Food Safe Polypropylene #5. Like what yogurt containers are made of except we use a lot more of it.
Where is the product made?
All production is now in the US.
How do I make a tower in my backyard?
Buy a 3/4? steel conduit and drive into the ground then place a 1? PVC pipe over then stack your planters. The center hole on the 18? diameter planters fits a 1? PVC pipe perfectly. Raise them off the ground & rotate with a 1? PVC coupling. It’s easy!
What growing medium do I use?
For hydroponics we recommend mixing perlite with coco peat but using all coco peat works great too. Using soil works great too. These are not just hydroponic planters as many customers have asked.
How do I water?
You just water the top or find water to the top if you decide to incorporate a pump. Each stackable planter has drainage holes in the center and the water will disperse to hit all the roots on the way down. This is called a flow through design and is what is best for your plants. Most planters suggest do drill holes in the bottom after your purchase; we have already done the work for you. Flow through prevents root rot and disease.
How long do I water for?
Until you see the bottom dripping. This means the layers above are all saturated :)
When do I water?
When you plant looks like it needs it. But seriously when the soil looks dry or is dry give it a drink. Plants appreciate the water when the sun is cooking them.
Can I connect multiple towers together?
Yes. Use a 1? PVC at the top of each tower to run a tube over the top. This tube will attach your submersible pump in your reservoir. If you add a timer which is recommended you can set to automatic watering.
How do I do hydroponics?
To make it simple you add nutrients to your water and then you water your plants. It’s like mixing Kool-aid with a powder nutrient. With soil the fertilizer is already in the soil. With hydroponics the food is in the water. Instead of soil you can use coco peat and perlite. The growing mediums are for plant support and to not suffocate your roots. The grow mediums do not have plant food in them. Again the food is added to the water :)
Where do I send pictures?
You can post on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/MrStacky We love to see customers pictures and I know you want to subtly brag about what you created. Big or small we love them all. They help inspire others. You can also send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacky Planter FAQs
How do I water?
With our flow through design you just need to find water to the top pot.
Can I grow in soil too?
Yes. Soil or Soilless Growing Medium.
How High Can I Stack?
As high as you want to harvest. (8) 13? Pots from ground = 44? Tall
Can I just stack them on the ground and start gardening?
Yes of course. Most customers do this.
Can I raise them off the ground?
Yes and the pots will also rotate around a 3/4? PVC Pipe. Use a 3/4? PVC coupling to raise the pots off the ground at your desired height. Drive a 1/2? conduit in the ground 2? first then the PVC Pipe goes over.
What Do I need to set up my own automatic watering system?
You will need a timer, submersible pump, tubing, and a water reservoir. Structural materials will include PVC pipe and conduit.
How often do I water if I use coco peat as my growing medium?
As a general rule set the timer to feed 3 times a day (10am, 2pm, 6pm) at 3-4 minute intervals. You can not over water but you can waste nutrients. Adjust watering settings as desired. When the growing medium is dry and your plants could use a drink then water them.
How do I plant?
Just like any other planter you fill it with dirt & plants then you stack them up. The difference is now you are watering one planter and taking care off all the plants below. Maintaining a garden just got a lot easier.