Reduce Your Footprint presents this Vertical Garden installation at Barrett House.
Steve Batley demonstrates the installation of a VGarden Slimrack. Steve summed it up nicely: "We've got food growing in the garden, we've got food growing along the fence, we've got food growing on the footpath... and now we've got food growing on the wall".
You need 4-5 hours of sunlight a day and can use reflected light.. can grow on the south side of a tiny house. If you include a paper template with the hole location in each corner, one could just put the template against the wall and drill all 4 holes before doing anything else, which would make installation a lot easier. Use drip irrigation system with a timer on it. Need good BFA certified organic potting mix with balance PH and nutrients. Special ingredients will be added to the top of the potting mix is compost made at home or worm castings from a worm farm because it's full of life and bacteria - if it has worms in it even better. Sprinkle into organic potting mix gives good growth. Next comes the plants, the only limit is how much sun and the size of the plant. Herbs, leafy greens (lettuce, spinach, parsley, basil..) plants that like the most moisture at bottom - For example strawberries on bottom like lots of water - put 5 plants there, lettuce/spinach 2nd level basil, parsley 3rd level and tomatoes with basil on the top (5th level_ where there is less water, beet root in middle above lettuce with lobelia on 3rd row up, coriander will go next to parsley on 4th row, spinach next to lettuce on 2nd level. All pre-potted ready to plant. - Next step is mulch on the top (chopped lucern) cover the surface of a couple of centimeters of mulch that keeps the moisture in, worms alive and breaks down to feed the plants. Keep a little space around the stem of each plant. Check drip water irrigation system. Can also adjust the drippers.. also give a good spray once everything is planted. Vertical garden give food in about 4 weeks.
DIY Aquaponics for Beginners 2014, a How To guide to making your first AP system
An Aquaponics design for a beginner which encompasses the three most popular Aquaponics, NFT, Grow Bed and the Raft Systems. Aquaponic systems also provide Talapia fish as a portion source once they've matured.
How To Build a Gravity-Based PVC Aquaponic Garden Very Easily
This is a how-to-video showing how easy it was to build a gravity-based aquaponic system with pvc, and two fish tanks. We have fourteen spots for plants on each system.
Aquaponics made easy
Fish tank from 100 gallon to 75 gallon it's very important to get the balance right to much water will stop plant growth and condition of the plants.
DIY Hydroponic Garden Tower - The ULTIMATE hydroponic system growing over 100 plants in 10 sq feet. This DIY Hydroponic Garden Tower grows over 100 plants in less than 10 square feet, by taking advantage of vertical growth space.[/size] Get FREE written instructions here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v7gnn66hqfoh0wc/DIY%20Hydroponic%20Garden%20Tower.pdf
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