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I can’t believe how long it’s been since I added a post.  I have been so busy that I just haven’t had much time for writing lately.  Since my last post I have put my hops outside to hibernate for the winter, started up my tower garden indoors with lettuce and arugula, bought a second tower garden, had Thanksgiving, went to New York for Christmas, and harvested lettuce off my tower garden twice.  So that kind of explains why I haven’t been writing much lately.

The truth is, I’ve been really enjoying growing indoors in my tower garden.

My dream is to have a tower farm someday.  That pretty much means that I want to have a greenhouse and a bunch of tower gardens growing all kinds of vegetables and fruits! I really want to be able to teach kids about growing their own food and even teach them how to cook.  It seems like a lot of children today don’t know how to cook and have never even tried a lot of vegetables.

For now, I’m growing my lettuce, rainbow chard, arugula and attempting to grow some Valerian and Basil.  The lettuce and chard are doing the best so far, but the others are growing, just not quite at the same pace as the lettuce.  I’m learning how to keep the pH adjusted and when I need to add water and minerals.  It was awesome leaving for a week and not having to worry about my plants, they are so self sufficient!

I am loving my tower gardens and they are so relaxing too.  I have the lights set on a timer so they come on in the morning and go off in the evening.  Even though the towers are in two of the bedrooms in my house, the glow can be seen down the hall as well.  They sound like fountains when they are running and growing greens in the house is great for your air quality as well.

I will try to write more often and share what I am doing.  No New Year’s resolutions for me this year, but I will be sharing what I am doing instead in my next post!

Happy New Year!

 

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