Tower. Simple, low maintenance red wiggler vermic...

Garden Tower 2 Caster Kit Installation
Garden Tower 2 Caster Kit Installation

Installation video for the premium caster kit available for the Garden Tower 2 from Garden Tower Project: http://bit.ly/...

 

Garden Tower 1 Video Setup Guide:

Garden Tower Setup: Assembly
Garden Tower Setup: Assembly

Garden Tower Setup Series: Out-of-box assembly of a Garden Tower; a "how to" plus useful tips and suggestions. http://ww...

Garden Tower Setup: Placement
Garden Tower Setup: Placement

Garden Tower Setup Series: Where and how to place the Garden Tower for best results; a "how to" plus useful tips and sug...

Garden Tower Setup: Soil
Garden Tower Setup: Soil

Garden Tower Setup Series: Guidance on potting soils, amendments and installation; a "how to" plus useful tips and sugge...

Garden Tower Setup: Watering
Garden Tower Setup: Watering

Garden Tower Setup Series: The basics of watering the Garden Tower; a "how to" plus useful tips and suggestions. http://...

Kristi on Summer Vegetable Planting with your Garden Tower
Kristi on Summer Vegetable Planting with your Garden Tower

Kristi Armes gives a brief summary of summer planting of her Garden Tower. July vegetable garden planting is easy, fun ...

Kristi Composting with her vegetable and herb Garden Tower!
Kristi Composting with her vegetable and herb Garden Tower!

Kristi Armes gives a brief summary of worm composting with her Garden Tower. Simple, low maintenance red wiggler vermic...

Awesome urban edibles: Growing vertically in a Garden Tower 2
Awesome urban edibles: Growing vertically in a Garden Tower 2

Some examples of planting and growing a variety of different vegetables in Garden Towers. Here's a taste of urban organ...

 

Initial set-up and planting:

 

Add a soil mixture (6-7 cubic feet) that is organic if possible.  Very light and lofty mixes are available that will do a great job while only adding 20-30 pounds of weight (dry). 

 

Garden Tower setup

 

Remove a handful of soil from the pocket to be planted (when planting starts).  Plants can be grown from seed in the Garden Tower as well, but special care must be taken to maintain moisture in each pocket without disturbing the seed and soil (frequent bottle misting is an effective method).

 

Garden Tower setup

 

Straighten bound plant roots and insert starter plant into pocket. 

 

Garden Tower setup

 

Replace removed handful of soil and use it to support the new plant.

 

Garden Tower setup

 

Lightly press soil around the plant stem to bolster root zone and prevent soil loss during watering. 

 

Garden Tower setup

 

Gently water each pocket 1-2x daily for 7 days or until plants develop new roots and appear stable.

 

Garden Tower setup

 

Watering from the top is all that is necessary beyond the first week.  Adding some mulch, leaf littler, coir, or other fibrous material to the top surface will help reduced evaporation and prevent soil disturbance making watering even easier. 

 

Garden Tower setup

 

Add 2 or more pounds of compostable kitchen scraps to the compost tube prior to adding worms.  We suggest adding your worms after you have been adding kitchen scraps for at least 3 days, this provides time for decay which is necessary for the worms to feed.  Adding some shredded cardboard or newspaper periodically (1 part paper to 4 parts kitchen scraps) will help provide the carbon:nutrient balance for the worm community to thrive.

 

 Garden Tower setup

 

Add 2 to 6 ounces or about one cup of healthy worms.  Red wigglers and nightcrawlers will work in companion to maximize productivity and nutrient cycling in the Garden Tower.  Red wigglers and nightcrawlers can be found locally at very low cost in most communities (outdoor sporting stores, bait shops).  However, numerous online outfits will deliver healthy worms to your door. 

 

Garden Tower setup

 

The planted Garden Tower after one week!

 

Garden Tower setup

 

The planted Garden Tower after exactly 14 days!

 

Garden Tower Two Weeks Growth

 

That's it! Just keep adding fresh kitchen scraps and water from the top!  Nutrient enriched water will drain into a container below; simply add this "tea" back to the top and your plants will thank you! (Video instructions here!)

 

Want to see what this is going to look like in a month? Click here!

 

 

Vertical organic gardening & composting anywhere!

Garden Tower: The ultimate patio farm by Garden Tower Project.

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