Aeroponic Vertical Gardening success depends on two things, water and air.
You take your glass and put it under your kitchen sink faucet and turn it on. A stream of clear, cool water fills your glass, you raise it to your lips and drink a big, satisfying gulp.
Refreshing for you…but your plants may disagree.
Tap water may be safe for you and me (some may disagree), however it’s not always the best water for plant growth. In this post you’ll learn why – and more important, what you can do about it. Continue reading
Using Microgreens Turns An Everyday Mom Into A Chef!
Have you noticed when you have a meal in an upscale restaurant how signature dishes are topped with miniature, multi-colored leaves?
Now microgreens are becoming a familiar ingredient in home kitchens, too. And for good reasons. Microgreens add great color and great flavor to salads. They are a concentrated nutrient source and packed with beneficial enzymes because of their rapid growth. They are an excellent garnish for meats and other dishes. Congratulations, Mom, you’re now a chef!
Some restaurant patrons (and your family) may mistake them for ordinary garnish. Just don’t tell them it’s healthy!
What are Microgreens?
They are more mature than sprouts but not quite as large as baby greens. These petite greens seem to be in the middle. As their name suggests, Continue reading
Vertical Garden Urban Farming
Our Aeroponic Vertical Garden has been in our greenhouse since mid-November growing fresh, toxin free vegetables for our salads and green smoothies this winter.
It is nice to just go outside with a pair of scissors and pick fresh greens when we need them. Salad greens don’t come any fresher than that!
This year we are growing three kinds of lettuce, Swiss Chard, Chives, Parsley, and lots of Kale on our vertical garden.
We grow the kale to use in our morning smoothies. We use a vegan protein shake mix. Each morning we add kale to our smoothie and sometime Swiss Chard for variety. We also like to add chia seeds, two teaspoons of olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Some mornings we also add some cinnamon. Continue reading
Vertical Garden Grow Lights
Winter and gardening don’t pair together well – at least not traditionally.
But gardening with an aeroponic vertical garden isn’t exactly traditional. After all, it produces plants almost automatically, without soil.
If you’re like me, you’ll eagerly await the day you can transplant your seedlings that you have started in your Seedling Starter Kit outdoors. But for best results, you should introduce your plants to the outside world gradually. This is a process called “hardening off seedlings.”
When you start seedlings indoors, they know only the stable, safe conditions of your home, where they enjoy consistent temperature, Continue reading
We went out into our garden to check our Vertical Garden on the hottest day of the year so far.
The outside temperature was over 80 degrees to find our Vertical Garden plants were all wilted and drooping!
All the months of growing these vegetables and they now looked like they were dead!
Vertical Garden Mistakes and Lessons Learned
In the spring, we had two vertical gardens that were producing well inside our home. We wanted them outside where they could grow with natural light and air circulation.
We had kale, collards, mustard greens, chard and parsley that were Continue reading