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. Get FREE written instructio…

25 Responses to “DIY Hydroponic Garden Tower – The ULTIMATE hydroponic system growing over 100 plants in 10 sq feet”

  • Nan Woods says:

    What size pipe is that? Appears to be at least 4″. And approximately how many pots per side? Thanks.

  • Len Morlock says:

    4″ PVC is the usual pipe used. Space the plants just far enough so the plant leaves don’t get too crowded, but they can be much closer than in soil.

  • Len Morlock says:

    Start the seeds as you would normally, then carefully remove the seedling from the dirt or whatever. The cups used in these setups are called netcups and and be purchased for about 25 cents, or you can cut slits into a solo cup. The growing media in the cups is typically expanded clay balls.

  • Nan Woods says:


  • Carol Rocky says:

    Doesn’t the water in the PVC as it flows get too warm/hot for the mostly winter type plants that your growing, I’ve heard that it can be a big problem?

  • Canuckle Head says:

    I have built a version of your garden… We used 2.5″ holes and a home-made funnel to hold each plant that is held in rock wool only. Problem is seedlings don’t get much light due to how far down in pipe they are.

    How big are your seedlings when you transplant?

    After transplanting is the rockwool plug/base of plant even with the top of the pipe?

    After transplanting how much of the plant should be immersed in water? What is too much water? What is not enough water? Can send a pics. Thks!

  • Joann McCaffrey says:

    Why did you not use PVC pipe rather than the wood for stakes? Also, when the water flows is it safe to say you have to already have roots, no starting seedlings in this? (because the water is flowing at the bottom of the pipe) I was thinking of trying this but with PVC pipe in place of wood. Possibly sticking into two larger PVC pipes aprox 1 foot into ground so I can lift out and lay flat incase of a hurricane (im in FL) also wanted your thoughts on setting up with small solar unit for power

  • Victor David says:

    Fantastic we can adjust this in window,balcony.

  • ShrinkingChef says:

    Hey man, upvoted and subbed. More people need to know that growing their own food isn’t some incredibly difficult feet. And you have clearly demonstrated that! Many props.

  • FoodNotWeed David says:

    You are on your calling. I have challenged my friends to a productivity contest.
    Proud of you. 15 hours of research and still compiling info. Wife loves it too.
    Keep in touch bro.

  • Gary Kyhn says:

    Nice garden. One small suggestion. If you design it so the highest point is on the side above the tank, you’ll save about 1/2 of the water supply pipe and a 90 deg turn. This will take a little load off the pump, move a little extra water and look a little neater.

  • Zacharias Jooste says:

    Great System! I’m going to put one up for the wife also. How did you determine the slope of the pipes? How deep is the water level in the pipe? Thanks Zach.

  • Ken Teague says:

    Nice vertical grow setup! Thanks for sharing it with us. You may be interested in this: /watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=X2wWTadsBDA#t=132s

  • madison mejia says:

    what size baskets did you use?

  • Dennis Antoine says:

    3.75 in round net pots. I am not the builder-just printed directions and am reporting what I read..

  • berryorr says:

    Your Dropbox link is disconnected- too much traffic. Any other way to get the written instructions?
    Fantastic video, too!!!

  • Nicholas Stoica says:

    Not talking trash about the setup, props for the build! But would you not be better off making a setup more similar to Will Allen’s? Where there is a whole grow bed and therefore not limiting yourself to one row per tier? Again, cool setup just thinking about maximizing grow space

  • verticalearthgardens says:

    We actually own the patent to this garden. Please respect our intellectual property. If you do want the real instructions you can visit our website. We spent have spent over 4 years designing developing and building in Southern California.

  • Kyle Starkey says:

    I came up with this idea 4 years ago. I had a hard time with starting the plants in the system. The roots were not long enough to hit the water at the bottom of the pipes. Do you not start your plants in this system?

  • Jeff West says:

    i’m building a system just like yours. i am trying to figure out what kind of p.v.c. glue that you used. it’s seeming really difficult to find one that for sure is food safe, but by the great and inspiring video you put up here, you seem to be able to eat what youre growing..

  • corbou2000 says:

    this is very interesting. i have a huge garden now mainly Pepper varieties. I will sell most of those peppers. I got videos on that. But this is a good idea for indoors for the Winter.

  • Paul Brindley says:

    How much electricity does this use? Do you have it on a constant flow, or do you ever let the roots sit?

  • Roland Julius Drescher says:

    Good morning friends. This is great, I like the way you guys are having fun. If you don´t mind, I am going to copy you vegetable growing. To your surprise, I am going to cultivate with the organic fertilyser of my worm farm..All I have to figure out, to change the plastic tubes for something what does not afect the vegetable. Congratulations!

  • Roland Julius Drescher says:

    Halo, PVC can be used, but only when your stay to flowers, and not for vegetable. In the wintertime , you´d have to move it in a warmer place to aviod freezing. Still a great way of having a nice little garden. Congratulations.

  • Fenikkusuuk says:

    Oh you just rock! You just gave me a great idea! I have to build an outdoor covered chicken enclosure outside because of predators (or I would end up with no chickens in short time) I can attach the pvc to the outside of the enclosure. then another thought pops to mind to create a segregated compost bin in the chicken enclosure and somehow run the water through it? Ooh that would be cool stuff. Got to figure out if that could be done. Some nice compost tea constantly fed in. Might overwhelm tho

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