How to create a vegetable garden using a garden tower

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Growing Nutritional Rich, and Delicious Vegetables by Using Garden Tower

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Garden towers are excellent sources to grow good quality and nutrient-rich vegetables in the space limited conditions. There is no requirement of time commitment and learning curves such as for traditional gardening. Tower gardens allow the growth and production of vegetables without dirt and soil, so it is the best approach for those who don’t want to have a messy environment or any messy corner at home.

There are many unique vegetable garden ideas, and garden tower is one of the best approaches to grow good quality vegetables. This article is mainly focused on instructions, and practices to make a small vegetable garden by using garden tower.

Take A Bucket and Fill with Stones

Bucket with Stones

Garden towers are made in a vertical direction and can also be equipped with garden tower lights. Growers can use garden tower hydroponic system, or garden tower with soil medium. However, there are many garden tower DIY practices and they can be easily made at home. Garden tower projects and garden towers indoor are good approaches to get fresh, and healthy vegetable produce on a sustainable basis.

Gardeners or homeowners can start making garden tower by using any good quality bucket. Then they should add stones in this bucket. Stones are easily available in most areas, but if not then can also be purchased from landscapers, and nurseries. About one-third part of the bucket should be filled with stones or rock fragments. Bucket or pot size may vary according to grower’s choice and interest, but minimum it should be at least 16 inches wide and its length should be equal to five gallons. Other than buckets, the use of any vegetable garden containers is also feasible.

Insertion of Wire Mesh Cylinder

Wire Mesh Cylinder

There should be an appropriate ration between wire mesh cylinder, and container and can be adjusted as 1:2 or 1:3. Its bottom portion should be completely covered by using stones followed by the wiggling of the cylinder to create some looseness. Garden towers can be made in various unique vegetable garden designs and the application of a vegetable garden fence is also possible to protect vegetables from pests and animals.

Addition of Peat Moss to Cylinder, and Container

Peat Moss

Peat moss creates excellent growing conditions, as it greatly improves the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil. One of the best advantages of adding peat moss is that it helps the soil to conserve and hold more water, so the need for frequent irrigation is greatly reduced. Filling of cylinder with 2-3 inches of peat moss is generally regarded as a good approach.

Incorporate Vegetables to Garden Tower


Growers can add their favorite or seasonal vegetables in the garden towers and can get excellent production by using simple management practices. Sun-loving vegetables should be placed at the topmost portion and sides of the tower so that they can get abundant sunlight. Whereas, shade-loving vegetables should be incorporated in the areas where the probability of receiving sunlight is less. Garden tower plants should be placed at a location where it can receive 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. Vegetable garden plants can be easily incorporated according to growers wish and requirements.

Seed Plantation in Garden Tower

Seed Plantation

Seeds should be placed or sown in between the wire mesh into the soil. Growers should avoid further addition of soil, peat, and moss, as it may cause germination problems. Seed plantation can be greatly eased by using vegetable garden planner, as it will help to grow desired vegetables on specific times. Seed plantation in the garden tower is much easy than the vegetable garden raised beds and offers numerous benefits. Garden tower planters can also be used for vegetable plantation in garden towers.

Plantation of Seedling Roots

Seedling Roots

The places in between the wire mesh are ideal for plantation of seedling roots. These should be planted at an appropriate distance below the seeds for the establishment of a good rooting system. Whereas, the roots of the tallest growing vegetables should be placed at the bottom. The shape, and size of the garden tower can be greatly modified according to the vegetables to be grown. So, growers should check the expected sizes and vegetable garden layout, so, that they can organize a garden tower according to requirements.