Category Archives: Urban Gardening

Hula Hoop Tower Garden Tomato Cage

Hula Hoop Tower Garden Tomato Cage

What do you do when you need a tomato cage for your Juice Plus Tower Garden and just can’t afford to purchase one?

You become resourceful and creative. That is what Vanessa Salazar did.

Hula Hoop Tower Garden Tomato Cage

She needed a tomato cage, right now, for her plants. She did not have the funds at that time to purchase a new one.

A trip to the lumber yard to purchase some PVC water line pipe, and to the Dollar Store to purchase some hula hoops and some duct tape.

Vanessa put the PVC pipe into the holes where the Tower Garden supports normally would go. She than duck taped the four hula hoops to them, making a homemade tomato cage.

Her creativeness to solve her needs is something that Red Green would be proud of. Great job thinking out of the box Vanessa!

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Hula Hoop Tower Garden Tomato Cage

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5 Was to Keep Your Tower Garden Alive While on Vacation

5 Ways to Keep Your Tower Garden Alive While on Vacation

It is that time of year when many of us are concerned how we are going to keep our Tower Garden alive while we are on vacation.

  1. Grow a garden that will water itself

Tower Garden’s 20 gallon capacity reservoir combined with5 Was to Keep Your Tower Garden Alive While on Vacation aeroponic technology that requires as little as 2% of the water of traditional growing methods means you can often not have to refill the water for many days.

How often you need to refill the reservoir depends on your climate. You can often go up to 10 days without adding water to the growing system in moderate temperatures.

If you live in an area with very hot temperatures or are going to be gone for an extended time than arrange to have someone check your water level and add as necessary.

  1. Plant low-maintenance crops

If you travel frequently you should consider growing hardy plants that require little attention.

Parsley, rosemary, chives, and other herbs fall into this category. Many greens, such as kale and Swiss chard, are relatively self sufficient also. Pass on lettuce and other tender greens. These will likely bolt in the summer heat.

  1. Harvest whatever you can

Pick as much of your produce that you can and have a pre-vacation feast.

This will keep your crops from become mature and ending their life cycle. This helps to prevent disease caused by overly ripe, rotting produce on your Tower Garden.

  1. Prepare your Tower Garden before your trip

The best way to prevent problems is to make sure your Tower Garden doesn’t have any when you leave.

May sure the reservoir is full of water, Tower Tonic nutrients, and the PH has been adjusted.

If you are going to be gone for a long time use only half strength Tower Tonic to slow growth.

Move your Tower Garden to a partially-shaded area to break the hot sun reducing plant growth and the amount of water the plants need.

After harvesting your produce prune your plants. Pruning will help ensure the you have continued, healthy growth while you are away. Also look for early signs of trouble.

  1. Find a garden sitter

If you are going to be away on your trip for a week or more ask a friend or neighbor to check on your plants that are in the soil and containers.

Water them as necessary and leave them your cell number to contact you if there are any problems.

Tell your sitter to help themselves to any ripe produce to reward them for their efforts. It’s only the fair thing to do, right? The regular harvesting will help to keep your Tower Garden balanced and healthy.

To recap, here are the 5 steps to vacation proof your Tower Garden:

  1. Grow a garden that will water itself (e.g. Tower Garden).
  2. Plant low-maintenance crops.
  3. Plant low-maintenance crops.
  4. Prepare your Tower Garden before your trip.
  5. Find a garden sitter.

Now that your know how to keep your Tower Garden alive while you are off on vacation, comment below about your experiences. Where are you vacationing this summer?  Leave a comment below.

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PS: Did you know that you could be eating 26 servings of fruits and vegetables daily with out juicing? I do. Click Here to learn what I do daily, and you could be doing also.

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Harvesting Lettuce from your Tower Garden

Photo of head of lettuce growing in Tower Garden.

Fresh lettuce growing on our Tower Garden last winter.

Our Tower Garden is full of fresh produce ready to harvest! We will be harvesting and replanting our second crop for this growing season. Linda and I have been eating from our Tower Gardens for several months now. Going out daily and picking fresh greens to make our morning Green Shake or for fresh salads. We have kale , collard, and chard  and   a variety of lettuce plants that we have been eating from since December! It is now the last week of June and the heat is beginning to make the lettuce and chard bolt and the collard leaves too tough. So it’s time to replace them with new starts. Seven months of eating from each plant. That’s remarkable!

Lettuce is one our staple vegetables. We eat one or two salads daily. Our Tower Gardens keep us supplied with the lettuce we need year round. This short video shows you how to harvest your lettuce.

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Aphids on my Tower Garden Eggplants

Aphids on my Tower Garden Eggplants

I found aphids on the eggplants in my Tower Garden. I had been busy with marketing events and not paying close attention to my Tower Gardens. Watch the video below and learn how  I declared war aphids and got them off my eggplants.

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Aphids on my Tower Garden EgglpantsPS: Are you eating 7 to 13 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday? I know I never was. Do you want to know what I now do to get my required vegetable and fruit servings everyday? You could be doing this simple, easy way of eating them just like I do now. Just Click here to learn how you could be doing it also.

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Photo of Asian greens growing in a Tower Garden.

Is Tower Garden Mineral Blend Organic?

Is Tower Garden Mineral Blend Organic? That is a great question. Dr. Carlos Madero, Ph.D. examines the Tower Tonic blend scientifically and gives you the facts. Just push the button to read his findings.

Is Tower Garden Mineral Blend Organic

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PS: To learn more about the Tower Garden Aeroponic Growing System Click Here.

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Earth Day 2016

Earth Day 2016

Today is Earth Day. Today is the day we celebrate our relationship with Mother Earth. Today we live in a world that is full of toxins. They are created by today’s high tech society and its dependence on chemicals. In our daily activates we are using products that are chemical based. These chemicals are in the air, in the water, in the soil, in our food, in nearly everything product or tool that we use.

More than ever it is important for us to eat a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. Buying organic is so important. It is the way that you will get the least amount of toxins into your body from your food. You can help yourself to become healthier by growing your own food in an aeroponic growing system that has no soil and uses a all natural plant food that consists of natural earth minerals and elements.

This growing system uses only 10% of the land space and only 10% of the water that traditional soil based growing systems use. It also produces ready to harvest food 30% faster according to a study done by the University of Mississippi.

In our house we pick fresh greens for our smoothies every morning year round. Our aeroponic growing system will grow outdoors when the weather permits. When the cold of winter comes we move it inside with grow lights and continue to grow fresh vegetables all year long.  Picking your food and eating it within minutes of harvesting; it doesn’t get any better than this.

What is this aeroponic growing system that lets you grow your own food year round, you are asking? It is the Tower Garden by Juice Plus. It’s a total self contained urban food growing machine! If you can spin a yard stick around on the floor than you have room for a Tower Garden. To learn more just CLICK HERE.

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Avoiding Transplant Shock in Seedlings

Avoiding Transplant Shock in Seedlings

This is my innovative way of avoiding transplant shock in my seedling starter plants. After a week of increasing sun exposure by placing them outside in their propagation trays for increased periods each day, I planted them today.

The the weather now is a bit cooler and a bit overcast. Tomorrow should be cooler too. I used my wire tomato cage laid on its side to support my row cover cloth which I draped over the tomato cage.

I used T shaped garden spikes to secure the row cloth to the ground. Perfect way to help the plants grow more roots while they adjust to the new soil. The roots need to adjust a few days before the hotter days cause more leaf growth. This should give you some ideas about what you can do to avoid transplant shock to your starter plants.

Avoiding Transplant Shock in Seedlings

My plant starts in their propagation containers.

Avoiding Transplant Shock in Seedlings

My plant starts covered up with the row cloth to protect the young plants from frost and cold temperatures.

Avoiding Transplant Shock in Seedlings

Linda Woolsey harvesting Zucchini from her Tower Garden.

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