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Growing Vertical Garden Winter Vegetables

Vertical Garden Winter Vegetables

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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

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Hula Hoop Tower Garden Tomato Cage

Hula Hoop Vertical Garden Tomato Cage

What do you do when you need a tomato cage for your Vertical Garden and just can’t afford to purchase one?

You become resourceful and creative. That is what Vanessa Salazar did.

Hula Hoop Tower Garden Tomato Cage

She needed a tomato cage, right now, for her plants. She did not have the funds at that time to purchase a new one.

A trip to the lumber yard to purchase some PVC water line pipe, and to the Dollar Store to purchase some hula hoops and some duct tape.

Vanessa put the PVC pipe into the holes where the Tower Garden supports normally would go. She than duck taped the four hula hoops to them, making a homemade tomato cage.

Her creativeness to solve her needs is something that Red Green would be proud of. Great job thinking out of the box Vanessa!

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Hula Hoop Tower Garden Tomato Cage

 

Other posts that you may find of interest:

How to Ensure Your Indoor Vertical Garden Is a Success

Aeroponic Gardening 5 Research Backed Benefits

How to clean your Vertical Garden

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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

Starting Seeds Indoors for Spring Planting

Starting Seeds Indoors for Spring Planting

 

It’s spring and it’s time to begin starting seeds indoors. Spring is here! Some of the birds have returned with their courting songs.  As the days get longer we feel the warmth of the sun on our faces. The tulips are up, the tress are budding.

But the reality is for most of us that we have a another month or more of frosts before its officially time to enjoy gardening outdoors again.

Luckily, you can get a taste of spring by starting your garden now. In fact you should start your garden now, because an earlier start means an earlier harvest!

I just lamented that it’s not time yet to start gardening. Then I encouraged you to start your garden?

Confused? Continue reading

How to Plan Your Perfect Tower Garden

How to Plan Your Perfect Tower Garden

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:

Photo of Tower Garden with new plant growth.

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