Hello, Arizona! GreenStalk has just been reviewed by Arizonian Jake Mace of Vegan Athlete. If you haven’t heard of Jake, you’ve been missing out. Jake makes vegan look really cool and attainable…even in the desert!
In his review, “Grow 30 Plants in Less Than 2 Sq Ft with the GreenStalk Garden Vertical Tower Garden,” he shows everyone how and what to plant, why he planted what he did and how to stack the GreenStalk “like you do a plastic Lego set you had as a kid.”
We’d like to highlight some things he did differently than we do in our temperate climate. We typically use ProMix and Osmocote fertilizer, but Jake used a unique blend of:
- Coconut Coir brick (dissolved in fish pond water, adding more nutrients)
- City of Tempe, home-grown compost*
- Azomite Rock Dust (available at jakemace.com)
- Organic Worm Castings (yes, worm poop!)
He mixes it up and tops it off with more Coconut Coir to help with water retention – a cool tip for those growing in super dry climates like the desert.
With his wife in mind, he planted her Spinach, Stevia, Lemon Verbena, Dinosaur Kale, Curled Parsley and Italian Parsley.
Jake plans to do updates on how his GreenStalk is growing monthly, so be sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel VeganAthlete. You can see the full video below: