Vertical Garden

How to plant and grow a vertical (or roof) garden
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25 Responses to “Vertical Garden”

  1. Wouldnt it take an awful lot of water/Solution in order to feed the bottom plantings when 1st run?
    Once the cycle has been made and the circle joined as it were, i dont think it would be a problem, but i can see the reservoir being dry in no time.
    Or do you wet the rockwoll beforehand?

  2. I love this……

  3. Looks beautiful. What happens to your openings after one or two seasons and roots decompose in the space. Does it get mucked up and lose ability to wick water? Seems there could be a more ecological material to work with. Encourage using a bioponic approach to hydroponics for nutrient sources. All the elements used to build and feed this system are from manufactured chemicals; this sort of contradicts the important message behind vertical growing.

  4. Is that micro pump of sufficiant power to pump the nutrient that high, and at a rate needed for all that area of plants?

  5. Lasting indefinitely!? PERFECT

  6. I just looked up rock wool, never having heard of it before. I found some very interesting warnings concernning this material, dispite it’s advantages. It is hard to dispose of. If it is buried, it will last indefinitely, and it’s fibers are bad for your lungs. Please look up facts before using.

  7. Is it just me, or is the audio out of sync with the video? :P

  8. hi Im Making a 12 square meter vertical garden in Uruguay. South America. we have a very similar climate. Im building an outdoor garden.
    The question is: as the water has minerals that eat the metal, do you need a special type of pump? one with no metal I asume.
    the other one, how many times a day do you have to set the timer to irrigate the panel? or is it on the whole day?
    do you apply the rockwool dry and then insert the plants or you prehumidify it as to get the hidroponic water better?

  9. This is a great concept but I have concerns about the rockwool used for ediable plants.
    Because formaldhydes are used as a binder with most insulation products, here in Canada our known major manufactuer “Roxul”, I believe still uses this toxic substance. I’ll have to investigate further and/or find another alternative if that is still the case.

    Thanks for the post

  10. -also known as mineral wool or rotten cotton

  11. Also, how does the system remain stable? Because it is full of water and plants, is it top heavy? How easily does it tip over?

  12. Because the wall is continuously wet, is there a mold problem. How do you prevent mold from growing?

  13. the material needed for this doesn’t sound very ecological, does it?

  14. PiousFeathers Phoenix Reply September 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    @gardeningcentral What type of Rockwool, specifically, did you purchase and where did you get it?

  15. Hi
    I’m extremely interested in building this around my home; however, I suck at flowers and know nothing about them. To get me started, could you tell me what some idea plants would work with such a system? For example, what plants are you using in your system? They look great!

  16. 2 n’aiment pas! retournez donc dans votre centrale nucléaire les gars!

  17. Rockwool comes in either 3″ or 4″ thickness. You can use any rectangular window box as a recirculating tray that does not have drainage holes. Readily available are polystyrene window boxes.

  18. How thick is the rock wall? What is used for the recirculating tray?

  19. thank you very much for your answer. i will build it with rock wool. i will inform you when it is finished. Greetings from Turkey/Istanbul.

  20. Providing that the plants are properly fed with liquid fertiliser they will live just as long as they would have done if planted in the traditional manner. Rockwool is the correct medium for hydroponic gardens. Soil and compost will deteriorate and eventually breakdown. Rockwool will keep its shape whereas compost will fall down to the bottom of the section in which it is contained.

  21. Fasten the shade cloth to the timber frame with either a heavy duty staple gun or blue tacks. Add the fertiliser to the water that you use each time you top up the water supply.

  22. How many days will these plants be alive in these system? Do you prefer using rockwool or compost for middle layer?

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  24. very practical ! cool ! cannot wait to try !

  25. The growing medium is “Rock Wool”
    You can see he has water pumping through it all the time.
    There will be no worms – but insects and plant disease depends on how healthy you keep your plants.