Hydroponic Fun low cost Herb grow tower What a wonderful gift for your Mom or Grandmother
I have sold and delivered over 150 of similar towers on ETSY and EBAY.
I have simplified the tower to be rugged and friendly to use. It really works growing just about anything that has roots.
The 28 inch tall Mini Tower has just a few parts. A tough food grade 5 gallon white pail. A tower made from 6 inch pipe with 12 grow pods mounted slanting down, screwed in place with a stainless steel screw that protrudes into the root area. trapping your planting in place as it grows around it.
The grow pods are sealed to the tower ensuring that the nutrient/water flow is contained within the tower recirculating into the pail. Start from seeds or small seedlings. Plant by poking 3 or 4 holes in foam block and with wet tooth pick up and place seeds in holes. Or cut foam to be around the seedling plant stem above the roots and stuff it in a grow pod.
The nutrient, at least a full season of Maxi Grow is supplied. A couple tablespoons or less per gallon of water is stored in the pail. It will last well over a week in moderate weather. Tomatoes drink a lot and in hot weather will need a little more attention.
A high quality pump with only one moving part is provided. The pump runs continuously providing a constant visual aerated nutrient fountain to drizzle down inside the tower feeding the roots uniformly throughout the tower.
The pump flow is filtered and is readily accessed by lifting the tower from the pail, even when it has a season of growth. Roots can be trimmed as the plants grow by lifting the tower out of the pail support collar
The attached picture of peppers, squash, Kale and tomatoes is typical of what can be grown in your mini tower. Oregano, Thyme, Cilantro, Mustard, Basil, Parsley, Peppermint, Summer Savory, Chives (garlic) Sage, Dill, Chives will grow from seed in the tower.
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What you will receive:
1 thick wall white, food grade 5 gallon pail. With blue splash cover.
12 pod grow tower fully assembled.
Support collar with 4 attaching bolts, nuts. spacers and seals.
Pump. A powerful, quiet, reliable ECO 172 pump.
Visual fountain with external ball valve flow control