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DIY Tower Garden

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Steve Upson, senior soils and crops consultant, constructs a tiered tower garden by repurposing old tires. This video walks through the steps to construct a basic tower garden and offers some examples of customized options as well. Below is a list of materials needed for the project.

This video is a supplement to the written article in our Legacy publication:


  • 4 identical, used, full-sized automobile or light truck tires (preferably at least 30 inches in diameter)
  • 3 joints of top chain-link rail fence tubing (1.375-inch by 10-feet)
  • 1 welded-wire livestock panel (4-feet by 16-feet with 4-inch mesh)
    1 sheet of plastic lattice (0.2-inch-by-4-feet-by-8-feet)
  • 1 box (40 count) self-tapping sheet metal screws (no. 10 by 1-inch)
  • 1 box tek screws (no. 12 by 3/4-inch)
  • 6 machine bolts including nuts (5/16-by-6-inch)
  • 18 pipe hangers (1-inch)
  • Weed barrier fabric (4-feet-by-50-feet roll)
  • Duct (Gorilla) tape
  • 3 2-cubic-feet bags of potting soil