The Garden Tower – a complete hobby system
The Organic Kitchen Garden where it should be – near the Kitchen! The Garden Tower is a vertical container growing system that utilises an organic soil/compost growing media. Its unique design features a central composting wormery to create a naturally fertilised biological system. Surrounding this column is a 180 litre volume providing 50+ planting spaces. This creates the perfect growing environment for 50 vegetables, herbs or fruits (or more) in just 1 m². A truly unique concept!
The Garden Tower enables anyone to have their own vegetable garden. Since it is a self-contained system, you don’t need a back yard or garden to have your own vegetable patch. A 1m² flat surface that gets 6-8 hours of sunlight (or from growing lights) per day will suffice. Most of all these space-efficient properties mean it is perfect for balconies, small patios or even in a conservatory.
Built in fertility
The central composting system comprises a tube that runs down the centre of the Tower. Into this you add compost worms and regularly empty your kitchen scraps. The worm action will produce a rich dark compost (from the worm castings) and compost tea (from the excess fluids). Put back into the Tower these contribute to nutrient dense growing environment for your plants. Especially relevant is that the Tower also reduces your organic waste that would otherwise be taken away to landfill. This is an ever-growing problem for the planet, and particularly useful if you live on the eighth floor!
Easy to Setup and Use
In addition, it is very easy to setup, use and maintain. Operations like planting and watering are simple. The wormery requires very little maintenance, beyond a regular feed of scraps, which are decomposed in a completely odourless way to become plant nutrients. The wormery itself is a very resilient system. Because the core is perforated, the worms are able to move throughout the system. Consequently, they aerate and transport nutrients into the root-zone, and can escape there when not feeding in the core. The worms also constantly have the perfect moisture levels simply because the plants have enough water, lack of which causes 90% of problems in regular wormeries.
In conclusion the Garden Tower has:
- an inbuilt bearing system allowing easy rotation, which is perfect for both senior and junior gardeners.
- The Tower requires no external power sources and
- it is also easy to water, due to gravity in the vertical design,
- and water conserving,
- and space efficient,
- with minimal weeding, and,
- regularly harvestable compost.
- Finally, abundant growth, making the Garden Tower the perfect hobby garden.
Made from 100% recyclable, food grade, BPA free, high impact HDPE.
The Tower measures 66cm in diameter (including feet) and stands 112cm high once assembled. It will arrive in a box measuring 55cm x 55cm x 65cm high.
At Nature’s Toolbox we want you to get the best experience from growing your own greens, and we are always happy to help. You can contact us via the contact page or via any of our social media channels if you have any queries. The Garden Tower Project has a Global Community Facebook Page where thousands of enthusiastic Tower growers share and care. Go and have a look to see what we mean!! If you like our product – please like our Garden Tower UK Facebook page or follow us on Twitter
We also recommend the Irrigatia SOL-C12 SMART Solar watering system for use with the Garden Tower.
*The key to the success of this system lies in the wonders of the soil-food-web. For more information about the soil-food-web and organic plant nutrition please contact us via the contact page. We can point you in the direction of some fascinating recommended reading.