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About Bob Stafford

I am Robert "Bob" Stafford. I am a retired railroader. I spent 40 years in the railroad industry working in 10 different states and British Columbia. I am not one to sit in the rocking chair. I became involved with a network marketing company after their products made me well after I contracted a disease that the local medical doctors where not making any better. Once I got my health back again and decided to promote and sell the product that was responsible for my recovery I found I had no real warm market. I tried the asking people in check out lines, at restaurants, etc. for their contact information to try and sell them. I thought their had to be a better way to find sales prospects using the internet. I learned about attraction marketing and how to promote yourself and your business on line. If you would like to know more just follow this URL: http://robertstafford.funnelizer.com/attraction-marketing

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How To Prevent Green Algae Growth On Your Vertical Garden

Vertical Garden Green Algae Growth

You have had your vertical garden in production for several months. As you harvest your produce the’re now some empty, open ports where you removed the plants from the tower.
You begin to notice over time a green slime forming around these empty ports. This green slime is algae.
Algae is a simple, single celled, nonflowering plant. Algae contains chlorophyll but lacks true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue.
You will notice that the algae forms on the side of the Vertical Garden that is facing towards the sun.
What can you do to prevent this growth?

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Aeroponic Vertical Gardening Steps For Success

Aeroponic Vertical Gardening Steps For Success

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

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Using Microgreens Turns An Everyday Mom Into A Chef!

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?

Microgreens

Pixabay Photo

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

Growing Vertical Garden Winter Vegetables

Vertical Garden Winter Vegetables

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.

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December photo of plants that have been in the Aeroponic Vertical Garden for just two weeks.

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

LED Tower Garden Grow Lights

New LED Vertical Garden Grow Lights

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.

And now with the new LED Grow Lights for vertical gardens, growing an indoor aeroponic garden just became even easier. Continue reading

Hardening Off Seedlings

Hardening Off Seedlings

Hardening Off Seedlings

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

Vertical Garden Mistakes and Lessons Learned

Vertical Garden Mistakes and Lessons Learned 2017

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