We started them the end of April – first week of May !
We had grown all Winter in our garage with grow lights !
Now – it was time to set up the other two – and begin outside.
TOWER GARDENS – no green thumb needed !
After less than two weeks – we were eating lettuce –
Then it was Memorial day –
and we had herbs – lettuce – edible plants –
And you can see our GERANIUM’S – these are about five years old –
Pull them out in Fall – shake them off –
put in a bucket – hang from garage ceiling –
Then in Spring – clean off dead parts and replant !
BINGO – you can reuse them year to year !
Today – they are blooming – we have lots of tomato’s ( green )
And SQUASH – EGG PLANTS – LETTUCE – Different herbs – edible flowers
And numerous other salad plants !
I have added cages and other support poles -trying to keep the SQUASH
Out of the yard so I can mow !
We eat every night from the Tower’s –
Salads – soon we will have tomato’s.
Then no more produce from store.
I have a home made cage –
made out of 1/2 inch PVC pipe.
And since the weather has gotten hot – 85 to 90 -Sun –
I add water each day –
about four inches –
I could wait – but – I do not want to forget –
and let the pump run dry.
There is a pump – fish tank pump –
in the bottom – that pumps water up through the middle –
and then that drips down to the roots hanging in the tower.
As far as TONIC NUTRIENTS –
I add a cup every 7 to 10 days !
The TONIC is made up of minerals from the Earth –
And the plants thrive on it !
The TOWER GARDENS are part of the JUICE PLUS family –
We have been ” TOWERING” for almost EIGHT YEARS !
Eating what we grow with
NO PESTICIDES and NO WEEDING !
Just keep the water in the base –
add minerals when needed –
And pick your dinner daily.
Mr OWL – more of a decoration than anything – sitting there –
Peering out threw the lettuce leaves –
Although we have rabbits – squirrels – deer – fox – birds –
They seem to leave it alone –
We also have around six hours of Sun light –
But we have moved them to different places and they have grown.
I hope this has been helpful for those interested in gardening –
Who do not like to weed –
And to those who want to know exactly what they are eating.
You do not need a green thumb –
we certainly do not !
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