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Tower Garden Mistakes and Lessons Learned

Tower Garden Mistakes and Lessons Learned 2017

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.

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Aeroponic Gardening 5 Research Backed Benefits

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Aeroponic Gardening is now available to the average gardener. It is no longer only for commercial use. The introduction of the Tower Garden Growing System has made gardening practical for those with little or no land to garden. Today even if you live in an apartment building with only a balcony on an upper floor you can still garden.

There are many compelling reasons to grow your own food. Quality of the food, fun of gardening, growing organic….the list goes on. So it’s really no surprise that more than 1 in every 3 (approximately 42 million) American households have gardens.

Growing your own food in your backyard isn’t necessarily as simple as sticking a seed into the ground. There are important details to consider, including how much you will be able to grow, sustainability, safety and more – particularly when deciding how to grow your on food.

Sticking a seed in the ground may not always be your best option. But Tower Garden and the aeroponic technology it uses just might be. Here are 5 reasons why, backed by research.

Grow up to 30% more food 3x faster with less space, water and hassle using the Tower Garden Growing System.

1. Tower Garden can increase yields by an average of 30%.

The University of Mississippi compared product yield of crops grown in aeroponic growing systems and in soil. Researchers found the yields of plants grown with aeroponic technology were more than 30% bigger on average. Here’s the breakdown by crop:

  • Basil – 19% increase
  • Chard – 8% increase
  • Red kale – 65% increase
  • Parsley – 21% increase
  • Bell pepper – 53% increase
  • Cherry tomatoes – 35% increase
  • Cucumber – 7% increase
  • Squash – 50% increase

On a side note, the study also measured total phenolics, flavonoids and antioxidants in the produce grown. It turns out aeroponic and soil methods yield produce with comparable nutritional value.

2. Plants grow up to 3x more quickly.

According to NASA, plants grow up to 3x faster in aeroponic growing systems compared to growing in soil. Plus, yields are more consistent, and, with grow lights, year-round growing is possible.

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3. Tower Garden uses as much as 98% less water.

Traditional agriculture uses approximately 80% of our water. This is a serious problem, especially for western states, where water is already in short supply. The good news? NASA found that aeroponic technology uses up to 98% less water.

4. A vertical design requires 90% less space.

Another know issue with traditional growing methods is that of space. You need a lot of it. We have less and less space to farm daily. Every two minutes we lose about two acres of farmland to development according to this New York Times article. But growing vertically requires only 10% of the space traditional farming uses.

5. Pollution and pests are less of a problem.

How much do you know about your backyards history? City soil is often contaminated with heavy metals, asbestos, petrochemicals and other pollutants….a number of which you can’t test for(I don’t know about you, but I don’t really want that stuff seeping into food I ultimately eat). Luckily, Tower Garden is a soil-less growing system. So there’s no cause for concern about contaminated dirt.

Worried about pesticides? Thanks to a close-loop system that recycles water and nutrients, Tower Garden plants experience less stress. So they’re healthy enough to naturally resist most pests. Weeds are not an issue, of course, since they need soil to grow.

You could be growing your own organic produce today. You could be growing your own smoothie greens all winter long. You could be picking your own fresh salad greens today. You could just CLICK HERE now and order your Tower Garden Growing System and help keep our water and air cleaner.

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How to Ensure Your Indoor Tower Garden Is a Success

Here is a blog post from the Juice Plus Company Tower Garden blog. Just click here to read “How to Ensure Your Indoor Tower Garden Is a Success”. 

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Two Tower Gardens growing inside while the ground is covered with snow outside.

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End of the Growing Season

It is October 11, 2015 and this years growing season is coming to an end. This Tower Garden is still producing strawberries and will continue to do so until the first heavy frost. We have just harvested the last of the beans and still have a crop of Swiss Chard growing. Watch the video and comment.

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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:

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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

Why should I buy a Tower Garden?

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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.

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  • 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.

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Tower Garden Strawberry Crop

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I planted strawberries in one Tower Garden late this year. Being a full time college student this growing season made my time for gardening much less than in the past. The Tower Garden helped me to grow my vegetables with much less time and effort, which was a great blessing. I purchased strawberry plants at a local nursery. These were plants started in soil, not the rock wool inserts used in the Tower Garden. I took the plants out of the plastic holder pots and began to very slowly with gentle water spray bottle begin to wash the dirt from the roots of the plants. Be very careful doing this. A plants main roots have many very fine roots coming off of them. These fine roots are what bring the nutrients into the plant. When washing the dirt away, no Continue reading