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5ft Tower Kit (4+ towers)

Part Number 5F-4TwH2
5ft Tower Kit (4+ towers)
 
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3 - 4 $332.50
5 - 9 $315.00
10 - 19 $297.50
20 - 34 $280.00
35 - 50 $245.00
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Description
Grow more plants than a 4x10 raised bed! 

GroPockets relies on a recirculating water system to keep the roots of the plants wet and supplied with nutrients. This kit provides most of what you need to build your own GroTowers including instructions on the Frame Structure and Plumbing. 

This package includes:

  • GroPockets 
  • Class D Pump with 110V AC adapter (55 watts) 
  • Pump Harness with recycling aerator
  • 4 Premium irrigation assemblies 
  • Marking Template
  • Frame and irrigation plans
For the towers themselves, one 10' piece of 4" S&D PVC pipe can be cut in half. Each 5' piece of pipe can accommodate 14 GroPockets with alternating 1 pocket per row and 2 pockets per row. This pattern is referred to as tic tac toe. You can find out more about this pattern by clicking here.

Does not Include:

  • 4" S&D pipe
  • 4" S&D tees & cap
  • 1" Schedule 40 pipe 
  • Nutrient Reservoir
  • PVC Cement
  • Drill Bit
You can buy all of the above at locally at a home improvement or similar store. You will also need to cut the pipe and drill holes in it before the pockets can be glued on. Please check out the "How to make a Garden Tower" video by Murray Hallam under Learn More.

These pockets are designed to be used with 4" S&D pipe. Four-inch schedule 40 pipe may be used; however, it is significantly more expensive. (S&D stands for sewer and drain.)

Kit Contents

The kit includes enough for 4 towers of either 
  • 9 pockets per tower   (36 total pockets) Single Pattern 
  • 14 pockets per tower (56 total pockets) Tic Tac Toe Pattern
  • 18 pockets per tower  (72 total pockets) Double or 4 way Pattern

Class D Pump with Pump Harness

As described elsewhere, the Class D Pump is a high head, low volume submersible pump which can supply water to (up to) 10 towers and a recirculating stream in the reservoir.  The design calls for this pump to sit in the reservoir. The pump harness includes all the fittings needed to route the water out of the reservoir and up to a connection point for the 1" line on the side of the Frame Structure. It includes, among other items, a union for easy disconnect of the pump and a length of flexible PVC which makes it easy to route the supply line out of the reservoir up to the side of the stand. 

This pump uses 24V DC which is supplied by a power adapter in the AC version. If you don't need the power adapter, you can save $20. by selecting the DC Class D Pump option above.

Aerator for Reservoir 

It is important to keep the water in the system aerated. The microbiology feeding the plants depend on it. This can be done with traditional aeration or using a tee off the pump supply line. The plumbing off the tee shown here returns water back into the reservoir to create continual circulation. The valve also allows you to set the flow so that there is no back pressure on the pump.

This circulation of the tank many times an hour through the air as it is returned back into the reservoir insure high oxygen levels for the microbiology.

Premium Irrigation Assembly

The premium irrigation assemblies make plumbing the system much easier. It includes all the fittings needed and provides for individual tower water shut off and a swivel connector to remove the lower irrigation assembly for any maintenance needed.

Assembly includes:
  • 1" x 3/4" reducing tee
  • 3/4" shut off valve
  • 3/4" x 1/2" reducing male adapter
  • pre-cut piece of 1/2" Schedule 40 pvc pipe  
  • 1/2" x 3/8" to connect the irrigation head
  • an inverted rotor irrigation head
  • splash guard


  • Marking Template

    GroPockets Pipe Marking TemplateThe marking template allows you to quickly mark the 4" S&D pipe for drilling. 5 different patterns are include on the template; they are differentiated by color. For more information see here...

    20 mesh Y strainer


    Optional Y-Strainer Filter

    This type of Y filter is readily available in home improvement stores, however it is normally sold in a very fine mesh, 120-150. All microbiology does not pass through such a fine mesh particularly the fungi needed for good root development. This filter allows the microbiology to pass through the mesh, while preventing baby snails, etc. from clogging the sprinkler. It has a 20 mesh filter in it. 
    Questions and Answers
    Q: Hello- I copied this section from the "5ft Tower Kit (4+ towers)" page: Kit Contents 56 GroPockets The kit includes enough for 3 towers of 14 pockets per tower. Should it read "4 towers of 14 pockets per tower"? Also, if I wanted additional towers, how many could I use with that pump and aeration system? How much is each additional tower with premium irrigation setup? I'm pricing a very large system with over 100 towers.
    Asked by: John - 1/16/2017
    A: Yes, you are right. It should say: 4 towers with 14 pockets. I fixed it today. I am sorry we did not find your question until today. We think you should get about 15 towers on 1 Class D pump. Please call us with any further questions.
    Was this answer helpful?    8 of 8 Customer(s) found this Answer helpful.
    Answer provided by:  Cindy Mathieu (2/10/2017)
    Q: I am thinking of buy your 4tower 5' complete kit but I would like to go with a 4way set up not a double.. How many more gro pockets would I have to buy for 5' tower's?
    Asked by: David Payne - 2/23/2017
    A: The double pattern and 4 way both use the same number of pockets.
    Was this answer helpful?    6 of 6 Customer(s) found this Answer helpful.
    Answer provided by:  Administrator (2/23/2017)
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