Tag Archives: hydroponic growing system

Tower Garden with wilted plants

I Almost Killed My Tower Garden!

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?Tower Garden with wilted plants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 than took a old toothbrush to the outside of the filter and cleaned all the roots out of the portOrder Tower Garden button. holes to the filter. A rinse with the garden hose and all was clean again. Than put the filter back in and put the filter cover back in place.

Put the pump back inside. Hooked up the hose to the tower and all was well again. Been 3 days now and now problems. All is well.

You may be wondering why the empty ports? This Tower Garden had been inside all winter longTower Garden plant starts in my greenhouse. and had been take outdoors the week before. The plants that where harvested and at the end of their growing season where removed. New starts are going in the greenhouse. As soon as they are ready they will be filling the empty ports.

I think my problem with the pump being plugged was because I pumped as much water as  could out of the Tower Garden and took it outside with out taking it apart and cleaning it since it still had plants going in it.

If you found this post I Almost Killed My Tower Garden to be useful please share it with your friends on Facebook.

I Almost Killed My Tower Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS: Did you know that the Tower Garden uses only 10% of the land mass of a conventional garden? It also uses only 10% of the water consumed by conventional gardening. To learn more just TAP HERE. 

If you found this post I Almost Killed My Tower Garden to be useful please share it with your friends on Twitter.

This Christmas give the gift of good health with Tower Garden

This Christmas give the gift of good health Tower Garden

Tower Garden Growing System

Give the Christmas Gift of Good Health this year with the Tower Garden Growing System. The Tower Garden Growing System comes with everything you need to start growing vegetables, herbs, and fruits at home—including our specially formulated plant food and gourmet seeds. This aeroponic 5-feet-tall vertical garden allows you to grow up to 20 plants in less time than it takes in soil.

The complete Growing System includes:

  • Tower Garden vertical aeroponic garden
  • Seeds for growing gourmet lettuce, cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, basil, and cucumber
  • Seed starter enviro-dome
  • 20 rock wool seed starter cubes and net pots
  • Pump, timer and drain tube
  • Tower Garden Mineral Blend plant food (1 qt each)
  • pH test kit and 1 bottle each of pH+ and pH-
  • Measuring cup

Product Benefits

  • Soil-free system means there is no weeding, tilling, kneeling, or getting dirty
  • No gardening experience is necessary
  • Fits easily on urban patios, decks, porches, balconies, terraces, or rooftop gardens
  • Grows many fruits and almost any vegetable, herb, or flower
  • Purchase an extension kit and grow up to 28 plants in one Tower
  • Uses as little as 10% of traditional growing nutrients & water
  • Yields up to 30% more produce on average compared to traditional gardening methods.
  • Can produce crops in less time than it takes to grow in soil
  • Made from USDA-approved, UV-stabilized, food-grade plastic

12 payments of

$45.25
/month

Or $525 one-time-payment

Plus applicable shipping and tax. First installment will include entire $50 shipping charge.

Tower Garden

 Yes I want to give the gift of health this Christmas season. CLICK HERE to go to the Tower Garden site.

Linda Woolsey Bob Stafford

Linda Woolsey & Bob Stafford

Website: www.GrowingPlantsGrowingPeople.com

Linda Woolsey Email: Linda@GrowingPlantsGrowingPeople.com

Bob Stafford Email: Bob@GrowingPlantsGrowingPeople.com

 

PS, Did you know that Juice Plus just introduced two new Complete Protein Snack Bars? Just click here to learn more.

Other posts that you will find helpful:

Healthy Living Positive Effects of Fruits and Vegetables

Healthy Living Did you know?

Healthy Living Why I Put Back On the Weight I Lost Dieting