Monthly Archives: April 2015

How to Plan Your Perfect Tower Garden

How to Plan Your Perfect Tower Garden

Spring is in the air! Here in the Pacific Northwest the plum and cherry trees blossoms have come and for the most part are already gone, being replaced with new leaf growth. Now is the time to begin to plan what you are going to be growing this year in your Tower Gardens. There are 3 important steps to planning and planting a Tower Garden:

Photo of Tower Garden with new plant growth.

Tower Garden in my greenhouse with plants just a few weeks old.

  • Find the ideal location
  • Picking the right plants based on your preference and growing conditions
  • Stocking up on necessary supplies

If this is your first season planting on brand new Tower Garden that you just purchased from me you will need a location with about a 2.5 square foot print with the following things: Continue reading

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Tower Garden Seedling Farms

10 Tower Garden Seedling Farms

If you are looking for the most convenient way to start your Tower Garden, seedlings are the way to go.

Photo of lettuce that I am growing from a seedling start.

Lettuce that I am growing from a seedling start.

I have not purchased seedlings from all of these providers. I have purchased from two of them. So I can’t offer any personal commentary on most of the following list. Their are several positive reviews on the Tower Garden Facebook page.

These are certified Future Growing Tower Garden Farms, which means they grow seedlings specifically for Tower Gardens. (i.e. they’re already growing in rockwool cubes, so you don’t have to wash dirt off the roots before transplanting).

Tower Tip: If you choose to purchase seedlings from a local nursery instead, select only those with perfectly formed leaves and no evidence of bug presence. Damage leaves typically means plants have been sprayed for pests.

Providers that ship seedlings and offer on-site pick up:

Living Towers, Eustis, Florida

Montecito Urban Farms, Santa Barbara, Califorina

ATL Urban Farms, Cumming, Georgia

Nature Crisp, Soperton, Georgia

True Garden, Mesa, Arizonia

Providers that offer on-site pickup only:

Santa Barbara Urban Farms, Santa Barbara, California

Chapala Gardens, Santa Barbara, California

So Cal Urban Farms, San Diego, California

Iron Towers, Middletown, Connecticut

Sunrise Hydroponics Amish Farm. Available Saturday mornings at: South Bend Farmers Market, 1105 Northside Blvd, South Bend, IN 46615.

Additional Resources

Once you’ve got them, be sure to read how to start your seeds (page 7) and or transplant your seedlings. If you prefer to watch rater than head, here is a great video tutorial.

And don’t forget about the 11 growing guides in the Resource Center of my website. They cover everything from planting to pest control. Review this information to ensure your new plants flourish.

Happy Growing!

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