Vertical Garden?

by Greg
(USA)

Hi, love your site, keep up the important and informative work. Could you please offer me advice on growing vertically or making a vertical system? I would like to grow plants or vegetables in 6-10 " diameter pvc pipes that are vertical. Can I just drill holes in the sides of these and place grow cups in them?

Thanks for any direction and help!

Answer:

Hi Greg,
Thanks for your kind word about our site, we are just getting started!

I'll be honest with you, we have never tried vertical growing systems. Hydroponics is cool, though, in that you can actually do your own thing, and if it works, then why not? Experiment with your pipes and see what works. I do know that when you use pipes and a flowing nutrient kind of setup, it can get a little tricky. The solution must flow continually over the roots so they don't dry out, but not too fast. Also, roots tend to grow thick and can clog the tubes.

That being said, I know there are plenty of people doing the vertical thing with pipes, so go for it! You might be interested in this website, too: http://vertigro.com/

Good luck!

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