How to Grow 30 Pepper & Herb Plants in a 3×3 Foot Space: Vertical Container Gardening Basics

How to Grow 30 Pepper & Herb Plants in a 3×3 Foot Space: Vertical Container Gardening Basics

This is a 5 tier vertical growing systems I set up on May 22nd. About 60 days later it is fully producing mature peppers and herbs. I have 30 plants growing in a 3×3 foot space. Vertical container gardening is a perfect addition to your garden. I show you how to set up the soil with peat moss, coco coir, organic fertilizer and worm castings. I also show you how plant, water and feed it and support the pepper plants. I highly recommend this system.

*Important: the plug I mention is not a plug used for that purpose. I mistakenly thought it was. There is no plug for the purpose I stated.

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  1. Ed H on June 24, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Gary, I’m thinking the white ones will end up promoting a bit more photosynthesis due to white reflecting more wavelengths of light on the "backs" of the plants. Thoughts? Considering getting one of these before I start setting up for the fall garden.(With your link ofc 😉 )

  2. StephDiane84 on June 24, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Great video! The website says tomatoes, indeterminate and determinate can be grown in there, but doesn’t go into much detail if it’s one tomato per tier or if more than one can be planted in a tier. What would you recommend? I think their site said it’s an 8 gallon container, so if I grew an indeterminate in one pocket, do you think I get away with a small determinate dwarf on the opposite side and marigolds and herbs in the remaining 4 pockets?

  3. Lisa on June 24, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Curious if you’ll be using this now that you have your vast beds in place.

  4. Rajesh Gardening on June 24, 2021 at 1:35 am

    Hlo how r u very nice video price of the vertical pot

  5. c2ash on June 24, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Did you run into any issues with blossom end rot?

  6. Kathy W on June 24, 2021 at 1:37 am

    You don’t know why they should be allowed to sell it, but yet you use it???

  7. Kelly Walton on June 24, 2021 at 1:39 am

    Can you do a video about planting some heirloom carrots, beets, radish etc in the GreenStalk?

  8. Mike Bourdeau on June 24, 2021 at 1:40 am

    Too bad they sell Greenstalk only in the U.S. No international orders/shipping according to their site.

  9. zarinth on June 24, 2021 at 1:42 am

    ooooooo. Checking out greenstalk now.

  10. Cookat420 Molina on June 24, 2021 at 1:42 am


  11. Jacquelyn Patrick on June 24, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Thanks for the discount! Arrived today. Can’t wait

  12. V S on June 24, 2021 at 1:44 am

    How do get squash vine borer?

  13. Gardening With A Country Girl on June 24, 2021 at 1:45 am

    I just love your videos, Gary! A lot of what I know is because of watching amd listening to you. Keep doing your thing! You’re very informative, clear, and interesting. I’m always inspired. Eventually. I’m going to get one of those Greenstalk planters.

  14. Robbie and Gary Gardening Easy on June 24, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Love your video, I share and do the same thing out of containers that cost only a couple dollars, what fun to get everyone to grow, thanks!

  15. Esther T on June 24, 2021 at 1:50 am

    It looks messy, but can you really manage pests?

  16. jean graze on June 24, 2021 at 1:50 am

    I’m a first time gardener and just started in late may. Bought the tiniest plants at Walmart because they were the cheapest and were on sale. Used the galvanized containers meant to hold summer drinks. Also on sale. So far I got 19 cucumbers, 4 bell peppers, and 5 zucchinis. I’m waiting for eggplants to be ready for picking. About 6 that are formed and lots of flowers. Planted bush beans from seed and got 3 beans today, more coming. My beefsteak tomato is filled with fruits. Waiting to ripen. 4 of them are already huge. Lemon, apple, Watermelon, banana peppers, okra planted from seeds and so far doing good. I have been learning from you since the beginning and the way you do things and experiment in your garden taught me not to be scared of plants because I really was. Never grew anything before. Killed my son’s school project of beans and radishes 2 consecutive years. Knowledge really is power and now it’s all I can think about.

  17. Dan & christine Repp on June 24, 2021 at 1:50 am

    I got one of these as a addition to my smallish raised bed garden. Running out of space in the yard so the thought was a patio container that I could grow a lot in. My Greenstalk is doing beautifully. Planted “Birds Nest” cherry tomatoes. Salsa peppers. Green beans. Lettuce. Strawberries. Sage. Cilantro. Thai basil. Plus tucked some marigolds and impatients in for the “pretty patio” effect. I am amazed and plan to add a second one next year.

  18. Barbara Jones on June 24, 2021 at 1:51 am


  19. Wonder on June 24, 2021 at 1:54 am

    I bought one a few months ago and I love it. The only thing I’ve noticed when I put small seedlings in a pocket, I have to plant farther in because the soil stays dry near the edge. My peppers are doing very well, too.

  20. Through My Kitchen Window on June 24, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Thank you for this video. Looking forward to getting mine any day now.

  21. Reinaldo Rodriguez Lujan on June 24, 2021 at 1:56 am

    How often do you water the tower

  22. Leah Brooks on June 24, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Watering twice a day seems quite laborious. I wonder if anyone has found a way to automate this?

  23. FattiApples on June 24, 2021 at 1:58 am

    hey gary a lot of the store mixes have fertilizer already added in the mix, do you get top soil or find soil that doesn’t have the added fert? i’m afraid to get mixes with fert and then add more fert with the worm castings and handful of fert like you said, thanks

  24. Jack black on June 24, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Nice rig! I’m wondering if the top level gets more watered then the bottom level or if if everything gets evenly watered.

  25. Dan Rhomberg on June 24, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Hi Gary…Did you say you water 2X a day?….What do you do for a vacation?….Trying to figure out if a drip irrigation would do the trick but that cap needed being on for proper level of fill….not seeing how it would work….Ideas?

  26. Nate O'Neill on June 24, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Holy Shit $150 for 5 potting plants 😂

  27. Ashley Christina on June 24, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Hi Gary! Stellar job in showing everyone how to grow peppers – and quite a wide variety. Thank you for your attention to detail!
    For future GreenStalk Vertical Planter orders, we are including an organic liquid fertilizer sample to help get everyone started.
    Happy gardening from!

  28. Backyard Gardening & Cooking on June 24, 2021 at 2:06 am

    What grows best in this? Would eggplants and okra grow well in this? Any other plants you think might grow well in this that’s not in the video.

  29. wendy pearson on June 24, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Hi there Gary, I’ve noticed tiny green spots on the back of my brussel sprout leaves, is this an aphid egg case or something else? I’d appreciate your advice, as you’re so knowledgeable in everything gatdening! Thank you so much in advance!

  30. Samantha Adamyk on June 24, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Interesting. Mine didn’t come with a cap to use when watering. I have to sit and hold my finger in the hole to fill the reservoir. I wonder if they stopped providing the watering cap or if my order just didn’t include one for some strange reason.

  31. Daily Riggin Housewife on June 24, 2021 at 2:07 am

    I love the paint stick tag idea!!!

  32. Mikey Gee on June 24, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Gary, great vids as always, but you should mute your sound on the transitions if you don’t think it’s worth hearing. Only takes a couple more minutes to do. Hope this suggestion is well received. 😊

  33. Datuin Channel on June 24, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Growing plant is life!

  34. Thyseer Backyard Garden on June 24, 2021 at 2:13 am

    How are the hops doing?

  35. Nancy D. on June 24, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Sold! I’m getting it right now with your discount!! I can’t wait.

  36. Poodle Daddles on June 24, 2021 at 2:17 am

    thanks for the demo and info

  37. Forage Forage on June 24, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Tip share: CocoCoir…I buy it at Petco.. I get the 3 brick pack that makes over 24 liters when expanded. Cost $9.99. Online its’ 5.51. The brand is EcoEarth. you’ll find it in the Reptile bedding section. I’ve found this to be about the best prices.. Hydro stores/Garden centers charge a lot more.
    An even better buy is online at…you can get those same 3 bricks for $4.41.. I know.. way cheaper . ..but you do have to buy $49 of stuff to get free shipping..

  38. Katherine Rose Art on June 24, 2021 at 2:18 am

    man! i need this!

  39. Glenn Davie on June 24, 2021 at 2:20 am

    Will strawberries overwinter in the GreenStalk in cold climates such as Chicago zone 5B? Love your channel!

  40. Gizmo - on June 24, 2021 at 2:22 am

    My Greenstalk coming today. Used your code. Thank you for the great videos. 😊

  41. blackemmons on June 24, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Do you have a list of the ingredients and total amounts needed used for the soil prep? I want to make sure I get the correct stuff and amounts. I looked on your blog but the search did not turn up anything. Thanks. JimE

  42. Gisele Collins on June 24, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Where do I buy it from

  43. Jody Weems on June 24, 2021 at 2:23 am

    My Greenstalks (3 tiers) has not been successful for me in CA, I have all peppers in it and they were struggling, esp the ones on the bottom level, it seemed that the two top tiers were dry and needed water but the bottom one stayed too wet. I unstacked them to try and let them recover and only be watered when they need it. We shall see if they bounce back, it has only been about a week now. Two of the peppers that were on the bottom row have peppers on them, but they are all gangly looking and thin.

  44. larry cumba on June 24, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Dallas Sometimes during spring storms the wind here can really get strong. How do the Greenstalks do in the wind? Last year I tried peppers in five gallon containers and the containers would blow over when the peppers got some size on them.

  45. Charmaine Martinez on June 24, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Mine does not have the drain hole cap. Is that ok?

  46. YeyoAfrica on June 24, 2021 at 2:25 am

    My 5 tier GreenStalk arrived today, and I’m very excited!! I decided to give it a try based solely on this video. I will keep you posted as the season progresses.

  47. Aaron Ervin on June 24, 2021 at 2:26 am

    I’m a beginner planter. I have a few small pots of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. I added compost to potting soil. Is that an ok thing to do??

  48. eveny119 on June 24, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Looks good Gary, what do you do next spring? Are you going to replace all the soil?

  49. Jessika Odena on June 24, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Hi I tried to place an order but it says it doesn’t ship to Canada. Do you will ever ship to Canada?

  50. Gregory Spring on June 24, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Hi Gary great video, I purchased the 5-Tier greenstalk tower with your code. I’m a newbie gardener, 1st year, anyway you can list out all the herbs and peppers you planted in your tower, thanks

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