Vertical Gardening System

To-date:
Gourds, squash,cucumbers, tomatoes, greens of all types, and artichokes have grown well in wire towers.

 Okra has  not done well.


The Best Towers
Use fencing with 1"x2" pattern , medium gauge

Make the tower 2' diameter, and 3' tall

Line with burlap, heavier material is better

Water daily, use drip irrigation on a timer

Drippers should be on the inside of the tower
 and run from the top to the bottom


Here's a good looking system
                             
Unfortunately the company is out of business....

Thoughts for next year
Make a solar powered Lazy Susan to turn a tower and give plants uniform light...
Put a solid bottom under a tower so it can be turned by hand...
Put a tower on a dolly to add mobility...
Try a self watering system(wick)....
It may be necessary to use several water reservoirs  for the wick(1',2'...)
Make a floating row cover for  a tower...
Put a 4" pipe with seep hole 4" apart vertically in the center of a tower and use it to supplement drip system..
Try a soaker hose in place of drip system to water.

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JOHN McCarley
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PO Box 524
Cashiers, North Carolina 28717
United States

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