I love my tower garden! I grew tomatoes, peppers and basil. It was so awesome being able to walk out to my tower garden and grab a tomato and some basil for dinner. I have just set up my own tower garden inside and at the bottom of this post you can see the animation of the process. I’m growing mostly lettuce, spring mix and arugula, but I also planted one tomato plant and one eggplant, just to see how they do indoors. You can of course grow your own seedlings from seeds, but there are also greenhouses that produce specifically for the tower gardens.
This is my tower garden when it was nearly taking over the yard, because I didn’t prune my tomato plants!
I got to meet Tim Blank at our semi-annual conference in St. Louis in October. He invented the tower garden.
I absolutely recommend a tower garden if you live somewhere that doesn’t have a yard big enough for growing your own food, if you can’t get down and plant or weed or prepare the ground for vegetables, or if you just want fresh fruit and vegetables year round. The initial investment may seem like a lot, but when you think of what you get for that investment, I think you’ll agree that it’s totally worth it!
Below is a picture of my tower garden all set up in my office. It really didn’t take long and it was pretty simple. The first thing I did was fill the base with water and added the minerals. Next I put everything together and put the plants in. Last I checked the pH to make sure it was between 5.5 and 6.0. As you can see by the first picture, the pH started out at 4.5, so I added some pH+ to bring it up. It took several small amounts over the next couple of days to get the pH to 5.5 which is where I like to try to keep it. This is probably the most tedious part about the whole thing, making sure the pH is right. So now, I have a beautiful tower garden in my office and it’s like having a fountain in there too, very soothing.
Please visit my website m-t4.towergarden.com to find out more information about the tower garden. Also please feel free to comment and I will answer any questions you may have.