We went out into our garden to check our Tower Garden on the hottest day of the year so far.
The outside temperature was over 80 degrees to find our Tower Garden plants were all wilted and drooping!
All the months of growing these vegetables and they now looked like they where dead!
Tower Garden Mistakes and Lessons Learned
In the spring, we had two Tower 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
I went outside to pick some collard greens off one of my Tower Gardens. To my shock and horror all the plants where drooping and wilted. I thought it was out of water. Took the cover off and looked inside. I had water, a bit low but still plenty. What is going on?
I unplugged the pump and pulled it out. I found the intakes where all plugged up with broken off pieces of roots and a thick green slime. It looked like Slimmer from the Ghost Busters had visited my Tower Garden. Yuck!
Unhooked the pump from the tower. Took it out of the reservoir and gave it a good cleaning. Pulled the end off and took the filter out and cleaned it with my garden hose. A soft spray and the filter was clean again.
I removed the filter, than took an old toothbrush to the outside of the filter and cleaned all the roots out of the port holes to the filter. A rinse of the filter and pump with the garden hose and all was clean again. Than put the filter back in and put the filter cover back in place. Continue reading
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:
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