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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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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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How to Ensure Your Indoor Tower Garden Is a Success

Here is a blog post from the Juice Plus Company Tower Garden blog. Just click here to read “How to Ensure Your Indoor Tower Garden Is a Success”. 

Photo of two Tower Gardens inside a house.

Two Tower Gardens growing inside while the ground is covered with snow outside.

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Tower Garden is a Lettuce Growing Machine

Tower Garden is a Lettuce Growing Machine

Our Tower Gardens are now just full of fresh produce ready to harvest! We will be harvesting Tower Garden is a Lettuce Growing Machineand replanting at once for our second crop of this growing season. We 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 and chard plants that we have been eating from since December! It is now the last week of June and the heat is beginning to make them bolt, so it is time to replace them with new starts. Seven months of eating from these plants. That to me is remarkable!

Lettuce has been a staple vegetable for us. We eat one or two salads daily. Our Tower Gardens keep us supplied with the lettuce we need year round. We use grow lights and bring the towers inside for the winter.[Click here for blog post about using grow lights]

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Photo of 3 Tower Gardens with sun reflectors around their bases.

Tower Garden Sun Reflector

 

Photo of Tower Gardens with automobile sun reflectors around their bases.

Doug Barlow uses sun reflectors to shine more light on his Tower Gardens.

Do you have a problem with the only location you have for your Tower Garden not getting enough light during the day? Doug Barlow has this problem. His home has a high bluff on the east side that keeps that side of the house in a shadow most of the day. On the west side of the house the sun doesn’t directly light the yard area until afternoon. Having enough light is always a challenge. To help him get the maximum amount of light shining on his Tower Gardens Doug has put automobile window sun reflectors around his Tower Gardens. The sun’s rays are reflected from the deck surface onto the vegetables planted in the towers, giving them more sunlight. If you have a similar problem where buildings or land features are blocking the sun causing your Tower Gardens to be in a shadow much of the day,  this idea will help you to make maximum use of the sun’s rays.

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Photo of 3 Tower Gardens with sun reflectors around their bases.

Tower Gardens on Doug Barlow’s patio with automobile sun reflectors around their bases.

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Hand Pollinate Tomatoes, Zucchini and other plants in Tower Garden

Hand Pollinate Tomatoes, Zucchini and other plants in Tower Garden

Linda Woolsey holding Zucchini see just picked from her Tower Garden.

Harvesting Zucchini from my Tower Garden.

Are your Zucchini or Tomato plants growing like crazy in your Tower Garden? Do they have had lots of flowers but are giving little or no fruit? If you are experiencing this, it could be caused by a lack of pollination due to the decline of the native bee population. Today more gardeners have to manually pollinate their fruiting crops by hand pollination. Learning this skill is becoming important to insure a bountiful harvest from not only your Tower Garden, but vegetable plants and fruit plants planted in the soil.

What crops need to be pollinated?

All fruit plants and vegetable plants that have flowers need to be pollinated.

Self Pollinating Plants

Some plants contain both male and female parts to self pollinate and produce fruit. Some of these are:

  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Some Cucumbers
  • Peas
  • Strawberries
  • Some Cucumbers

Separate Male and Female Flowers

  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Pumpkins

Signs that you need to Manually Pollinate

  • You see no bees, butterflies, or other pollinators such as flies
  • You are growing inside
  • Flowers or immature fruit shrivel up and fall off the plant before the fruit sets on
  • Plant dies

Watch this short video to learn how to pollinate all plants.

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Planting seeds for your Tower Garden

Photo of 3 Tower Gardens in my backyard.

My Tower Gardens are already on second harvest this year. Newer plants on the bottom.

You just purchased your Tower Garden from my website and it is now time to plant some seeds in the rock wool cubes and begin vertical vegetable gardening in your hydroponic gardening system. Watch the video below for step by step instructions.

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