Tower Tip: Accessible Gardening

Tower Tip: Accessible Gardening
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Join resident Garden Tower 2™ Vertical Gardening System expert and master gardener Kristi Armes as she shares her accessible gardening experiences. This video was originally broadcast on Facebook Live on April 7, 2018.

Kristi was born with scoliosis and spina bifida. In order garden more easily, she uses a rolling chair when her back pain troubles her. The Garden Tower 2™ Vertical Gardening System rotates on its base, which makes accessing the pockets easy. Watering the top of the tower with a heavy bucket, however, can be difficult. Instead of using a bucket, she uses a hose with a “water breaker“, which creates a gentle shower which doesn’t damage the plants. It’s just as easy to water the side pockets.

There is no smaller or more inexpensive version of the garden tower, as most of the cost of the unit is in the research and engineering which allow the product to spin and distribute water correctly. If you want to have a shorter tower, just omit a few rings and tube sections. To help you plan your tower layout, try our handy tower planning and layout tool.

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