Sha – Penrith, NSW

Customer Showcase # 47

Owner Name:  Sha
Location: Penrith, NSW
Product: 3 Tower Smart Farm Tower Garden
Date Established: 2020
Growing Method:  Hydroponic (recirculating)
Sunlight: 5+ hours daily (full sun)
Crops Growing: Beans, zucchini, lettuce, herbs

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About: I recommend Mr Stacky Smart Farms to those wanting to lead more sustainable lives. For new growers who find the idea of keeping plants alive daunting, let alone their ability to grow their dinner, Mr Stacky Smart Farm soil-less hydroponic gardening makes the process simple and enjoyable. 

Coconut coir is a fantastic growing medium that naturally keeps many pests away and gives roots access to oxygen which improves germination and encourages healthy produce. Hydrate the coir in plain water and watch it expand nine times its size. Sprinkle seeds of your choice directly into clovers filled with hydrated coir at the recommended depth on the packet. Alternatively, grow them first in seed punnets (like coir pellets) and transplant into the clovers once they become seedlings. Top the reservoir up with water when low and add nutrients every 2-3 weeks and, that’s it. Really. You’ll get to enjoy watching your plants grow almost right in front of your eyes.

Things to bear in mind:
Set up of the irrigation system can feel complicated if you’re not a handy person. It won’t apply to everyone, but I had to get help.
The height of the supplied PVC pipes means that if you’re taller than 1.5m you’ll be bobbing your head up and down as you walk over the joining pipes and under the overhead irrigation tube in between a 3 x Smart Farm for harvesting (or admiring your produce). Purchasing longer PVC pipes will extend the height and make it easier to get around. These are available at your local Bunnings or other hardware stores.

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Karen – Curl Curl, NSW

Customer Showcase # 45

Owner Name:  Karen
Location: Curl Curl, NSW
Product: Smart Farm Tower Garden
Date Established: 2019
Growing Method:  Hydroponic
Sunlight: 5+ hours daily (full sun)
Crops Growing: Various herbs and veggies

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About: I bought my first Mr Stacky a year ago and have loved every minute, tomato, lettuce, strawberry, radish, spinach, basil, snow pea, carrot, beetroot! Japanese turnip and spring onion!!! I have just bought my second solar powered Stacky, and have given 2 stacked as presents to friends.  You could say I’m a convert. I have a garden I still grow flowers and veggies in but the balcony which has always been too hot for pots, is perfect for stackies😉 The veggies grow so quickly. My main tip is to keep a good check on the water level and wash out the top spider every few weeks to keep cleat of debris. I also use a bottle brush to clean the water gauge every now and again. The only issue I am currently having is a battle to keep the cockatoo’s that have discovered it away🥴 I have had to resort to netting. Must check your site to see if you have any advice on this!!!

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John – Beaumaris, VIC

Customer Showcase # 45

Owner Name:  John
Location: Beaumaris, VIC
Product: Raised 5 Tier Vertical Garden
Date Established: 2020
Growing Method:  Soil
Sunlight: 4-5 hours daily
Crops Growing: Strawberries

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About: Mr Stacky products has allowed use to extend our veggie patch as well as grow fruit right next to our bee hives all in a standard suburban garden great for our family and our bees! Can’t wait for our sweet strawberries this year

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Martin – Bairnsdale, VIC

Customer Showcase # 44

Owner Name:  Martin
Location: Bairnsdale, VIC
Product: 5 Tier Vertical Garden
Date Established: 2020
Growing Method:  Soil
Sunlight: 4-5 hours daily
Crops Growing: Strawberries

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About: We live in a rental unit with no garden. I Like Strawberries! Not the tasteless carrot textured excuses we are sold by supermarkets. Real, sweet, flavoursome glorious summer berries. So when I saw your Mr Stacky I saw a future with my own home grown Strawberries. If only I could get hold of the best varieties! Update: When I saw Mr Stacky I had to have one. mostly to grow strawberries. I soon found I had to have Mr Stacky (Vera) mobile to keep it in the sun. Then I found I had to create a barrier to dissuade the slugs and snails. The whole lot is now mobile, stable and slimey creature safe, Thank You Mr Stacky.

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Viarnne – Monbulk, VIC

Customer Showcase # 43

Owner Name:  Viarnne
Location: Monbulk, VIC
Product: 5 Tier Vertical Garden
Date Established: 2019
Growing Method:  Soil
Sunlight: 4-5 hours daily
Crops Growing: Leafy greens, herbs & veggies

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About: I purchased a 5 tier unit last year to use for my kitchen herb garden on the balcony and this image shows just the self-seeded herbs coming back this year as I have not planted it again yet. My future goal is that I would love to convert this unit to aquaculture as I have just set up a beautiful old ball and claw bath as a waterlily fishpond and would like to experiment with setting up this tier for hydroponics and syphoning the fish water through on a regular basis with a solar pump. If this works well then I’d like to expand to more tiers on the balcony for strawberries etc. 

I love growing food for my family and although I have very little time for home gardening it keeps me sane in these crazy times and it brings me so much joy to be able to pop out on the balcony to pick some herbs, spring onions or a lemon for the salad dressing. My balcony gets a lot of sun and is right outside the kitchen so an ideal place for this experiment. If I was lucky enough to win I’d be over-the-moon excited to get this aquaponic experiment rolling!


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Luke – Bellambi, NSW

Customer Showcase # 42

Owner Name:  Luke
Location: Bellambi, NSW
Product: Smart Farm Tower Garden
Date Established: 2019
Growing Method:  Hydroponic (Recirculating)
Sunlight: 5+ hours daily (full sun)
Crops Growing: Leafy greens, herbs & veggies

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About: Ive been a very keen gardener for a long time, u had to sacrifice my veggie patch for a pool so these mr stackys definitely trumps the standard soil garden. I grow a huge verity of leafy greens, herbs and veggies. I regularly change the nutrients and do a Caterpillar inspection most days

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John – South Yarra, VIC

Customer Showcase # 41

Owner Name:  John Location: South Yarra, VIC Product: Smart Farm Tower Garden Date Established: 2020 Growing Method:  Hydroponic (Recirculating) Sunlight: 4-5 hours daily Crops Growing: Rocket, Cos, Butter lettuce. Rapini, small Capsicums, Spring Onions, and Broccoli.

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About: Rotation of Rocket, Cos, Butter lettuce. Rapini, small Capsicums, Spring Onions, and Broccoli. Tower is. Moved from 4 hours a day sun in winter to full shade in Summer to control growth.

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Penny – Kewarra Beach, QLD

Customer Showcase # 40

Owner Name:  Penny
Location: Kewarra Beach, QLD
Product: DIY Hydroponic Towers
Date Established: 2020
Growing Method:  Hydroponic (Drain to Waste)
Sunlight: 5+ hours daily (full sun)
Crops Growing: Various lettuces, pak choy, beetroot

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About: During the coronavirus lockdown we became really interested in growing our own food and decided to invest in a tower garden – only ever had a small herb garden previously. Setup was pretty straight forward and the kids were able to get involved too.

I don’t believe we’ve ever tried truly fresh lettuce until last week – it’s honestly the best tasting salad we’ve ever had. The adults in the house are vegan/vegetarian so for us this has been a game changer and I think we need to expand our setup! Currently we have growing lettuce varieties, beetroot, and pak choy, in one and a half of the towers and the other one and a half towers have just been planted with more lettuce seeds for continual supply. Up the top of two of the towers we are trialling some small cherry tomatoes, sweet valentine and tommy toe grown from seed. Everything is thriving – we’ve even underplanted to capture some of the ‘run off’ and those plants are loving it too.
Wish we had of done this sooner!

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Cecelia – Runaway Bay, QLD

Customer Showcase # 39

Owner Name:  Cecilia
Location: Runaway Bay, QLD
Product: Smart Farm Tower Garden
Date Established: 2019
Growing Method:  Hydroponic (Recirculating)
Sunlight: 5+ hours daily (full sun)
Crops Growing: Herbs, lettuce tomatoes (nice addition of the tomato lattice on the top rung!) 

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About: We started hydroponic gardening a couple of years ago and found it perfect for our balcony apartment. We travel around a bit and when we return find it so easy to restart the garden.

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Rebecca – Potsville, NSW

Customer Showcase # 38

Owner Name:  Rebecca
Location: Pottsville, NSW
Product: 5 Tier Stacking Garden with Trolley
Date Established: 2017
Growing Method:  Soil
Sunlight: 2-3 hours daily
Crops Growing: Lettuce, herbs, strawberries, 

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About: Hi. We started converting our back lawn into a productive veggie patch about 3 years ago and our veggie garden is still evolving and expanding. I love the growing flexibility the Mr Stacky system gives me. I usually change my Mr Stacky seasonally depending on what requires less sunlight as I can wheel my Stacky in and out of the shade as required. My veggie patch is Full sun all day so I needed something to grow shade loving crops during warmer months like Lettuce etc. I have grown strawberries successfully in my ‘soil filled’ Mr Stacky with close attention to watering and fertilizing. I would love the Smart Farm system to grow strawberries year round without worrying about them drying out and needing full sun to produce fruit. I have 2 systems for perfect succession planting and flexibility. I recently let my sister borrow one Stacky to try growing veggies on her unit balcony and so far she is loving it. I would recommend any one using the system with soil to mulch around the plants to help retain moisture, I use sugar cane mulch. Coir blocks are also great when rehydrated and mixed with potting mix before planting will also help retain moisture. The last pic I attached is my garden on a beautiful afternoon. Love my Stacky’s!!! Bec 😀

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Angie – Kangaroo Point, QLD

Customer Showcase # 63

Owner Name: Debbie
Location: Burnett Heads, QLD
Products: 3 Tower Smart Farm Tower Garden
Date Established: 2020
Growing Method:  Hydroponic (recirculating)
Sunlight:  5+ hours daily (full sun)
Crops Growing: Beans, flowers, spinach, herbs, lettuce, various salad greens

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About: I am new to the whole grow your own at home idea. I chose Mr Stacky for the convenience of having a garden that took up little room, self watered/fertilised and as I went with Solar powered, also requires no electricity.

It was extremely easy to setup and plant. I have interplanted with good bug plants to hopefully encourage good bugs to the planter to keep away those pesky pests. Mine is currently overgrown as I missed the thinning out period as we were not home for the initial growing phase. Another bonus it looked after itself while we were away.

I love my Mr Stacky, it is a great way to be introduced to the art of growing your own greens.

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Caitlin – Selby, VIC

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Owner Name:  Caitlin
Location: Selby, VIC
Product: Smart Farm Tower Garden
Date Established: 2020
Growing Method:  Hydroponic (Recirculating)
Sunlight: 2-3 hours daily
Crops Growing: Lettuce, herbs

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About: Moving to the Dandenong Ranges presented some new challenges to our home gardening! With no flat ground and all manner of creatures trying to eat everything, we moved to balcony gardening, our mr stacky has been instrumental in allowing us to continue gardening in our new environment: as you can see from photo 2; we are still in need of more space haha! A second mr stacky would be perfect! Side note: we use our own worm tea in place of nutrients, it’s working amazingly!

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Customer Showcase # 36

Owner Name:  Suzie
Location: Albion, QLD
Product: Smart Farm Tower Garden
Date Established: 2020
Growing Method:  Hydroponic (Recirculating)
Sunlight: 4-5 hours daily
Crops Growing: 1 for herbs, 1 for veggies

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About: Tried a single tower for 6 months & decided I needed a second – one for herbs, one for vegetables given the higher EC for vegetables. These are mostly started from seed with one or two put in as seedlings eg strawberries & a chilli. Having reasonable sunlight is really important – made a huge difference after I relocated from an apartment. The vegetables need water topped up more often.