Have you ever heard of a Tower Garden? This is my 5th summer growing beautiful veggies and herbs vertically! It’s a beautiful thing! Literally! If you have ever wanted to know just what a Tower Garden is and how they grow plants I can show you!
A Tower Garden is a wonderful way to enjoy veggies, herbs, and flowers when you don’t have the space for a garden or don’t want the commitment of a traditional garden.
We brought the tower garden to the Tanglewood house, but we have not set it up yet. Thank goodness for the Tower garden because I can enjoy fresh produce right from our patio!
We’ve been enjoying our Tower Garden for 5 years! I thought you might like to see more about this amazing way to garden and how we used it when we first got it.
WHAT IS A TOWER GARDEN
A Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic (growing plants in an air and mist environment) garden that grows 30 percent more plants 30 percent faster with 98 percent less water!
It’s perfect for indoor or outdoor use and it fits nicely into smaller spaces.
HOW DO PLANTS GROW
The veggies grow in pods without soil and are watered with a nutrient rich tonic as the water in the base goes up through the tower and drips down on to the little roots feeding them and the plant. LOVE the sound of the trickling water!
It was so much fun to see how quickly our plants grew! In less than 3 weeks we were harvesting most of our herbs and veggies!
Look at the yellow zucchini flower that will soon be a ripe zucchini ready for harvesting!
ASSEMBLING A TOWER GARDEN
Bobby and I (and when I say “Bobby and I”… I mean Bobby) put the Tower Garden together in about 20 minutes.
I know, isn’t he so cute? Yes, yes he is!!!! Be still my heart!
I snapped the little pods, that hold the plants, in the tower! Easy-peasy!
WHAT’S GROWIN IN MY GARDEN
The Tower Garden came with everything I needed to get started.
I ordered seeding when I first started planting my Tower Garden but once I got used to how easy the Tower Garden is to plant I ordered seeds and seed pods.
Here are the baby plants…
I can cut the veggies and they will grow back because I’m not taking the roots along with the veggies. Just think, garden leaf lettuce in July and August! This little garden is a wonder!
When it’s gets too cold for the plants to be outdoors I’m bringing the whole thing inside so I can grow herbs, veggies and flowers all winter! Flowers like marigolds and petunias and phlox and even sunflowers all winter long!!! How cool is that?
The lettuce ready to be harvested! I’m thinking about using the dill and parsley in the tower to make a yummy GREEN GODDESS dressing to toss with the lettuce!
I have a bottom pod ready for a CANTALOUPE!!! Can you believe it? Cantaloupe!!!!
I also have a tomato cage accessory to put on the Tower Garden so that all the veggies can be stabilized and hang from it! They won’t last long though, the Tower Garden is right outside my back door so I can grab the veggies and herbs I need and then back into my kitchen to prepare them! Very convenient!
Here are my favorite veggies, flowers and herbs to grow…
- dill (it’s so hard to grow in the garden or pots)
All of this on one tower!
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A big hug and thank you to my daughter-in-law Abby and Gwen Wang for sponsoring this yummy and fun post!!! I love this Tower Garden and am very excited about having one and all the opinions are 100% mine!