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vertical garden algae growth

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

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

Harvesting Lettuce from your Vertical Garden

Photo of head of lettuce growing in Tower Garden.

Fresh lettuce growing on our Vertical Garden last winter.

Our  vertical 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 vertical 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! Continue reading

Aphids on my Tower Garden Eggplants

Aphids on my Vertical Garden Eggplants

Revised June 8, 2018. Additional content added.

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

You can make your own all natural garden pesticide and fungicide using essential oils.

  • 32 ounces of water
  • 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil

Mix essential oil into the water. Pour into a sprayer and spray your plant leaves.

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Keeping Tower Garden cool in summer heat

Keeping Vertical Garden Cool in Summer Heat

Here are some tips on how you can keep your Vertical Garden cool in the summer heat.

Keeping Tower Garden cool in summer heat

Raise your Vertical Garden off the ground.

Keeping Tower Garden cool in summer heat

Vertical Garden Dolly lifting the reservoir off the hard, hot surface.

By lifting your Tower Garden off the ground you reduce the transfer of heat from the ground, or any other surface, into the reservoir. The Vertical Garden Dolly not only raises the reservoir off the ground, but also allows you to easily move it.

Add frozen water bottles to the water reservoir.

Any temperature of 85 degrees or above will put your vertical garden’s plants into distress. When experiencing high temperatures you can lower Continue reading