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FAQ

What type of bucket does the GrowMax Trellis attach to?

The GrowMax Trellis was designed to attach to standard 5-gallon buckets found at large box stores (Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart etc.). Its unique split ring design allows the trellis to work with buckets having slightly differing circumferences. The GrowMax Trellis will also attach to 3.5-gallon and 7-gallon buckets that have a similar size.

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To grow using the GrowMax Trellis, what else do I need?

Your preferred bucket, soil or grow media and favorite plant.

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How does the GrowMax attach?

There are two ways to fix the trellis to the bucket, used independently or both at the same time. The split in the base-ring has two openings that allow a zip tie (included in kit) to be threaded through and pulled tightly. This will close the gap and tighten the trellis onto the buckets rim.

An alternate method is to tighten the thumb screws on the outside of the trellis until they touch the buckets outer wall. The tightened screws are under the outer “ribs” of the bucket and prevent it from lifting off. 

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I have a Home Depot bucket, how should it be modified for use as a grow container with the GrowMax?

Drill 8-10 holes along the bottom of the buckets wall, and 4-6 on the very bottom. We recommend a ¾” to 1” paddle drill bit. If using a smaller drill bit, increase the number of holes!

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What size poles can be used with the GrowMax Trellis?

We designed the stake-holder to accommodate bamboo, dowels or steel garden stakes having a diameter up to ½”.  

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What types of plants can you grow with the GrowMax?

Ideal for Scrogging flower plants but may also be used for growing tomatoes, chili’s, green beans, strawberries, peas, etc.

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How do the 12” bamboo stakes work?

The kit includes double female connectors so that the 12” bamboo stakes may be connected end to end. Connecting two together creates a 2-foot stake and three together a 3-foot stake.

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For Scrogging, how big of a screen can be built?

Depending on the length and angle of the stakes, anywhere from a 1’x1’ screen to a 3’x3’ screen can be easily constructed?

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How do you use the GrowMax Trellis from a hanging bucket?

When attaching the trellis, be sure to have the handle in the upright position. The trellis was designed to allow for this. Hang the bucket from a sturdy bicycle hook or similar by the handle. Alternate ideas are to use a small pulley so that the whole assembly can be lowered or raised easier.

Be sure to position the bucket to be hung so that its entirely inside the patio/deck area, in case the hook becomes dislodged causing it to fall.