Mr Stacky Tower Farming
Bigger, faster, healthier produce.
Grow like the pros in your own backyard
It’s easier than you think!
Rising food prices are a growing concern for Australia families in a mono crop farming paradigm controlled by a large corporate duopoly. Residential urban farming is the best way to build community resiliancy and self sufficience.
The key to successful yield in your backyard is automation and technology. Many are too busy to tend to a conventional garden. They need systems that are healthy, chemical free, simple and prolific. Mr Stacky can help you there.
Automated, Scalable & Prolific
We recommend spacing your towers approx 1 meter apart. The kits come standard with 7 planters per tower in 2 sizes. Medium (33cm width) & large (45cm width) with the top planter sittig at approx 1.5-1.7 meters high
This is the simplest form of hydroponic gardening available and very effective. Modular stacking planters are filled with coco coir which is like soil, only way better (see why). Irrigation from above drips water onto the top pot with water flowing through to each below layer and the coco wicking the water to all parts of the tower.
Water can be delivered via reservoir (with an electric pump) or water mains (with a fertilizer injector). A timer is configured at 3 x 1 min feeds per day, and adjustable drippers are used to increase/restrict the flow of water. An all purpose hydroponic nutrient is used which ensures maximal results.
The towers are raised so that any drips from above can be used to grow plants at the base, or alternatively, captured with a drip tray fastened to the riser pipe returning the water back to the reservoir (if desired).
This depends on many factors such as climate, temperature, type of plants, sunlight exposure etc. However a typical watering regime will be 3 to 4 times per day for 1 minute. Then adjust the drippers to restrict water flow as needed.
For the hydrcoponic enthusiasts out there, a drain to waste set-up is quite a foreign concept. Most hydroponic systems are closed, meaning the water is constantly recirculating. For example the Smart Farm Tower Garden.
Drain to waste system is perfect for large gardens where recirculation challenges exist. They also work amazingly well! The key is providing a small flush of water at regular intervals. Just enough to saturate each pot, without significant run-off. We provide detailed nstructions on how to do this and there are thousands of examples from successful growers worldwide.
Vegetable plants need direct sunlight to grow properly. Think about a farmers field. Full sun all day long. So long as you have the right moisture content in the tower, full sun is recommended for best results. In the very hot summer months growing soft crops such as lettuce, you may wish to rig up a shade cloth overhead using the top of the tower. This is also beneficial to stop birds. But, yep get the towers in full sun!
You will need a timer, submersible pump, tubing, and a water reservoir. Structural materials will include PVC pipe and steel poling.
Yes! That’s the cool thing about this method. It’s modular & scalable wtih very little infrastructure needs. You can start with a simple 5 tier planter set and when ready, upgrade to a 3 tower DIY set-up. From there you can simply add more towers and won’t need to re-purchase additional pumps or injectors. They’ll work for countless towers… See this farm, the entire farm runs off 2 x fertilizer injectors powered by AA batteries!
Drive some 19mm diameter galvanized metal conduit into the ground then slide 20mm diameter PVC pressure pipe over this, then place some 32mm diameter pressure pipe cut to 500mm high to raise the tower. Connect the irrigation and set-up the timer and your done!. If you want a full kit with everything included as well as detailed instructions, check out the DIY tower kits.
The DIY Towers come with 3 options. Electric, Solar or Water tap powered.
- Electric utilizes a reservoir & electric pump with a timer
- Solar utilizes a reservoir and 35w solar panel and solar pump connected a custom battery and timer
- Water tap powered utilizes a fertilizer injector connected to the water mains and a battery operated tap timer
Yes, to do this we simply add a drip tray which is fastened to the riser pipe of each tower which comes with grommets and tubing so you can return it back to the reservoir. See this quick video for how to do this. How to set-up a recirculating tower garden.
Raised towers are easier to manage (no bending over) but also by taking them off the ground you’re eliminating a raft of soil born pest issues. Additionally, the increased airflow and sun exposure is great for the plants. Many construct the towers over an existing garden bed allowing the drips to feed the below bed. As the towers are raised, sunlight can get to the below sections for maximum yields. See this example
Yes, each kit comes with adjustable drippers that allow you to increase or decrease the water output at each tower. This is beneficial when you have towers at different stages of growth or with different watering needs.
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Quick Set-up Guide
Towers with no overhead tubing
Nutrient Mix for Fertilizer Injectors
Nutrient Mixing for Reservoirs
Grow your own food
YOU CAN DO THIS
Imagine stepping outside to a thriving veggie garden
Courtyard, rooftop or backyard
Herbs, lettuces, micro-greens, and veggies
Real fresh quality veggies
Imagine knowing how your food got to your plate
No reliance on corporations
Just self sufficience
And real results….
From virtually anywhere
You can grow your own food
You really can do this
Why a Mr Stacky Tower Farm?
- Strong, durable and UV treated
- Won’t crack or fade in the sun
- Tried & tested worldwide
- Large & prolific plant growth
- Space saving modular design
- Quality parts & accessories
- It’s simple and almost fool proof!
- Set & forget automated watering
- Coco coir is very forgiving
- Can be used in various climates
- Easy to set-up & maintain
- Grows a wide variety of veggies
- Comes with full instructions
- Comes with everything in 1 kit
- Incredible yield p/square meter
- Looks great in your backyard
- Can be scaled easily
- Includes warranty on parts
- Dedicated Australian Support