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Give, Grow and Garden With Greenstalk!

Give, Grow and Garden With Greenstalk! | angiethefreckledrose.com

Finding the space to grow a successful garden isn't always easy.  Planting in containers is a great solution to this problem.  Your average container may have room for a small number of plants, but certainly not a whole garden.  GreenStalk is a stackable garden system that allows you to save space and grow vertically.  This tower helps plants thrive with an internal slow drip watering system that keeps each cell watered evenly.  

"Raise your gardening game by growing vertically!"

It is perfect for the beginner gardener who is ready to take their skills to the next level.  The innovative design allows you to stack lightweight tiers on top of each other.  Each tier has 6 separate pockets to plant in.  Depending on which size you choose, you can have up to 30 pockets to plant in.

It is made with nontoxic, BPA-free materials perfect for the organic gardener.  You can choose to grow anything from edibles to flowers. GreenStalk fits perfectly on any porch or patio, and can even be used indoors.  A product that's truly top spot worthy on any holiday wish list!

Grow a vertical garden in this stackable, space-saving plant tour that fits into any outdoor space. It has a built in slow drip watering system to help make growing easy!

My 5 tier GreenStalk garden in maple.

Growing With GreenStalk

I was eager to unbox my new gardening system upon arrival.  Since this portable growing tower isn't heavy, it was so simple to take it out of the package and get it ready to be set up.  I picked the 5 tier, 54 inch tall maple colored planter. It comes with watering disks for each tier and 1 top water reservoir that will make your life so much easier.  It also comes with an informative visual along with steps.  You can also purchase the 3 or 4 tiered options depending on your amount of space.  Along with maple color choice, you can choose stunning stone or black.

Grow a vertical garden in this stackable, space-saving plant tour that fits into any outdoor space. It has a built in slow drip watering system to help make growing easy!

Unboxing my GreenStalk

The 5 tier planter holds 5 cubic feet of soil.  I headed out to my local home improvement store to purchase the amount I needed.  I also added some of my favorite lobster compost to keep my plants happy.  You can add this to your soil when planting flowers and vegetables.  The next step is my favorite part of gardening.

Grow a vertical garden in this stackable, space-saving plant tour that fits into any outdoor space. It has a built in slow drip watering system to help make growing easy!

"You can grow whatever you want!"

It was time to pick out what I wanted to plant in this gorgeous new growing system, of course!  You can grow leafy greens, herbs, cucumbers, carrots and even potatoes.  I love how the pockets are deep.  If you decide to pick plants that have long roots, it won't be an issue.  They will have plenty of room to grow.  I decided I wanted to give strawberries a try.  I've had success with strawberries in hanging containers before, so I was hoping I could do it again!

Grow a vertical garden in this stackable, space-saving plant tour that fits into any outdoor space. It has a built in slow drip watering system to help make growing easy!

Filling each tier with soil and lobster compost

I wanted to grow more than one variety of strawberry in my GreenStalk garden. I decided on Quinault & Loran. I've grown Quinault in the past, and they have always done very well in my area.  I live in zone 6a Massachusetts and experience very harsh winters.  Quinault is an everbearing variety that produces from late spring through fall.  It is a perennial plant in zones 4 to 9. 

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Quinault strawberries grown in my GreenStalk planter over the summer

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Springtime Loran harvest

Loran is a new variety introduced this year.  It is a compact, early-bearing strawberry perfect for containers.  It doesn't produce many runners, so it's great for small spaces.  This hybrid is easy to grow and perfect for beginners. This strawberry is a biennial that will produce fruit for 2 years.

"Fresh strawberries, no digging required!"

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Snug like a strawberry plant in a GreenStalk

Once my strawberries were planted, it was time to start stacking.  When assembling, you just make sure the feet are locked together and snapped in place.  This will keep it nice and sturdy.  The genius design really does come together in no time! Once you assemble and add the water reservoir on top, you can thoroughly water it in.  I made sure to clean out debris weekly so no holes were blocked and the water could run freely. 

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Taking up hardly any room in my fenced in vegetable garden

I was seriously impressed with this space-saving planter.  It took up barely any room in my already established, fenced in vegetable garden.  My vegetable garden is filled with raised beds and other containers.  My soil in this area is very rocky, so digging is a no-go.  I put it right up against my chicken wire fence.  GreenStalk was also kind enough to send me the spinner. The lazy-susan spinner sits at the very bottom and allows me to rotate my garden. This lets each side to get an equal amount of sun.  You can purchase the spinner here

"An urban gardener's dream come true!"

Grow a vertical garden in this stackable, space-saving plant tour that fits into any outdoor space. It has a built in slow drip watering system to help make growing easy!

No weeds!

Save Water, Save Money

This planter was built with quality and reliability in mind. The slow drip watering method doesn't let anything go to waste.  As it trickles down from the top, it distributes equally.  Your planter does all the work for you!  Your crops are less susceptible to rot and disease.  The roots get a healthy drink each and every time. 

Grow a vertical garden in this stackable, space-saving plant tour that fits into any outdoor space. It has a built in slow drip watering system to help make growing easy!

The top water reservoir gives each plant a drink while you sit back and relax

During the beginning of summer, I only had to water every couple of days.  My plants grew strong soaking up some rain and moderate temperatures.  I really enjoyed saving time and not having to worry about dry soil. 

Grow a vertical garden in this stackable, space-saving plant tour that fits into any outdoor space. It has a built in slow drip watering system to help make growing easy!

Strawberries ripening in May and June

Keeping up with the watering was definitely more challenging in the hotter months of the summer.  That had less to do with the planter, and more to do with the intense drought we experienced here in New England.  It's been years since we had a drought that severe.  Thankfully, because of GreenStalk, my plants continued to thrive.  I was so thrilled with how many berries my plants produced!  That's not including all of the ones the birds stole from me.  I may need to invest in some sort of netting.  My strawberries were so good, not even the birds could resist snacking on them! 

Grow a vertical garden in this stackable, space-saving plant tour that fits into any outdoor space. It has a built in slow drip watering system to help make growing easy!

Harvesting strawberries all throughout July & August

I was curious to see if it would keep up during the fall, and it did! It actually surpassed my expectations.  I have a small strawberry patch that I'm in the middle of relocating.  Those strawberries haven't set fruit since the summer.  It's also full of weeds.  The strawberries in my GreenStalk garden have been producing all the way into NOVEMBER!

Yes, you saw that correctly. I've never seen a strawberry growing during the month of November in this zone.  I was so thoroughly shocked, I thought I was seeing things.  They may be smaller now that it's colder, but they are still just as tasty! Now that the winter is almost here, I'm looking into covering it before the snow starts to fall.  

Grow a vertical garden in this stackable, space-saving plant tour that fits into any outdoor space. It has a built in slow drip watering system to help make growing easy!

Berry I picked in November

I really loved growing in my GreenStalk vertical planter all season long.  I'm excited to share with you that they have launched a Kickstarter campaign!  Right now, your purchase of any planter will help contribute and support this great gardening product.  They have some Christmas package options that allow you to receive your planters before the holidays.  This garden tower would make a wonderful gift for friends and family! Head on over and check it out!

Do you grow vegetables, herbs or flowers in containers?  Tell me all about your small space gardening experiences and tips in the comment section below.  I'd love to hear all about it!  Don't forget to take advantage of the low prices and bundled packages they are offering right now on Kickstarter.  These planters are engineered to last and help you grow.  Take advantage of all the benefits of growing with GreenStalk. The sky's the limit!

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Disclaimer: Greenstalk was kind enough to provide me with a stackable planter.  I did receive the GreenStalk stackable planter as compensation for this honest review.  I only promote companies I enjoy and love and all opinions are my own!

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121 Comments

  • Reply
    candy
    November 13, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Planting upwards is the best space saving. Plus much easier on your back.

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      Thefreckledrose
      November 13, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Yes! It’s definitely so much easier on your back πŸ™‚

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    bianca
    November 13, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    This is such a great idea! We will all be green thumbs soon!

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      Thefreckledrose
      November 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks Bianca! πŸ™‚ It is a great planter for everyone!

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    Jennifer
    November 13, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    What an amazing idea! I thought about growing strawberries next year but I thought it was going to be too much work. This looks like the perfect solution!

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      Thefreckledrose
      November 13, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! You will love it, works great for growing delicious, plump berries πŸ™‚

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    Laura
    November 13, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    This is wonderful. I love that it has deep pockets. I have always wanted to try growing carrots, potatoes, and onions in a patio garden but I always worried the containers wouldn’t be deep enough. I could grow a whole salad in this!

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      Thefreckledrose
      November 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks Laura! It’s such a joy to plant in πŸ™‚ All those crops would grow great in this GreenStalk! Happy growing!

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    Jodi
    November 14, 2016 at 8:00 am

    What a great way to garden with kids. It could all be on the patio and within reach of them!

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      Thefreckledrose
      November 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Most definitely Jodi! This would be a great plater to grow in with any young green thumbs πŸ™‚

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    Lori
    November 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Love this! Plus it keeps the strawberries contained… they can become a bit unruly.

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      Thefreckledrose
      November 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      They definitely can! This is certainly a great solution πŸ™‚

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    image-in-ing: weekly photo linky
    November 15, 2016 at 6:59 am

    This is a great idea!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/11/haifa-israel.html

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    Krystal // The Krystal Diaries
    November 15, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I’ve never been very good and keeping any sort of plants alive but a few months ago I bought a basil plant. So far it’s still alive lol! I really like this idea and want try it now that I know I can grow and keep things alive.

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      Thefreckledrose
      November 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      That’s great Krystal! It’s great to start small with a plant like basil. I started out gardening the same way πŸ™‚ This planter makes growing easy and is perfect for beginners!

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    Nikki from Tikkido
    November 15, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I love vertical gardens! Never seen this product before, but it looks very simple and useful.

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    Zozie
    November 15, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Love growing things in pots as they can be moved around! – then you get a new garden look

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      Thefreckledrose
      November 18, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      I definitely agree Zozie! The options are endless!

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    Margy
    November 15, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    I tried making a self-watering strawberry bed this year but for some reason all of the plants died. I scattered some marigold seed heads and they flourished. Not sure what the problem was. I’ll try strawberries one more time next spring before giving up. – Margy

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      Thefreckledrose
      November 18, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Oh bummer Margy! Glad your marigolds did well. Sometimes my crops fail, and it’s so hard to pinpoint exactly what went wrong. This planter will definitely give you the results you are looking for πŸ™‚

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    Jim, Sydney, Australia
    November 16, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Interesting

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    Raquel Jimenez Lastras
    November 16, 2016 at 7:14 am

    que buena forma de plantar, y esas fresas tienen una pinta espectacular..
    Saludos

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    Bridget @ Antics of a Nutty Hiker
    November 16, 2016 at 7:19 am

    This is a great idea, especially for those that don’t have a big space to plant a traditional garden. Looks like you could put it anywhere!

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    Brianne
    November 16, 2016 at 8:42 am

    This is such a great idea! I love gardening and in our apartment we have recently moved to, there just isn’t a lot of room! I’ll have to look into this more! Thanks for the great idea!

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      Thefreckledrose
      November 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Brianne! Hope you enjoy growing in your new apartment πŸ™‚

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    JM Illinois
    November 16, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I seriously like this way of planting things. I am a senior citizen and as the years go by it is getting harder and harder to get on my knees to weed and plant and put down compost. This is a solution for me. I think I would like one of these for herbs to start with and tomatoes. Where do you purchase this planter? Nice idea! Photos are well down.

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    Molly
    November 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    That is a really cool idea and home grown strawberries are the best

    Mollyxxx

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    bettyl - NZ
    November 16, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    What a great way to save space and still grow a lot of flowers and herbs and fruit! So clever.

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    Lauren Stockton
    November 17, 2016 at 2:46 am

    I wish I had the outdoor space to do this! Looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Thefreckledrose
      November 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      The cool thing about this planter, is that you can even grow indoors πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Rachel G
    November 17, 2016 at 4:03 am

    What a fascinating gardening concept! Glad it worked so well for you! You clearly know what you’re doing when it comes to plants!

  • Reply
    Joseyphina
    November 17, 2016 at 4:14 am

    I’ve always been excited about the gardening and your post has really boosted it. πŸ‘

    • Reply
      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      It’s so much fun to garden in planters! Makes it super easy πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    momwithfive
    November 17, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Now I know what I missed from my life. I have a small balcony, I have always problem where to put my plants. Vertical garden is the best solution for my problem.

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    Willow
    November 17, 2016 at 9:54 am

    These containers a great idea! I have seen vertical gardens on walls and even small vertical kitchen herb gardens but most were diy.

    • Reply
      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      Yes! This container is so cool, it holds so many plants πŸ™‚

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    Terri Steffes
    November 17, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I am in the market for one of these. I almost took the leap last night to purchase one from JuicePlus. I am glad I waited. I’ll go and check them out.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Definitely is such a good investment! I’m still using it all the way into December πŸ™‚

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    Kimberly Lewis
    November 17, 2016 at 11:38 am

    This looks like a great idea! I love strawberries!

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    Allison
    November 17, 2016 at 11:51 am

    What a cute gift! I may get one of these for my grandfather, he loves gardening!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      This would make the perfect gift Allison! πŸ™‚

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    Heidi Villegas
    November 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I’ll have to get one of these to try! I have the perfect spot! Thanks for writing!

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    Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
    November 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Every year I say I’m going to garden and then I never do. Maybe when my Little one gets a bit older we will do it together for fun!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      This is the perfect way to introduce kids to gardening! It’s so much fun to plant & grow in πŸ™‚

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    Shelby
    November 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    Tina @AMindfulFairytale
    November 17, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    So cool and would save so much space!

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    Debra
    November 17, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    This would save so much space when you want to have a garden but don’t have the room! This is great!

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    DT
    November 18, 2016 at 12:30 am

    I love thisβ€” this is an awesome idea! it’s such a space saver .. thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    β€” DT | Here I Scribble

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    Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife
    November 18, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Strawberries in November?!?! That is amazing! This definitely looks like a great space saver and a clever way to do container gardening that lasts. Thank you for letting us know about it!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      It’s been pretty awesome! Had one the first week of December as well πŸ™‚

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    Taylor Mobley
    November 18, 2016 at 1:31 am

    I have always wanted to have a garden but being in an apartment, that really isn’t possible. This might solve our space problem!!! This is awesome.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      This would work great in a apartment πŸ™‚ Thank you Taylor!

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    Roxanne
    November 18, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Such a great idea!! I’ll be this is great for folks living in apartments and can’t have a garden of their own! Great post! Thank you!

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    Riva Treasure
    November 18, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Wow! Very cool – I am a gardening beginner and this seems like a good place to start!

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    Jeanine
    November 18, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Living in the city I don’t have a ton of space so this would be perfect! I think its such a great idea. I would love to do up one or a few of these!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Perfect for planting in the city Jeanine πŸ™‚

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    Kristin
    November 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    This is so very cool! I love the idea of a space saving garden. We always talk about how there is not enough room but this easily solves that problem. Those strawberries look delicious.

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    Emma @ Muddy Boots and Diamonds
    November 18, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I have never heard of lobster compost before! I’d like to try a vertical garden next year. I thought about planter boxes, but I know they’d take up too much space. I don’t want to put the work into building them especially when I am not the best gardener πŸ™‚

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      It really works great, helps my plants stay so healthy! This is a great alternative πŸ™‚

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    Kristin
    November 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    How cool! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at gardening and this looks like the perfect way to start!

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    Suzanne Spiegoski
    November 18, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Wow I wish I had time to do this! But I’m honestly not the best when it comes to gardening, lol. I would love to do this though!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      It makes it so easy! Just plant & go, even makes watering easy πŸ™‚

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    Jennifer Dunham
    November 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Container gardening is so neat and I definitely want to try it out! I love the container that you chose!

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    Kiwik
    November 18, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Ive always wanted to have a “green thumb”. This looks great but I would still like to have my own backyard before I get to starting to grow somethings.

    • Reply
      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      This planter really does make it easy to have a green thumb πŸ™‚

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    julie
    November 18, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    You had me at…”this is perfect for beginner gardeners, ” because I feel like I don’t have a single green thumb in my body! I also love that it’s vertical because I live in a condo so I don’t have a lot of space for a garden

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      I know the feeling Julie, I’ve been there! This makes it super easy, perfect for condo growing πŸ™‚

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    Villroses hage
    November 19, 2016 at 9:59 am

    A genius way of getting crops at a limited space getting sun!

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    Rebecca Bryant
    November 19, 2016 at 11:40 am

    What a great way to grow a garden. My son would love to this in our yard and fresh herbs with veggies are always a good thing.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! It’s so much fun to grow in πŸ™‚

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    Veronica
    November 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

    This tower will be so helpful when I prepare for gardening next season.

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    Toughcookiemommy
    November 19, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    This is such a great idea. I’ve never had a green thumb but I really think that I could grow a garden this way. It is perfect for smaller apartments and small spaces too.

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    Reesa Lewandowski
    November 19, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    What an awesome garden accessory! My husband would love some of these for our garden.

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    Wendy Polisi
    November 20, 2016 at 5:58 am

    This would be perfect for my space in the apartment. Having a garden is like you’re living healthy.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Yes, it would do wonderfully in an apartment πŸ™‚

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    Hetty
    November 20, 2016 at 7:27 am

    That is a fantastc planting device. Never seen it. Thanks fot sharing. Maybe next year in our garden centres. Thanks for linking, Groetjes Hetty

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      It’s such a wonderful planter! I’m hoping so πŸ™‚

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    Michelle Rwoods
    November 20, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    What a great idea Angie…I have not done any vegetable gardening as I don’t have any place to fence an area off…. Michelle

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    CourtneyLynne
    November 20, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Omg how awesome is this?!?! My bestie is obsessed with gardening. This would be perfect for her!

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    Liz
    November 21, 2016 at 11:29 am

    This is awesome! I’ve been thinking about doing some vertical planters to maximize my space and increase the volume of what I’m growing. It looks like it’s just available on Kickstarter right now, correct?

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      I love growing vertically Liz! It really does make it so easy πŸ™‚ Yes, they are on Kickstarter!

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    Rachel Catherine
    November 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I love to garden so this looks awesome! With winter pretty much here I won’t start planning again until next year though.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 2, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      It would make the perfect Christmas present. Everyone needs to treat themselves every now and again πŸ™‚

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    Debbie-jean Lemonte
    November 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    That looks so cool! I’ve been considering ways to get more organic items within the small space I have.

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    Danielle McCoy
    November 22, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    This looks amazing for people who are lacking space, you could fit this anywhere, even on an apartment deck!

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    Floral Fridays
    November 23, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Hmmm, worth a try…
    Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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    Christina Aliperti
    November 24, 2016 at 12:42 am

    What a genius idea! Perfect for those of us with very little garden space.

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    luce
    December 2, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Excellent idea! Strawberries feel a million miles away here in the frosty UK and we love them, home grown are always the best! #GoingGreenLinky

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    Rosie (@greenrosielife)
    December 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    This sounds like a really good option of you are short of space and till want to grown your own fruit and veg. I have grown all sorts in containers before but found keeping them wet enough a problem – the vertical design here helps alleviate that.

    Many thanks for linking up with my #GoingGreenLinky and hope you can do so again in January – perhaps with your Green New Year Resolutions?

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