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Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Put into the Compost Tube?
One cup (or more) of worms plus almost all of your vegetable and fruit scraps can go into the compost tube. Certain things will be difficult for the worms to eat and should be avoided. These include avocado pits, corn cobs, etc. The smaller the scraps that you use, the faster the worms will make vermicompost. DO NOT PUT ANY MEAT OR DAIRY PRODUCTS INTO THE COMPOST TUBE. For best performance, we recommend adding "bedding or bulking" materials along with kitchen scraps at a 1:2 ratios (1-part bedding: 2 parts kitchen scraps). This helps maintain compost air flow and drainage and prevents an excessive rate of decomposition by adjusting the nutrient balance. Popular bedding materials include torn/shredded cardboard, shredded paper, coconut coir, peat moss, and even handfuls of potting soil. Is this a system requirement? Nope, but it will aid in worm health and provide for better compost.
Where Do I Buy “Red Wiggler” Worms?
You can purchase "red wiggler" worms at some nurseries, bait shops, sporting goods stores, and online. We recommend Cathy’s Composters located in Bradford, Ontario for online purchases. Cathy’s website http://www.cathyscomposters.com is one of the best sources of information on the benefits and importance of vermicomposting
Why Do I Need Worms?
Worms are an essential part of the Garden Tower design. Worms break down the kitchen scraps quickly, allowing nutrients to be returned to the Garden Tower. If, however, the gardener prefers to operate the Tower without worms and compost, it will still grow food effectively, provided organic plant food is added seasonally. We recommend Red Wiggler worms as they are used for composting kitchen scraps and organics. This species of worm “red worms” or “red wriggler” is hardy and reproduces quickly. One pound of worms consumes up to 1/2 pound of food scraps per day.
What Kind of Plants Can I Grow?
The Garden Tower grows a surprising number of vegetable and flower varieties. Here is a partial list of suggestions: VEGETABLES Amaranth (vegetable type), Arugula, Beans( Lima, bush, pole, shell, fava),Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Cauliflower, Chard, Chicory, Collards, Cucumbers, Dandelion, Eggplant, Endive, Escarole, Gourds, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Melons, Mesclun, Mustard Greens, Dwarf Okra, Peas, Peppers, Radicchio, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes (note: vines such as squash and melons grow nicely from the bottom holes, trailing onto the ground). HERBS Angelica, Anise Hyssop, Basil, Calendula, Catmint, Catnip, Chamomile, Chervil, Chives, Cilantro (Coriander), Dandelion, Dill, Echinacea (Coneflower), Feverfew, Flax, Garlic Chives, Goldenseal Hyssop, Lavender, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Milk Thistle, Mint, Nettle, Oregano, Parsley, Passion Flower, Pleurisy Root, Rosemary, Sage, Salad Burnet, Saltwort, Savory, Shiso, Stevia, Thyme, Valerian, Wormwood FLOWERS Edible Flowers: Calendula, Carthamus, Dianthus, , Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Pansies, Salvia, Violas Ornamental Flowers Ageratum, Amaranth, Ammi, Aster, Bells of Ireland, Bupleurum, Morning Glory, Nigella, Petunia, Phlox, Polygonum, Poppy, Ptilotus, Rudbeckia, Safflower, Salpiglossis, Sanvitalia, Scabiosa, Snapdragon, Stock, Strawflower, Sweet Peas, Verbena, Yarrow, Zinnia
What is the Garden Tower made of?
The entire Garden Tower is made from 100% recyclable food-grade plastic. Its simple, sturdy construction ensures many years of trouble-free use. The plastic currently used to produce the composting vertical Garden Tower is food-grade high density polyethylene. We selected HDPE because it is free of BPA and other plasticizers and impurities that can become bio-available over time. In time, we plan to explore the available bio-based plastics to further reduce our footprint. No plastics in the Garden Tower contain BPA or phthalates. The tower is engineered to provide at least 7 years of resistance to UV radiation before the integrity of the tower's shell is significantly reduced; however, in many scenarios the first life of a Garden Tower could be much longer.
Why should I consider using a Garden Tower?
The Garden Tower is a completely self contained gardening system. It allows you to grow up to 50 plants in less that 4 square feet. In addition, it has an integrated composting system that allows you to recycle your everyday organic kitchen scraps into valuable vermicompost fertilizer. This system organically feeds your plants without the use of any chemical fertilizers. Its unique design also allows you to easily collect and use the compost you have created to organically feed and fertilize any of the plants in your house. It’s like having your very own self sustained urban farm.
Do you ship to the USA or other countries?
No, we only ship to Canada. Garden Towers were developed and are manufactured in the USA. If you would like to order one in the US, please visit the project's USA website (Click Here). You will also be able to request delivery to other countries but additional shipping will apply.
If I preorder a Garden Tower 2, when will I receive it?
The Garden Towers are arriving in Canada at the very start of 2016. By preordering yours, you will receive free shipping and ensure that you will get your Tower from the first shipment coming north. This means that you will receive your tower no later than February 15th, 2016