This is John Kohler with growing your greens .Today we have another exciting episode for you. I just got a new toy in the mail it’sthe right hear check it out. This is actually called the garden tower project and it’s knownas a garden tower. And what it is basically, it looks like a 55 gallon drum with a heavymodification to grow food in. But why I like this so much is because it has 45 plantingspots all up and down through this whole barrel. In addition you can plant some plants up thetop so you can plant over 50 plants in just 4 ft.Â² off space. So literally, that’s alot of planets for it just a small area. So this is especially good if you have a patio,deck, little apartment or a condo and you
don’t have a lot of space. Maybe if you justhave a little bit of space on your patio outside. You could grow a lot of food in the sky. Ihave seen other tower gardens, which I don’t particularly care for but this guy let’s yougrow a lot more and he lets you roll it in soil. Plus, this is very intelligently designed.It’s part of the best vertical tower garden system I’ve ever seen. Let me go ahead andexplain why. Besides the 45 planting holes, what’s unique about this system is, it’s gotthis Center tube hear in middle and what they do in the center tube is your going to putfood scraps and red wiggler worms or composting worms. The worm is going to eat the food scraps,break it down, spread the worm compos or Vermeer
compost all throughout the unit to help fertilizethe plants in there. Plus on the bottom of this unit is a place that you can actuallytake out the food scraps out of the bottom. So that’s really cool. This vertical towergarden makes its own fertilizer. You can’t say that for other ones. Another thing isthat this is water conserving. So water is a very precious resource especially dependingon where you live in this day and age. And this one conserves water. How does it do that?Well Very simply. You pour the water on or water up to the top while the plant will getwater the water will drain down all the different plant planted in all of these pocket thingsare going to get water then the water goes
to the bottom, once it get to the bottom it’sbasically funnel out certain whole and you’re going to put little buckets underneath andall the water that goes through, now your going to have it in a bucket. You can reusethis water to water it again so that there is minimal water loss. Many just standardgarden pots or whatever. You know you will just water and it just run out on the deckor down below. The excess water on your deck can actually ruin your deck. If you live ona threestory apartment building and you have to water your plants. When you over waterthem the stuff will drip down to your neighbor which isn’t cool either. This you could collectthe water and reuse it. So this is a well
thought out design so I’m happy to be settingone up and sharing this up with you guys and showing you how it works and how I’m goingto set it up. So this just came to me as you guys can see there is a US Post Office labelon there. I mean it literally came shaped like this through the mail without even anyraping. It was not damaged our anything. It looks totally perfectly fine. So in this tutorialwhat we’re going to do is to set this guy up and show you guys how easy it is to setup. I’m going to make a specific potting soil mixture. I’m going show you guys that as well.Plus you’ll see me plant out my plants. And by the end of his tutorial you’ll see how easyit is to set one of these garden Tower projects
up if you want to grow avertable At home.So I guess with that, let’s get into unboxing and assembling. So let’s see what we got inthe box here. Sounds like some hard work so construction is super simple super easy. Ithink pretty much what were going to need to do is to bolt down a few legs and put acouple of bolts in there. In the box you get some instructions. It’s definitely importantto follow the instructions. I might read them or look at them but I’m just going to justdo my own thing. Looks pretty basic. Next we got some stainless steel hardware. If youuse standard hardware on something like this outdoors it’s going to rust, not cool. I likethe providing of heavyduty stainless hardware.
How To Make a Matchbox Rocket Launching Kit
These desktop rockets might be tiny, but they’reimpressively powerful, leave a cool trail of smoke, and shoot up to 40 feet away. Surprisingly,they’re only powered by one single match head. In this project we’re using aluminumfoil and a box of matches, to make the ultimate in desktop weaponry. Homemade, Matchbox Rockets. All we need to start this project is a boxof matches, aluminum foil and a wooden skewer. I’m using these green â€œstrike on boxâ€�matches, but the red ones will work just as well. Ok it’s time to get to work, and thefirst thing we need to do is grab a few of these matches and set them to the side, becausewe’ll still need a bundle of those, for
our kit when it’s finished. Now amazingly,these rockets are only powered by one single match head. But they only work, if we getrid of the stick first. Of course that’s not much of a challenge as long as you havea pair of scissors. And if you try lining your container with something like a sock,the match heads won’t bounce out. Instead they just collect conveniently at the bottom.Here are all the match heads I got from this box, and to store them, why don’t we tryusing one of these soda cap containers made in a previous project? These things have allkinds of applications, so look for for how to make them in another project tutorial. Alright,to start making our assembly kit we’re going
to need a single bamboo skewer, and this templatewhich I’m going to give you for free. Just look in the description for a link on whereto get that. Transfer the marks from the diagram onto the skewer, then carefully cut the endsoff, so when it’s modified, it looks like this. The next step is to tape the body templateto a piece of paperboard, like this one I got from a cereal box. Make sure to cut theedges as cleanly as you can, because this is going to be our tracing template. The littlesquare I’m cutting out now is the guide for tracing the rocket’s fins. And for those,I use aluminum foil tape I got at the hardware store. Each square will make one set of rocketfins, so cut as many as you want, then fold
them â€œpoint to pointâ€� from both directions.Pinch them at the base and push your fingers together, so that when you crease them downit looks like a little xwing. When you snip off the point at the very tip, the rocketfins are ready for application, and by now you should have an idea of how this is goingto work. Now I made a whole bunch more and loaded them into the other side, of the sodacap container, so I have them on hand whenever I need one. Ok, let’s bust out the aluminumfoil, and tear off a sheet to start creating the rocket bodies. I’m laying a sheet ofpaper towel overtop, then carefully folding the stack up 3 times, so it’s 4 layers deepand just a bit larger than the cardboard template.
You probably figured out already that we’regoing to trace around the edges, then cut the shape out of all the layers, at the sametime. Normally the edges would stick together after the foil’s been cut, but you can seethe paper towel solves that problem, and makes it super easy to separate. I tried making13 pieces at the same time, and it actually worked, so you can see how quick and easyit is to make a whole stack in no time flat. And check this out, the assembly station iscompletely portable as well. I designed the patterns, and the template so they’d fitperfectly inside the matchbox, and you can see there’s a little place for the skewerin there as well. Now to finish our rocket
factory the only thing left to do is makea small hole in the top of the box, about half an inch from the end. Now if we bringback any matches we saved from earlier, and add a candle, we’ve created a portable assemblystation, that you could take just about anywhere. Alright, let’s get to work and build somerockets. Here you can see what the finished rocket will look like. It’s light as a feather,but surprisingly stable in flight. You might have noticed there are two markings on thetemplate that indicate how to roll the body tube. With the skewer in position, place asingle match head on top, and make sure it’s pointing upward, without any gaps. Now slowlyand carefully roll the foil tube, as tightly