Whirligro: Spiral Gardens for Small Spaces

Whirligro: Spiral Gardens for Small Spaces

Cambria Bold
Jun 17, 2011

Another idea for small space gardeners, this one from Scotland: the Whirligro is a spiral tube gardening system with the capacity to hold 30 different plants. Simply fill each growing tube with compost as needed, insert a few seeds or seedlings, and water! Go vertical, and save space!

The advantages of a Whirligro system, as laid out on their website:

No More Pests: "Because the Whirligro holds the plants above the ground, there is almost no chance of pests like slugs or snails getting to your plants."
Steady Supply of Leaves: "We recommend seeds that mature quickly, enjoying fresh salad leaves within a matter of weeks after planting."
Low Maintainance: "You can go on holiday and your plants will still get watered every day. It means that even busy people can now grow food, just about anywhere."
No Washing: "When it rains, there is no soil splashed onto the leaves so the plants are always clean and don't actually require require any washing."

Prices for the Whirligros range from £55 to £180 ($89 - $226). Pretty hefty, in our mind. Could this be a possible DIY? They look to be made of plastic tubes.

What do you think?

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