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.


22 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Michael Nolan ༀ February 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm -

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

  2. Mike Lieberman February 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm -

    Thanks Count Von Count. I missed the middle part.

  3. Anonymous February 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm -

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

  4. Mike Lieberman February 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm -

    Yes I will. Now hopefully they’ll grow 😉

  5. Anonymous February 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm -

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

  6. pmanon February 23, 2011 at 2:07 am -

    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 = )

  7. Mike Lieberman February 23, 2011 at 4:12 am -

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

  8. Jennifer February 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm -

    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!!

  9. Mike Lieberman February 24, 2011 at 1:32 am -

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

  10. Marsha February 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm -

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

  11. Mike Lieberman February 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm -

    A bit messy, but good.

  12. Andrea Parvez February 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm -

    Wow this is really cool!!!

  13. Laurie February 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm -

    I’ll state this simply. I want that. 🙂

  14. Mike Lieberman February 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm -

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

  15. Mike Lieberman February 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm -

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

  16. Annette Guilfoyle February 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm -

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

  17. Saundrakirkpatrick February 26, 2011 at 1:20 am -

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

  18. Mike Lieberman February 26, 2011 at 3:16 am -

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

  19. Patrize February 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm -

    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…

  20. Mike Lieberman February 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm -

    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.

  21. Colleen March 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm -

    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

  22. Mike Lieberman March 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm -

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

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