Just 17 days ago, I planted seeds in my GreenStalk® Vertical Planter and I just wanted to update everyone on how fantastically well everything is growing in it! You can look at my first post here and below is a photo from that post, followed by another of how it looks now. Again, just 17 days later!
Wow, right? In just 17 days, I have a few things I can transplant into our garden.
Here’s What I Love About This Vertical Planter
- It’s made in the USA, in Tennessee, not overseas.
- The plastic is of high quality, food-grade plastic free of BPA, PVC, or BPS. This is very important to me since we eat what we grow. I want nothing to do with BPA, PVC, or BPS in my body!
- Each part of the GreenStalk® Vertical Planter has a purpose – the pockets are deep to utilize soil space, and the plants naturally grow out of the pockets with plenty of room at the top to grow and enjoy the sunlight.
- It’s the perfect way to give vegetables and fruits a head start before putting them in our garden. So far I am not a huge fan of sowing seed directly in the dirt due to how fast weeds grow around here. I can transplant them when they’re large enough for me to distinguish from weeds, which leads to more gardening success for us!
- My very favorite thing about it is the watering system. It’s very secure and marked. Actually, the entire planter locks into place and is very steady. When the soil starts to feel a bit dry, I can fill the watering section up to the 4th line, which correlates to the number of tiers my planter has. I can water it and watch the water drip down into each layer so I never have to water it any other way.
How I’m Using My GreenStalk® Vertical Planter Now
I planted corn, pie pumpkins, and hot peppers to start. The pie pumpkins and a few of the corn stalks are ready to be moved this weekend into our larger garden. The peppers need just a bit more time. It’s been hot and dry but it’s not too late to plant more, especially vegetables that do well with succession plantings like lettuces, where you harvest and can replant immediately. I’m going to fill it next with more sunflower seeds and pumpkins and then, later this fall, with garlic.
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How I’ll Use it Next Year
Gardening is one of those skills that you keep learning. There’s a lot of trial and error that comes with it, and so many things to learn, none seemingly with a definite right or wrong way. Two years ago, I had amazing tomatoes, but last year was so rainy that they didn’t do so well. This planter takes a lot of the guesswork out of gardening because you have more control over the soil quality. I may have to buy another one because I love using it to get seeds going. I think a whole planter filled with strawberries next year would be just divine but I’m not ready to commit just yet.
It Would Be an Amazing Gift
I already told both of my daughters that they can count on me buying them one of these. They come in several colors, they are attractive, you can purchase them in various tier sizes, and GreenStalk also sells organic fertilizers. Even if you only have a small patio or deck, or just don’t want to commit to the upkeep of a traditional garden, this space-saving vertical planter allows you to have herbs, vegetables, or fruit that you grow yourself right at your fingertips. Best of all, you can get $10 off your purchase if you want one by using the code SUNNY10 at checkout, no matter if you’re buying it for yourself or want to give it as a gift. You can find all kinds of planting inspiration on the GreenStalk website, by visiting here. Fair warning: you may go down the rabbit hole!
If you end up purchasing one, I would love to hear what you think of it. I hope you love it as much as I do!
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