Grow a big garden of fresh, nutritious, great-tasting veggies and herbs right at home in less than four square feet of space.
The Garden Up Story: It's all about helping you grow your own fresh, nutritious, great-tasting vegetables and herbs.
Garden Up is all about getting affordable, efficient drip-system hydroponic garden towers into the hands of people and businesses like restaurants who want to jump off the supermarket produce bandwagon onto the fresh and local one. We love having a vast array of grocery store choices, but let’s face it: supermarket produce is becoming very expensive and it isn’t actually very fresh. The average vegetable or piece of fruit travels over 1,500 miles from farm-to-table. It’s farmed for shipping size and weight not nutrition or taste.
Since we are city folks we needed to design and manufacture gardening equipment that works in cities (P.S. It will work anywhere!). That’s why we went vertical not horizontal, and nixed soil in favor of a drip-system which uses Simplified Hydroponics. This means water mixed with organic nutrient tea circulates to replace soil.
What Can You Grow: Most any vegetable, herb or flower!
So what can your Garden Up tower or tub grow? Most anything as long as it doesn’t involve a long root (example: carrot). Everything else is game. Herbs grow extremely well. Start out with basil, parsley and a few types of nice, dark green lettuce and move on to catnip, lemongrass or whatever herb ingredient you like to cook with. Old school standards like tomatoes, peppers and beans also grow well. Try some short, bushy berry plants in the tub unit. Try growing cantaloupe on the bottom rung of the tower unit. Put our little Herbie unit on your kitchen counter and grow six different fresh herb plants. The sky is the limit. By our calculations one of Garden Up's Commercial Grade Tower Units holding 72 plants can grow over $1,200 worth of fresh vegetables and herbs in a SINGLE SEASON alone!
How It Works: With our Nutrient Tea, not soil.
Drip-system gardening means using nutrient tea from Garden Up mixed with water in the base of the unit. It means checking the acid-base level of the system every other day or so, and topping up the nutrient tea/water levels. It’s different than soil gardening but less complex and definitely less messy. Best of all plants grow more quickly, more full and produce beautiful fruits, veggies and flowers. Note that Garden Up includes starter nutrient teas for up to TWO MONTHS of growing your fresh produce, herbs or flowers. Also, please note all our units are MADE in the USA.
Try Garden Up: You'll like it. So will your friends and family.
Our Garden Up team has a passion for helping people grow fresh, local food for themselves, their families and their neighbors. We are not a high design company with overly complex technical offerings. We are down-to-earth science and design folks with decades of experience developing products people like to use. The seeds for our little company have been sown and sprouted. Pun intended. We’ve nurtured product design and testing and outreach to consumers and community all alone and find it’s time to reach out for support. Your support, Kickstarters. The support we raise will go toward putting the finishing touches on product design (shining the chrome, so to speak), reaching out to community and garden leaders, donating a couple of units to a horticultural rehab unit at a veteran’s hospital and helping us get our products out to people.
In return we offer you a sampling of the Garden Up magic at whatever level of support you pledge. We have worked hard enough to be able to promise you will be intrigued and delighted with our products and your gardening results no matter if you are an expert gardener already or just starting out. Whether you want to garden indoors in a sunny corner near the window, outside on a patio or balcony or set up a real rooftop food garden. When you place a pledge your order will be part of a special Kickstarter manufacturing run started on the day the Kickstarter program closes. You or your giftee should receive whatever level product you ordered within 45 days max, or sooner, ready-to-plant. We’ll even send some seeds along to get started!
In the end it’s all about fresh, nutritious local food that doesn’t have more Frequent Flyer miles than you do. Garden Up thanks you for helping us help you.
Check out your REWARDS!
GOOF PROOF TUB Unit
GARDEN TOWER Unit
ROMAN GARDEN HEAD
SCIENCE HERBIE (NO ELECTRIC PUMP)
NOTE: This model is being tweaked a bit in the product development lab and will be ready to ship to arrive to you by mid-April 2012. Great teaching tool, and great for growing plants where you might not have access to an outlet!
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True gratuity from our small team of professionals who will throw a flower seed bomb in a vacant lot in Manhattan on your behalf. Seriously.Estimated delivery:
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ROMAN GARDEN HEAD. Our development lab is a fantastical place focused on advanced eco-friendly materials and methods R&D. Every now and then you’ve got to have a little fun. Enter our Roman Garden Face. This guy is hand-crafted using 100% recycled materials. He’s timeless, focused and peaceful. And comes with a little hook in back to hang wherever his positive gaze can help. Our tests show that when our Roman Garden Head is hung alongside a garden the density of positive gardening vibes increases ten-fold or more. Measures 14" H X 10" W X 2.5" DEEP ABOUT SHIPPING: The ROMAN GARDEN HEAD ships directly to you or your giftee. Please add $5 for shipping. MADE IN USA. MADE BY HAND.Estimated delivery:
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SCIENCE HERBIE (HAS NO ELECTRIC PUMP) Our regular HERBIE unit has a small, quiet, Italian-made pump inside to circulate nutrient tea and water. The SCIENCE HERBIE (we call it that because it reminds us of a very cool science project) comes with a space on top to connect an upended recycled bottle filled with nutrient tea and water, which slowly drips down a wick system to feed the plant roots. This is a little more work but a great demonstration project to teach kids about gardening, watering, providing nutrients to plants and the like. Plus, the NO PUMP HERBIE is built on the same cute chassis as the regular HERBIE so he/she looks just as good. And has a bottle on top! Please add $10 for shipping. MADE IN USA.Estimated delivery:
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HERBIE UNIT. We have reduced the price of this unit for our Kickstarter supporters! This cute little unit grows eight plants and is perfect for herb- or flower-growing on a kitchen counter, tabletop, window sill or out on the deck. Add water and our nutrient tea in the base and a small, quiet, powerful pump circulates to feed plants. Includes: starter pack of seeds, non-corrosive submersible pump, six XX inch net pots, rock wool starter plugs and a seed tray, two months worth of nutrient teas, a pH testing kit and timer. Requires connection to electric plug. Includes instructions. Measures 22" H X 8" ROUND at base. ABOUT SHIPPING: The HERBIE UNIT ships directly to you or your giftee. Please add an additional $20 for shipping. MADE IN USA.Estimated delivery:
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GOOF PROOF TUB UNIT. We call it the Goof Proof Tub because, well, it’s goof proof! It holds six plants in six-inch net pots. Perfect for those bushy tomato, pepper or berry plants. A larger net pot means more support for the root systems of larger plants. Pictured is a prototype. The production model which you will receive delivers the nutrient tea/water mix internall, under the lid. So all you will see are your plants! Add water and our nutrient tea in the base and a small, quiet, powerful pump circulates to feed plants. Includes: starter pack of seeds, non-corrosive submersible pump, six six-inch net pots, rock wool starter plugs and a seed tray, two months worth of nutrient teas, a pH testing kit and timer. Requires connection to electric plug. Includes instructions. Measures 15" TALL x 22" ROUND ABOUT SHIPPING: The GOOF PROOF TUB ships directly to you or your giftee. Please add an additional $20 for shipping. MADE IN USA.Estimated delivery:
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HERBIE UNIT and GOOF PROOF TUB UNIT and ROMAN GARDEN HEAD. A gardening trifecta! Use Herbie inside on your kitchen countertop or outside on a the patio table. Use the Goof Proof Tub on a deck, fire escape or roof top (or any open space with some sun and access to a plug. Hang Mr. Roman Face over everything for an all-around good vibrations shine. This package is a winner. ABOUT SHIPPING: The TRIFECTA HERBIE, GOOF PROOF TUB and ROMAN GARDEN HEAD ships directly to you or your giftee. Please add an additional $25 for shipping. MADE IN USA.Estimated delivery:
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THE GARDEN TOWER UNIT. Standing just over five feet tall (and two feet round) the Garden Tower unit is our lead product and our passion. It is the result of two years of engineering and testing, and boy does it grow a ton of veggies and herbs. It holds 48 full-size plants whose roots grow inside the unit fed by circulating mix of nutrient tea and water, not soil. The tower is something completely different—a piece of gardening equipment that looks as good growing herbs by poolside as it does on a city rooftop growing food for the neighborhood. Add water and our nutrient tea in the base and a small, quiet, powerful pump circulates to feed plants. Includes: starter pack of seeds, non-corrosive submersible pump, six six-inch net pots, rock wool starter plugs and a seed tray, two months worth of nutrient teas, a pH testing kit and timer. Includes instructions. Measures 66" tall by 22" ROUND at the base. ABOUT SHIPPING: The GARDEN TOWER UNIT is currently only available for local delivery on the East Coast from Philadelphia to Boston. We will have the unit delivered to your door. Please add an additional $50 for delivery. FREE DELIVERY if you are located in the NYC Metro area. MADE IN USA.Estimated delivery:
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COMMERCIAL-GRADE GARDEN TOWER. This is the workhorse of the Garden Up line up. Get this unit if you are a restaurant, have a large family or want to grow produce to sell on the side. It stands just over six feet tall (and two feet round) and holds 72 full size plants. It is a well-engineered, efficient growing machine whose components are rated for 10-years plus of outdoor service. Grow cantaloupe or melons on the bottom, bushy tomatoes in the middle and a garden full of herbs on top. All that in just four square feet of space. Plant roots grow inside the unit fed by circulating mix of nutrient tea and water, not soil. The tower is something completely different—our masterpiece. One of our team is planting an all-flower unit (we'll share pictures once it's blooming)--a very viable option for a very cool decorative statement. Add water and our nutrient tea in the base and a small, quiet, powerful pump circulates to feed plants. Includes: starter pack of seeds, non-corrosive submersible pump, six six-inch net pots, rock wool starter plugs and a seed tray, two months worth of nutrient teas, a pH testing kit and timer. Includes instructions. Measures 72" tall by 22" ROUND at the base. ABOUT SHIPPING: The COMMERCIAL GRADE TOWER is currently only available for local delivery on the East Coast from Philadelphia to Boston. Please add an additional $50 for deliver to your door if in the Northeast corridor. FREE DELIVERY if you are in the NYC Metro area. MADE IN USA.Estimated delivery:
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