I totally recommend a tower garden. Obviously… but let me tell you why I actually LOVE my tower gardens. I love them because I love a fresh summer salad. I love the ability to walk out to my deck with a bowl in my hand, and to grab a few stalks from several plants. Walking away with a full and wonderful, salad! This is the thing that I enjoy the most.
The roughly $500 Tower Gardens have paid for themselves in my household within a year. Their value is without contention, as they produce and re-produce over, and over, and over… filling the plate that we make for our kids to eat raw and organic vegetables on a daily basis. If you haven’t come to my workshops yet, you might not have heard me say, “13 servings a day of vegetables and a handful of fruits”. 13 a day requires ongoing, constant “snacking” on vegetables.
Ansley was out on the back deck of HealthSprout on Monday, pulling green lettuce leaves off the garden and simply eating them while she looked out over the development taking place. The ease of access makes the food enticing.
So what does a tower garden do? There is no soil, it is hydroponic, thus water. You add water, you add nutrient, and in some cases you have to alter ph. With the office tower garden, which could just possibly be the fastest growing garden in the country, the need to add water is a common effort. The afternoon sun evaporates that 20 gallon base in about two to three weeks, making it more of an effort… you know, all that effort. Adding a hose and turning it on.
Seriously, that is the best benefit. After being a gardener for years, I can tell you the ability to check the most common concerns off the list is awesome…
- No Rabbits… they can’t get there.
- No Deer… the won’t come up on a deck… yet
- No Drought…. just add water, doesn’t matter if it doesn’t rain for ten months
- No heat stroke… water makes a plant survive 100 degree days just fine
- No weeds… WHOOT WHOOT!
The only real slow down is if you end up with aphids, and I have found lady bugs are a great, cheap, online purchase (easy), way to kill them. I have a worm on one of my tomato plants right now. I will need to find him and his crew, but I have some ideas.
If you want one – https://hsprout.juiceplus.com/us/en is the place you go, and then click tower garden at the top. So nice, absolutely fantastic it is so nice.
Be well and be blessed! – Dr. E