The NutriTower on Kickstarters
This is a self contained, indoor hydroponic plant growing system. It is not intended for small herbs or flowers, it is primarily for growing vegetables. It is approximately 7’ 6” tall and can accommodate between 20 to 24 large plants at one time. One system could keep an apartment sized family in fresh vegetables year round.
The pots are adjustable so for taller plants there may be 4 or 5 pots on a string for smaller plants the system can accommodate 6 on a string.
All lighting is done with LED plant growing light bars attached to the central column.
There is a water reservoir in the base with an immersed fountain pump that pushes water up a pipe in central column. At the top of the column it splits into four pipes that feed each top pot of each set of hanging pots. The pots have a root screen to prevent roots from plugging the drain. Each drain has a short pipe to the next lower pot. The lowest pot’s drain goes back to the reservoir. Water spillage is controlled as each pipe goes slightly into the top of the lower pot. The pots are suspended by two stainless cables and cable nuts. The pots are unique as the cable runs in a molded pipe on the pot sides so the pot cannot invert or tip with the weight of the top heavy plants.
The main frame has to be sturdy and stable as there is need for constantly trimming or working with the plants. The frame breaks down into 3 parts for packaging and shipping.
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