Tag Archives: Hydroponic

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

Advertisements
I Almost Killed My Vertical Garden!

I Almost Killed My Vertical Garden!

Content updated May 30, 2018

I went outside to pick some collard greens off one of my vertical 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 hydroponic vertical 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 then took an old toothbrush to the outside of the filter and cleaned all the roots out of the portholes 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

Is Tower Tonic Mineral Blend Organic_

Is Tower Tonic Mineral Blend Organic?

Is Tower Tonic 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 tap the Tower Tonic bottles below to read his findings.Is Tower Garden Tower Tonic Mineral Blend Organic

 

If you found this post to be a value please share with your friends on Facebook. Continue reading

Growing Herbs In A Vertical Garden Is Easy

Growing Herbs In A Vertical Garden is Easy blog post updated July 2018.

The most frequent question I’m asked is “Can I grow herbs in a vertical garden? ”  The answer is, “Yes, lots of them!” I love my vertical gardens and I do grow herbs in them.  Click here to learn more about  Vertical Gardening.

Just imagine walking just a short distance from your kitchen to harvest fresh, living produce for your meals – no matter the season.

I have been growing my own herbs in a vertical garden both indoors and outdoors for five years now.

Yes you can grow herbs in a Vertical Garden.

Yes you can grow herbs in a Vertical Garden.

Growing Herbs – 15 Excellent Herbs to Grow Indoors or Out

video here

Basil

Commonly used to make pesto, this herb’s sweet and spicy flavor complements a range of dishes, from Italian pastas to Thai curries. Basil also reduces inflammation and supports the digestive system.

Chamomile

This herb is often brewed as a tea. It has a calming effect and can even diminish feelings of depression and anxiety. Chamomile also settles upset stomachs!

Chives

Related to onions and garlic, chives add a delicate onion-like flavor to everything from omelets to potato salad. Since it’s most delicious when used fresh, its a great herb to your yourself.

Cilantro

Cilantro tends to have a polarizing effect, either you like or you don’t. But for its fans, this herb is a delicious addition to spicy foods. (Think salsas and stir-fries.) It may help inhibit blood vessel damage and support digestive health.

Dill

With a butter flavor, dill elevates fish and egg dishes. Is Dill good for you? Its antioxidant count rivals superfoods such as kale and pomegranates. This herb also supports digestive health.

Lavender

Lavender has calming properties and is good for your skin. It’s often used to make teas and essentials oils, but you can add it to salads and other dishes also.

Lemongrass

Offering digestive tract support and anti-inflammatory benefits, you can use lemongrass to make a restorative tea or a satisfying soup.

Marjoram

This close cousin of oregano is typically used to add light, zesty flavors to meat or potato dishes. It also has digestive and antiseptic benefits.

Mint

Peppermint, spearmint, lemon balm, catnip – virtually all plants in the mint family flourish indoors. Whether you use it to brew tea or top off a cocktail, mint adds an unmistakable flair. Regularly consuming mint may guard against Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases. It also helps with bad breath.

Oregano

This herb is reportedly good for keeping your cholesterol in check. It is a staple in pasta sauces and as a pizza topping.

Parsley

More than just a garnish, parsley can add interest to a variety of dishes from salads to pastas to soups. It’s also a strong antioxidant.

Rosemary

With a minty, pine-like aroma, rosemary adds depth to chicken, bread, and potatoes. Steep it in hot water for a healing tea that eases inflammation and promotes brain function.

Sage

Though it’s most famous in Thanksgiving dishes, sage can be used for so much more. Try adding it to potatoes or quinoa to enjoy it s throat, skin, and hair health benefits.

Stevia

This is the healthy alternative to sugar. Stevia is a surprisingly sweet herb that pairs well with beverages, fruit, and many other foods.

Thyme

Add this potent herb to vegetable and grain dishes, and you’ll never want to go without it again! Containing antibacterial properties, thyme is useful for treating winter colds.

Enjoy growing herbs in your vertical garden. If you follow these guidelines you’ll likely be inundated with fresh produce very soon.  Enjoy your harvest even more with this free cookbook.

Vertical Garden Cookbook

If you found this post Growing Herbs In A Vertical Garden Is Easy useful please share it with your friends in Facebook.

 

Vertical Garden

Related posts that you may find helpful:

Vertical Garden Strawberries are the best ever

Vertical Garden is a Lettuce Growing Machine

Healthy Living Positive Effects of Fruits and Vegetables

If you found this post Growing Herbs In A Vertical Garden Is Easy to be helpful please retweet it on Twitter.

 

Why should I buy a Tower Garden?

Tower Garden

Kids Love Tower Gardens

  • Schools & science projects around the country are having fun with aeroponic gardening.
  • Tap Here to learn more about how Tower Garden is a great teaching tools for children.

Small Space – No Problemtower garden

  • With your own Vertical Tower Garden you join the fastest growing agricultural movement – people growing their own vegetables whether you own land or not.
  • Land usage is minimal – a balcony will do!

Extend Your Growing Season

  • University of Arizona coined the term “Controlled Environment Agriculture.” If you give plants spring time conditions at any time of the year – sunshine or grow lights, 17 important minerals, water, and air – then the plant will happily thrive.
  • Reduce time to harvest – from seed to edible food is two to four times faster with an aeroponic Tower Garden.

Practice good growing practices

  • “It prevents water runoff and land degradation that can result from careless watering and gardening practices.” – Seattle Times
  • Join the locovore movement
  • Reduce carbon footprint – as little as 10%  of the water is needed as compared to traditional farming.

Tower Garden Grows Safe Food

  • Aeroponically grown food above ground reduces exposure to roaming

    What beauty! So hard to keep this Tower Garden for display instead of eating it!

    rodents and earth bound critters.

  • Save time as there is no need to wash aeroponically grown food.
  • Avoid the use of organic pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Touted as “Beyond organic.”

Our experience is that within one to two years, you can become an expert aeroponic gardener and supply your neighbors with food or start own own CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.

Starter Plants: Experience success right away with lettuces and there are so many varieties to

choose from. In as little as 6 weeks from planting seeds, you could be enjoying the best tasting lettuces you have ever had. Herbs like dill, parsley, mint, oregano and cilantro also grow quite easily. Edible flowers add color to your garden and your salad. Kale is easy to grow throughout the year.  Swiss chard, peas, pumpkins, cucumber and zucchini also grow easily.

For the Intermediate Aeroponic Gardener: Expand your herb garden and grow basil in the Pacific Northwest! Be the first this season to grow ripe tomatoes in your neighborhood. Learn how to get your plants to have sex and grow acorn and other squashes.  Peppers that grow well here: jalapeno, fireball , cayenne, Anaheim,  and bell peppers. Other plants to play with are mustard greens, endive, cauliflower, broccoli, and strawberries.

For the Seasoned Aeroponic Expert: Expand further with garden beans, Brussels sprouts, eggplant, cucumbers,  celery,  butternut squash, rhubarb, spaghetti squash, patty pan squash , watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, bok choy and spinach. Try your hand at hops and brew some beer for the fun of it!

12 Month Interest Free Financing Available

Purchase your Tower Garden using our 12 month interest free financing program. Your monthly payment will be charged to your credit card monthly.

Tower Garden

If you found this post Why Should I Buy A Tower Garden useful please share it with your friends on Facebook. Studies have shown that those who share with others are rewarded by the Universe for their actions.

Tower_Garden_Cookbook

Other posts you may find helpful:

Plan Your Perfect Tower Garden

How to Ensure Your Indoor Tower Garden Is a Success

Tower Gardens vital in Urban Vertical Gardening