Tower Garden Urban Garden
The crops of vegetables I grew over the summer in my Tower Garden have been picked and eaten with gusto. The flavors and size of the plants and produce were truly amazing. Now it’s time to clean the Tower Garden and get two of them ready to plant for the winter. Here are some photos of what I experienced while cleaning them!
Tower Garden in full production summer 2013
This is the Tower Garden that I was cleaning and getting ready for the winter months. All the food we got from this Tower Garden was just amazing!
Tower Garden disassembled for cleaning.
The first step was to disassemble the tower part of the Tower Garden. With all of the roots of the plants extending between each of the tower sections, it was pretty difficult. It took Bob and me both to pull them apart on the largest ones.
Roots inside one section of our Tower Garden.
Just look at the roots inside one of the stacking sections! I cut the stems as close to the tower as I could.and than pulled the basket out. I had to cut into the mass of roots in order to free the basket. There were some baskets that I had to cut and destroy to get the roots out. All roots and stems went into my compost pile.
- Bob holding a giant Kale plant in one section..
The top section of my Tower Garden still had a very healthy and producing kale crop. I removed it from the Tower and put with the roots in a basin of Tower Tonic water while I cleaned the rest of the Tower Garden.
Me cleaning my Tower Garden.
I filled a bucket with hot water and lots of dish washing soap. I used a new scrub brush to clean each section of the tower. I used the syphon hose to empty the reservoir and then cleaned the reservoir. I saved the Tower Tonic water to use on my house plants.
All summer long I mixed Tower Tonic to fertilize my traditional vegetable garden and potted plants throughout my yard. It really was surprising how it made flowers bloom! And it’s cheaper than anything else I have found.
Me rinsing my Tower Garden after cleaning.
After I scrubbed each of my Tower Garden sections I thoroughly rinsed them with a garden hose and spray nozzle. I sprayed over my garden so the run off water wouldn’t be wasted, but absorbed by my other plants.
Tower Garden cleaning and growing a new crop for the winter months.
This picture shows the new crop I planted for winter growing. Bob and I will be eating off it all most of the winter if the water heater and protection blanket work as well as I anticipate. Nothing beats fresh Tower Garden produce.