Hello gang! I know it has been a long time since I’ve posted anything, but hey, life gets busy sometimes and we have to prioritize. Big Daddy Bigz is back though! Lets get right to it.
I want to share with you something that my amazing wife bought for my birthday. It is something I have been wanting to get for a couple of years now but haven’t because I really didn’t have the time to mess with anything else. Well she decided for me that it was time to get started growing some of our own fruits, vegetables, and herbs. She ordered it without my knowledge and presented it to me on my birthday a few days ago. Ya’ll look, I have watched so many videos on this Garden Tower 2 over the past several months that as soon as I laid eyes on that hexagon box I knew exactly what it was and could not wait to get it set up.
Now, I,m not gonna bore you with an unpacking and assembly video. It just seems redundant and a waste of our time to do so since there are already numerous videos out there that show you how to take it out of the box and put it together. You don’t need me to do that for you AGAIN, so let’s move along.
First of all let me tell you my plan. This article is the first of a series of articles about my experience with the Garden Tower 2 space saving planter. These articles may be either written or video articles. I am an Amazon Affiliate. There may be links in this series of articles that will take you directly to the product on Amazon’s website. I may receive a fee from Amazon if you purchase the product from them. If this is the case it will not effect your purchase price. Also, I will be very grateful to you for purchasing the item by way of my affiliate links. So, THANK YOU in advance.
As previously stated this will be a series of articles on the Garden Tower 2 and my experience with it. I will be posting pictures and videos on the progress every week or two. My purpose in doing this is to help you establish whether or not the Garden Tower 2 is a good fit for your gardening needs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comment section. I will answer them as thoroughly and quickly as I can. Also, be sure to subscribe or check back often for updates.
So what exactly is a Garden Tower 2? Glad you asked! It is quite frankly the best thought out way for anyone with limited space, physical handicaps, or someone who just wants a better way to grow food. It looks very much like a 55 gallon drum with holes in its side for planting vegetables. Now get this, even though it is only the size of a 55 gallon drum, it has a 50 plant capacity! That is about the size of a small backyard garden.
My favorite feature is the way this thing composts your kitchen scraps and turns them into plant food. There is a perforated tube running down the center of the Garden Tower 2 from top to bottom. This is where your buffet for red wiggler composting worms. In this tube you throw your kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, grass clippings, leaves, or any other organic non-protein type material, the worms will feast on it then travel through the perforations into the plant root area where they will deposit their castings (worm poop if you will) and add some of the most valuable nutrients to your plants. These castings not only add nutrients but also help your garden soil hold moisture longer therefore feeding your plants more steadily. The longer you feed your worms, the healthier you garden becomes. Amazing!
Another great feature is the little drawer at the bottom of the Garden Tower 2. This little drawer catches all of the excess water that passes through your garden. This allows you to catch all of the nutrients that would otherwise be lost. Everyday or two you can pull the drawer out, dump the nutrient dense water (called compost tea) back into the top of the Garden Tower 2 and let it feed your plants again. Is this not an incredible feature!? I mean really, try that in a traditional garden!
One more feature I need to tell you about is the fact that this thing is built on an axle just like a bicycle wheel. What this means is you can stand or sit in one spot and plant or harvest without having to walk around you garden. This is huge for those who may have a physical limitation which may require them to sit while gardening.
Now on to my set up. I think my favorite part is that I didn’t need a tiller, a shovel, a hoe, nor a rake. Just a pocket knife to open the 4 bags of potting soil to fill the tower. Once the tower was filled and drenched with water I started planting. The following is what I planted:
3 bush tomatoes in the top
6 red cabbage
6 romaine lettuce
6 bell pepper
6 swiss chard
And here is the finished product:
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