DIY: Permaculture Veggie Tower Top billing

Permaculture Veggie Tower

Eating vegetables are not on the top of everyones list of favourite things to eat and getting children to eat them can be a serious uphill battle. Top Billing’s Janez gets back to his DIY roots to show us a novel way to grow your own veggies at home and get your children involved in the process. Who knows, this may just be the start of a veggie eating revolution!   

Shopping List:
weld mesh 50mm x 50mm
Shade netting 80%
PVC pipe 110mm
PVC end cap
Drainage stones
Compost + Mulch

*Size all depends on how big you want to make it. So 1m mesh = 1m shade netting


– Begin with wire mesh structure, leaving longer pieces to twist around with plyers, holding in place
– Next cut the shade-netting, lay netting flat and roll structure over it to get the correct size
– Place the shade-netting inside the structure, bend protruding tips of mesh structure to secure shad-netting
– Shade netting is folded over at the bottom, then put a few bags of drainage rocks on top of loose netting
– Put a few bags of compost and compost-mulch mix on top for space in the system
– Drill holes in the bottom of the PVC pipe that will be submerged in soil for worms to roam freely
– Tear newspaper and moisten it with water and throw in pipe
– Add worms from a tub – which you can buy at any garden supply store
– PVC pipe cover added to top (which has smaller holes drilled in top for worms to breathe)
– Cut holes in the sides of mesh and cut slits into shade-netting, start placing plants and seedlings inside
– Bigger plants, no more than 3 squares on the sides, largest plants on top