Grow 20 Square Feet of Vegetables in 4 Sq Ft of Space with the Phytopod Container Garden

John from takes a field trip to the San Francisco Green Festival to scope out the latest in green products. He finds and shares with you the Phytopod which lets you have a instant garden built for production in just 4 square feet of space.

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  1. #1 by peaceandveggies at May 8th, 2010

    Great!!! The perfect solution to my tiny balcony 🙂

  2. #2 by vega120 at May 8th, 2010

    Just Great*****

  3. #3 by KB3LZV at May 8th, 2010

    Oh I am ordering a few of them to go along with my raised bed garden

  4. #4 by bestestmama at May 8th, 2010

    regarding the bug…crazy is NOT the word that came to mind…crazy doesn’t cover it…

  5. #5 by cyberchild909 at May 8th, 2010

    Héhéhé.. my grand father used to do this almost exact system with old wine barrels…

  6. #6 by jhi1947 at May 8th, 2010

    Comrade, what type of fertilizer do use?

  7. #7 by PopGoesNappy at May 8th, 2010

    Great idea. Can’t wait to buy one!

  8. #8 by OS253 at May 8th, 2010

    The perfect word to describe that bug is SPECTACULAR and AMAZING!! It’s an insect that is found all over southeast Asia especially in Malaysia and Laos. It’s a favorite pet for Asian children in those countries. The bug doesn’t bite or sting. You can play with it for hours and never get bored.

  9. #9 by MrGabesutube at May 8th, 2010

    Very very cool! I want one!

  10. #10 by mysciencenow at May 8th, 2010

    whats wrong with his voice

  11. #11 by oceanluv88 at May 8th, 2010

    how much do these cost?

  12. #12 by jazz61021 at May 8th, 2010

    Doesn’t the burlap act like peat moss pot tops sticking out of the ground, and wick out a lot of moisture?

  13. #13 by jojo33991 at May 9th, 2010

    WOW !!!

  14. #14 by Necrowitch at May 9th, 2010

    hrmmmmm too expensive for me. I was already considering something like this and watering seemed like the hard part to me until I just had a genius idea to just get creative with multiple drip lines.. I got the idea from the garden sock people who do practically the same thing he is except they do it out of a sac you can mount anywhere.. like all over your tree’s trunk, or the side of your house, or on deck railing.. on your mailbox… etc they are expensive too.. =/ I’ll make my own, thanks.

  15. #15 by DanOManno at May 9th, 2010

    Pretty cool concept.

  16. #16 by bestestmama at May 9th, 2010

    @OS253 LOL I think bugs are fantastic!!! …just not crawling on me LOL idk if they bite or not…I don’t want to find out! hahaha

  17. #17 by dmacosta1 at May 9th, 2010

    Pretty cool?

  18. #18 by EarthyPlum at May 9th, 2010

    wow john ! keep up the good work. I agree you need a show.

  19. #19 by 888zzz at May 10th, 2010

    Looking forward to you testing it out.

  20. #20 by kingmedabe at May 10th, 2010

    I bet I could make one of those things pretty cheap. His invention is actually not very original, I’ve seen stuff like that before. During the Winter I would have to grow the plants in my basement and use grow lights because in northern Iowa it drops well below zero and gets a pretty hefty covering of snow.

  21. #21 by GettingThereGreen at May 10th, 2010

    I like the phytopod! that’s great ~Amanda

  22. #22 by MrGreenbudha at May 12th, 2010

    cool insect. i love those kinda shows!

  23. #23 by niffer58 at May 13th, 2010

    wow… for someone old who wants a garden. i think it is a bit spendy. for most of those older people who can’t get around they likely don’t have too much money to spend on something like this either. for that much money i could have a full size raised bed all i got to do now is move it when i move.. hahahaha

  24. #24 by jinithompson at May 13th, 2010

    When I read the comments about it being expensive I thought, well, I would expect it to cost up to $120 for the small one – I wonder what they’re charging? So I went to the website and they’re charging only $65 for the small one!! When you factor in U.S. workers (not slave labor), manufacturing space and cost of materials – I’m pretty sure they’re not making a high profit.

  25. #25 by fatwadmcskylar at September 8th, 2010

    @jinithompson sure you can spend 65 dollars on a small one, or you can probably spend like 20 max if you buy some tarp to replace the burlap, and some chicken wire as the cage. Get your own soil, bam you got a vertical grower…..i think im gonna try to grow some weed with this next year

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