Papas World-Tower Garden The New Version!

The new Tower Garden

Juice Plus company has come out with a new stream lined

Tower Garden and we bought one!

The tank on the bottom has gone from 20 gallons ofwater

To 13 gallons and there now is a float –

That will tell you when to add water!

The grow lights
with built in timer
allow you to grow all Winter
We have ours in the garage
where the temperature
stays around 50 to 55 degrees.

The base also has wheels – no need to buy the wheel cart!

Just screw them in!

The top has been redesigned to allow smaller pods to grow Herbs!

The bottom remains the same for your

Tomato’s – lettuce – Cukes – strawberries – beans – peas –

celery – peppers – squash – melons –

most anything that does not grow on a tree!

All the nutrients
and testing for
PH in your water
and instructions
come with the order

The nutrients are included- enough to get you through

the first year.

All other accessories
are included
even the different seeds!

You will not have to buy anything else

And the best part –

You can set up a 12 month payment plan

with no interest!

All you need is a credit card

You get everything up front!

You do not need
A GREEN THUMB!
No soil – no weeds!

We have two of the bigger units for Summer outside

They provide us with all that we can eat!

( We actually give away produce – because it is more than we can eat!)

We have one more set up in the garage for Winter!

Even though it is only 50 to 55 degrees

The lights provide warmth when on.

Sherry website
http://www.sf.juiceplus.com
Senior Sales Coordinator
for The Juice Plus Company

For more information – refer to the above web site

email http://www.sherrylynn49@aol.com

Certified Health Coach

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WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY!

Papa’s World – Mr. OWL – and the two TOWER GARDENS !

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 !

Middle of May

After less than two weeks – we were eating lettuce –

Memorial day weekend

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 !

The Tower Gardens – 6-19-19

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 !

ADDED SUPPORT

I have added cages and other support poles -trying to keep the SQUASH

Out of the yard so I can mow !

SQUASH
EAT GREEN

We eat every night from the Tower’s –

Salads – soon we will have tomato’s.

Then no more produce from store.

HOME MADE CAGE

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.

Purchased a regular cage

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 !

JUICE PLUS

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.

OUR OWL

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.

Sherry and Tom

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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Papa’s World – eating healthy is not the only thing – flowers

We walk – we eat healthy – but the mental part is also important !

Our roses out front

A healthy body also has to have a healthy mind – at least mine does !

So – when we moved into our house thirteen years ago –

I started digging up – replanting – moving – shrubs – putting in trees

( 3 Crepe Myrtles ) and numerous rose bushes – flowers that came back year after year.

Crepe Myrtle out front

I had to dig these trees on my hands and knees – being so many rocks ! With that being said – when they bloom a bright ruby red – I just love them – and it all was worth it !

Ninety five per cent comes back

Flowers and color do a lot for my mind and peaceful thoughts.

But – as you get older – weeding kills your back – at least mine !

So – this year – I bought the mulch from the boy scouts – and actually paid them to spread it around – 25 bags !

It was well worth it and half the cost of anyone else.

Flowers and flags

These roses will bloom off and on until Fall – most everything in the beds comes up each year.

Walking home – when coming in sight of the house- gives me a great calming thought – seems like any stress just goes away –

and that is for my mental being.

Front steps and door

Sherry always plants the planters around the house – in back -the patio and the front porch.

So – when people visit – the visual of flowers – the welcome mat – sitting on the front porch or in the enclosed patio – brings calm – that is why we do it .

The back patio and Tower Gardens

Each year – in the back – we plant flowers and the Tower Gardens –

which provide our vegetables daily.

In front of these are the other two Crepe Myrtles that I hand planted – all the trees and bushes here I also planted.

Yesterday’s harvest from our strawberry patch

We also grow our own strawberry’s – enough to provide us each morning for breakfast while they last.

Living a healthy lifestyle – to reduce stress – we plant – we grow and produce vibrant colors all Spring – Summer and Fall.

We actually grow even in Winter inside our garage.

For a stress relief – try flowers – smell them – watch them grow –

it can do wonders for your mental health.

I hope this blog helps you today – #livinglifetotheplus http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

PAPA’S WORLD – EATING HEALTHY IS NOT THE ONLY THING – FLOWERS

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Papa’s World – home is where the flowers grow

A panoramic view of our patio.

All through our years (37 ) of marriage – we have planted flowers and landscaping. In our home today – we await Spring with a eye to the beauty of FLOWER’S !

View of the back with our two Tower Gardens – bird bath and replanted Geranium’s from previous years. And to the left a portable pot of POTATO’S a first foe me.

Our first step every early Spring is preparing our two Tower Gardens for the growing season – April thru end of October. We also have one inside the garage with grow lights so we are eating fresh produce – November thru end of March – making our fresh produce growing year around.

Patio with flower ” Bicycle ” we purchase years ago at a garden show !

Yesterday – we went to Home Depot – to select different flowers and then potted them and placed in the patio. EXTRA BENEFIT unknown to us at check out – the man said – sign up for credit card today and receive $70.00 off your purchase – DEAL ! We payed $20.00 – rest was a credit and as soon as we got home – paid the credit card off !

One of two flower boxes on the walled in patio.

The flower boxes will be much bigger as the season progress’s. We try a different theme every year – Sherry picks the theme – my duty is ” It is not for me to question why – but for me to do or die ” !!

In a marriage – good motto to live by !

We found this flower pot holder in the trash years ago and reclaimed it – I painted it a couple days ago.


Always like sitting by flowers when sipping my coffee – the cushions we take in if it is going to rain.
A stand alone pot holder which I repainted a couple days ago.

85 % of our plants that are in the beds – come back each year – so mostly – only a few do we purchase to plant in them – geraniums – we pull every year and put them in a bucket and hang from the ceiling – cleaning them up in the Spring and replant them – saving 90 % of them !

One of many flowering bushes we have that come out each year.

The twin bush that was shown before – on each end of the fence.


Front step on the porch.

This year we tried one more thing – Potato’s – we planted eight – five among our strawberry patch ( every year we pulled them in the Fall from the Tower Garden – and stuck them in the ground on the side of the house – 12 to 15 quarts last year ) and three more in a portable container – this is a first for me – not sure what to expect but they already are 16 inches high !

One of the beds out front with just the two planted flowers – rest come back every year along with our deep red – pink and light pink roses.

The beds in the front have a combination of colors Spring – Summer and Fall . Reds – pinks – yellows -purples – whites and many off shades. I also have planted Crepe Myrtles ( 3 of them ) that bloom late May and continue until late Fall – a deep ruby red !

All in all – Spring plantings are my favorite time of year -one that continues until the harsh cold of Fall and Winter.

Living life to the plus includes for me sights of Spring – Summer and Fall. I do not like the cold – ice and snow !

Eating healthy from our Tower Gardens ( even edible flowers) and enjoying nature in bloom – bringing a calm – for me lower blood pressure !

I hope you liked my little tour – and remember –

” livinglifeanddoingitmyway.com

PAPA’S WORLD – HOME IS WHERE THE FLOWER’S ARE

#homeagain #HGD #JP #just

Healthy Living – Healthy Life

In my daily life – after I had my by – pass – I choose to eat healthy –

at least the best I could ! For those of you out there – you know just how hard this can be ! It is not easy – too many temptations ! I am giving this to you from one who struggles each and every day to maintain .

I am very fortunate to have a wife who helps me and guides me and keeps me on course. She is a Certified Health Coach from Dr. Sears courses. One of my main go to’s is a Health Drink – which is a WHOLE FOOD !

That my friends is very hard to find ! Making Healthy Breakfast Drinks – with a blender – DIY – is awesome ! Mine consists of ICE – crushed – a little water from the fridge – one half banana – one cup of Soy or Almond milk – and the main source of nutrition – a package of either DUTCH CHOCOLATE + or FRENCH VANILLA + !

This is a drink in powder form from Juice Plus called COMPLETE ! Not only does it fill me up for breakfast ( lunch also ) – but it provides a Proprietary Protein blend 13 grams. WHOLE FOOD with only 140 calories without the banana or Soy or Almond milk !

With 11 grams of sugar – 20 grams of carbohydrates – Dietary Fibers at 8 grams – Soluble Fiber 6 grams and Insoluble Fibers at 2 grams – I found this the best way to go for myself !

Plus – I actually feel filled up ! I sometimes add fruit – and a dab of peanut butter – not often ! I make it what I want and the flavors – DUTCH CHOCOLATE is my favorite !

I will provide a website for you to look over – feel free – and yes it is my wife’s ! You see – without her guidance – after my WIDOW MAKER HEART ATTACK in 2013 – I most likely would not be writing this now. I know it because I survived to live it !

http://www.sf.juiceplus.com is her official site . It contains a bundle of information. Not only do I follow it – I LIVE IT ! There is more – much more to write about – I posted a blog on this site a few years ago on my survival – if you have health issues – please read it – if you want more info – just leave a comment and I will get back to you, God Bless and HGD !

Papa’s World – healing – what you eat – is who you are.

It is really hard to maintain that habit –

There are so many distractions – so many smells –

Just out walking – the smells of early morning –

we live in a very diverse neighborhood –

and you can smell the cooking for meals as you walk.

And it is mouth watering !

With me – I have given up fast food – milk – ice cream – soda –

I try not to eat red meat –

I stick mainly to chicken and fish.

Small amounts and not everyday.

I like Tuna in a can – solid white packed in water.

I like raw carrots – radish – cuke’s and tomato’s.

I rarely eat processed meat or cheese.

My wife Sherry is a certified health coach –

she watches over me –

we try as often as we can to walk three miles

BUT NOW THE COLD IS HERE.

So- we walk the Mall or go to our health fitness center.

I could live in flip flops the rest of my life –

I am not a snow – ice or cold weather person.

Getting older – watching steps and stairs –

not walking on ice –

And smelling the food where ever you go.

IT CERTAINLY IS NOT EASY !

But – we have to do it !

We are aging – but our goal is to age healthy –

WE ARE WHAT WE EAT !

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At our age – you never want that to happen ! LOL

Stay the course – enjoy your life –

Have a hobby – mine is writing –

And when I write it – it inspires me –

STAYING THE COURSE IS NOT EASY

I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

hopefully – this writing helps me stay the course.

PAPA’S WORLD

WHERE FRIENDS MEET FAMILY

Surviving the WIDOW MAKER one year later – through HEALTH & NUTRITION !

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Exactly one year ago today , at 11:30 AM. The call went into the Fire & Rescue !  My co-worker had come out into the warehouse and found me sitting at my desk and asked me if I was okay ? To which I replied “NO” ! I told him to make the call , and then he brought me two baby aspirin.

( This was written over five years ago – in a few months – I will celebrate five years since this was written. Today – I am still here – and my story continues – staying the course – still taking  Juice Plus – and still living – )

You see , I had struggled all morning with what I thought was shoulder pain caused by over exertion. The pain would come and go. For four and one half hours this happened! I actually got sick twice going into the men’s room to vomit – but nothing happened. And I would feel okay after that. It wasn’t until I broke into a cold sweat and my arm started to feel like it was in a vice that I KNEW!

I WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK !  The ambulance came – and I actually stood up and placed myself on the stretcher. As they wheeled me outside – the only thought I had , was make it stop hurting – my arm was KILLING me no pun intended!

Once inside with the doors open and it just being above freezing – off came my jacket and shirts. They tried to run the EKG! It would not work – they took my pressure – it was high and climbing! Again , the EKG! Not working. They put a port in my left arm and for the third time – tried the EKG! Not working. I listened to them talking – “NO – WE ARE NOT GOING TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL – WE HAVE TO GET HIM TO THE HEART CENTER!!!”

Off we went – sirens on – lights flashing – and then they tried one more time – EKG – IT WORKED !!  It showed I was having a heart attack – not your ordinary one – but one that is known as “THE WIDOW MAKER!”  I believe GOD was watching over me – the EKG did not work three straight times and after they decided to by pass three other hospitals – to go to the best Heart Unit in the city – well , when we started and then it worked – I really believe it was in God’s hands.

It was a 30 minute drive – and all the way there they were monitoring me – that is when they got out the electrical shock pads. I asked them why ??  Your blood pressure just spiked! How high I asked ??   280 over 180 as they punctured my right wrist to put the second port in and blood splattered out !

We arrived – the artery was 100 % blocked by a blood clot !  It was just as you see on TV. Doors flung open – shouting of get out of the way – through the doors and down the hall running at full speed. They were waiting all dressed up in their surgery gowns.

Off came my remaining clothes – I was being prepped My arm hurt – and then – it seemed like only minutes – the pain went away and a face appeared over me looking down . How are you feeling he asked?  I actually felt normal , no pain , nothing ! So I told him that and he said they had just inserted a stent !      And I never even felt it !        I had survived !

There are three reasons in my mind of why I survived that day . The first and foremost is the life style change my wife installed nine years before. We had actually switched our diets to health & nutrition – doing away with  the fast food – sodas –  milk – and most dairy & meat – preservatives &  dyes – and just generally staying the course.     And then we added a supplement called JUICE PLUS of over 30 different fruits – veggies – berries and two grains – that I have faithfully taken for nine years.

Second is the fast response of my co-workers – one in particular who made the call and brought me the aspirin. Those that stood by and with me during the wait – holding my hand – talking to me!

And third – I believe that God was watching over me – that EKG not working and their  taking me to the best place I could be – the heart cardio unit in Fairfax. And then the EKG started working as soon as we pulled out and headed to the unit.

I survived THE WIDOW MAKER and am her to tell about it. The change of lifestyle and the supplements were my insurance – I am sure that had I not done this – it would of been a no brainer – I WOULDN’T BE HERE! So , last week , we attended a conference for THE JUICE PLUS COMPANY in Memphis Tenn.

I celebrated  being alive there , and know with out the change in lifestyle – I would not be writing this today !

                 SURVIVING THE WIDOW MAKER ONE YEAR LATER – THROUGH HEALTH AND NUTRITION !

Surviving the Widow Maker – almost six years – later – #livinglifetotheplus for more info go to http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

I hope this helps someone out there –  #homeagain