How to Set-Up a Stack and Grow Mobile Herb Planter

Posted on Feb 22 2011 - 3:03am by Mike Lieberman

Since I’m running the contest for the Stack and Grow Mobile Herb Planter I thought I’d show you how to set it up.

The set-up was a bit mess for me and potting soil got all over, but overall it was pretty simple. Here’s how you set it up:

  • Check all of the planting trays. One of them has a closed center. If you want to grow smaller plants, then put that tray at the top. If you want to grow a small tree or shrub, put that tray towards the bottom.
  • Place the cart down on a solid surface.
  • Put the wheels into the holes. You’ll have to force them in slightly and twist them.
  • Place the first planting tray on the cart. Align the holes and press it into place.
  • Fill the trays with potting soil and the ring that’s within each tray.
  • If you are transplanting, then insert your transplants. If you are starting from seed, continue to add more trays.
  • Add the next planting tray so that the planting pocket is between the two below it. Fill with potting soil and repeat.
  • After you have your planting trays added and filled with you soil, you can begin to sow your seeds.

The seeds that I decided to plant from bottom to top are:

  • Marigolds
  • Calendula
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Leaf lettuce in the top middle

The flowers are supposed to grow larger, which is why that I put them on the bottom. I also hope that these flowers are shallow rooted enough.

Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a Stack and Grow Mobile Herb Planter from Algreen Products. All you have to do is check out this post and leave a comment. Best of luck.


  • Michael Nolan ༀ

    I think your count was off a little. Looks like it has 17 planting spaces. Regardless I love this thing!

  • Mike Lieberman

    Thanks Count Von Count. I missed the middle part.

  • Anonymous

    yay you’ll finally grow your girl some flowers! 😉

  • Mike Lieberman

    Yes I will. Now hopefully they’ll grow 😉

  • Anonymous

    well on the slim chance they give you trouble I’m going to have lots of baby flowers soon, probly extras too :)

  • pmanon

    LOL…”However the hell it’s pronounced…”
    This thing is TOO COOL! Love that you can plant strawberries! Strawberries are definitely my #1 fruit I would love to start growing! 3.99 for Organic Strawberries is getting to be mucho dinero, especially since I love me some homemade smoothies = )

  • Mike Lieberman

    Sweet. Don’t forget to leave the comment on the previous post to enter.

  • Jennifer

    Wow, that is cool, never saw that before. I love how it moves around. I could move it with the sun!!! If I won, my daughters and I would plant lots of strawberries in it or maybe some pretty annuals! Possibilities are endless!!

  • Mike Lieberman

    nice. to enter leave your comment on the previous post. good luck!

  • Marsha

    Looks easy enough. Really want to try one of these for herbs and lettuce and spinach!! Thanks for the great info.

  • Mike Lieberman

    A bit messy, but good.

  • Andrea Parvez

    Wow this is really cool!!!

  • Laurie

    I’ll state this simply. I want that. :)

  • Mike Lieberman

    Thanks. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the previous post to enter the contest.

  • Mike Lieberman

    Thanks. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the previous post to enter the contest.

  • Annette Guilfoyle

    I think this is a fabulous idea and I would love to have one –

  • Saundrakirkpatrick

    3.99 for organic strawberries shoot right now i’m paying that for just regular strawberries (no organic available around here)

  • Mike Lieberman

    Damned girl. Be careful you might not want to be buyin them non-organic strawberries. Can be highly toxic

  • Patrize

    Thanks Mike. I think that i am growing sweetleaf/stevia and maybe chamomile(if they are easy to grow)…can’t ever seem to have enough of them…or maybe spearmint…
    Did you know that Cilantro together with Apple Pectin creates a natural detox? I havent verified this yet, but heard from a friend, a couple of days ago that this is so.

    Also I hear that Jasmine and Hibiscus have incredible health benifits…But I don’t know anything about growing them yet…ROSES, ROSES, ROSES are edible I hear (still researching) and rosehips are awesome for our body!
    And as an italian lover, oregeno, basil, parley…yum!
    I am working on creating the best italian sauce in the world. 😉
    Angel Blessings to all,
    Patrice Amore’
    Ashland Solace Sanctuary
    PS the other comments page is close…

  • Mike Lieberman

    Nice. Sounds like you have a plan. The comments on the contest page is closed because the contest is closed. It was open until Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:59pm EST.

  • Colleen

    Thanks Mike! What a cool invention for a container garden. I would plant herbs and flowers in one–parsley, cilantro, oregano, thyme, with some edible flowers like nastursiums. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Colleen in Sedona Arizona

  • Mike Lieberman

    Yea it’s pretty dope. Easy to move around too.