The Farm Wall is a vertical garden for a wall or fence which can be scaled easily from a garden into a whole farm.
If you have a Farm Wall, congrats! You're so close to growing your own food in a unique way! Before that, you've got to put your Farm Wall together.
Yesterday I assembled a cheap dresser from Walmart. Two hours after opening the box I had read the directions (in point 4 sized font) twice, put the rollers on, taken them off, and put them on again, and finally had a dresser. Ugh.
In the wake of that frustration, I've done everything I can to make the assembly and mounting of your Farm Wall much easier for you. We've included two videos and pictures for every step to make this process as quick and painless as possible.
Here's a quick overview of the assembly process:
- Make sure you have all of the parts (see pictures!)
- Fasten the gutter clips onto the gutters
- Thread the PVC through the bowties in the bottom gutter
- Seal the caps onto the botton gutter and clip them into the top gutter
- Fit header irrigation
Now deliver what you promised in the first section. This is the longest part of the post, so make it easy to read. Use short paragraphs, bullet lists, and bold headings to set different sections apart.
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Step 1: Take a stock of what you've got to make the rest of the assembly go faster.
You should have...
- One gutter (Identify by large rectangular hole for the pump.)
- One header (Identify by the circular hole for the irrigation.)
- Clips & Hardware
- Sliding brackets
- PVC length
- Rubber stopper(X2 for 8-tower Farm Wall)
- Pyramid caps for header
- End caps for gutter
- Black poly tubing for vertical irrigation
- Black poly tubing with blue drippersand elbow fitting
- Sealant for end caps
Step 2: Fasten the gutter clips onto the header and gutter
Line up the holes in the clips with the holes in the gutter and header. The clips should be facing so that the lifted side is closer to the middle of the gutter than the top. You can see this in the photo above.
Use the provided nuts and bolt to fasten the clips with the nuts inside the gutter. Tighten the nuts with a crescent wrench.
(Wondering about the sliding brackets? Don't worry- we'll get to those in the mounting section!)
Step 3: Thread the PVC through the bowties in the bottom gutter
First, insert the bowties. The orientation of the bow ties should put the ring as high up as possible. (In the photo below, the bowtie on the RIGHT is correct.)
Once the bowties have been placed in the gutter, thread the PVC length through the two rings in the bowtie pieces. When you have finished, the PVC should extend from the end of the gutter just to the edge of the large rectangular hole.
Half way done!
Step 4: Seal the caps onto the botton gutter and clip them into the top gutter
First, use the tip of the sealant tube to line the groove in the end cap with a medium bead of sealant. (Put a litte extra on the corners!)
Immediately fit the end cap onto the gutter.
Don't use sealant on the pyramid caps for the header. The pyramid caps will snap easily onto the header and may be removed for maintanence later on.
Step 5: Fit header irrigation using zip ties and tubing
First, fit the irrigation into the header so that each blue dripper aligns with a tower-hole.
Then use the zipties and holes to fasten the irrigation tubing into place.
Use the final ziptie to seal the end of the tubing.
Step 6: Move on to mounting!