Why Farm Walls?
Because your garden shouldn’t be limited by space constraints or bad soils.
Now anyone can grow food anywhere using the same vertical farming technology empowering farms around the world.
The ZipGrow Farm Wall helps anyone who wants to grow their own food start a garden, whether in the backyard, the classroom, or even at your restaurant.
You don’t even need a wall!
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Farm Wall FAQ
How much time does a Farm Wall require?
The greatest investment of time and labor is in the building phase as you’re getting the Farm Wall built and put up. After that check-ups usually only take a few minutes.
Setting up the Farm Wall
Putting together the Farm Wall typically takes two hours or less. You can do this yourself, though having another pair of hands will probably make it go by faster. Watch the video here for more info.
Finding a place for your Farm Wall
Farm Walls are a unique form of garden since they can be built in spaces that aren’t typically used for gardening! Growing things vertically means that you have to think more carefully about wind and light. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere you’ll probably want to put the Farm Wall on a south-facing wall. If you’re in a very sunny and hot place, then consider a shade cloth to protect your crops from burning in the sun.
Maintaining the Farm Wall
Without a top-off tank, you’ll want to check on your Farm Wall once a day. With a top-off tank, you can leave your Farm Wall for two days or more, depending on how many tanks you have and where you are located. When you check on the Farm Wall, look for pests and check the water level in the gutter to make sure that there is enough.
Troubleshooting the Farm Wall
Potential issues with the Farm Wall are:
1) Clogged lines. Sometimes debris or salt build-up can cause a clog in the irrigation line. Clogs are usually easy to dislodge with a simple flick, but if they remain unnoticed for a long time, your plants could wilt.
2) Stem rot. Correct placement of the wicking strip is essential for keeping roots moist and avoiding leaks out of the front of your towers. If the wicking strip is too far forward, water may be redirected to flow over the stem of the plant. This can cause rotting, but is fixed by moving the wicking strip backwards towards the back of the tower housing.
3) Pests. Pests like aphids or even plant disease like powdery mildew always seem to find their way into your garden. Don’t worry, this is part of gardening! There are several easy control options available to you. You can use gentle pesticides such as Safer Endall or Serenade for many pests. (Check out this post for more information.)