If you want to garden but have no space to plant, you can "grow up" by using what's called a Tower Garden.
California-based Juice Plus+ invented the system in which you grow plants in a vertical structure that has a 2.5'-x-2.5' footprint. The plants do not grow in soil. Instead, a 20-gallon reservoir, set to a timer, pumps water to the top of the tower so that it dribbles over the plant's exposed roots.
A tower that can accomodate 20 plants will cost about $500. You can order through Heidi's Lifestyle Gardens. Heidi Heiland says the cost covers all the supplies you need to run the garden.
September 7. 2012
For more information, Heidi's Lifestyle Gardens has prepared the following article on the Tower Garden:
Small Space Gardening
The Tower Garden® by Juice Plus+®
If you’re short on space, short on time, or short on gardening expertise, you can still easily grow your own nutritious veggies and herbs or fabulous flowers with the Tower Garden!
The Tower Garden is a compact, state-of-the-art vertical growing system designed to grow up to 20 plants in a 2.5’ x 2.5’ area. Perfect for sunny spaces on rooftops, patios, balconies, or terraces, no gardening experience is necessary to have great success growing your own vine-ripened produce right outside your back door.
The Tower Garden uses a growing process called aeroponics, considered a technical leap forward from hydroponic growing methods. Aeroponics uses both air and water to produce more colorful, better tasting and incredibly nutritious fruits and vegetables. Plants grown in this air or mist environment, without the use of soil, use less than 10% of the land and water used by traditional, soil-based agriculture. No soil means no weeding, tilling or getting dirty!
Plants grow fast in the Tower Garden because it uses an all-natural, earth-based mineral solution to promote rapid growth. World experts in plant and human nutrition developed this solution, called Tower Tonic®.
Taking less than an hour to set up, and with its rapid growing cycle, the Tower Garden is a great way to get the kids involved in gardening! Expect to spend more time harvesting than tending to your garden!
The Tower Garden growing system comes with everything you need to start growing, including:
· Tower Garden vertical aeroponic garden
· Seeds for growing gourmet lettuce, cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, basil and cucumber
· Seed starter ‘Enviro-Dome’
· 20 rock fiber seed starter plugs and net pots
· Pump, timer and drain tube
· Tower Tonic® plant food
· pH test kit and 1 bottle each of pH+ and pH-
· 100 ml measuring cup
For more information, and to acquire a Tower Garden:
Call Heidi @ 763.475.4960, or write: Info@BloomOnMN.com
Juice Plus+, JuicePlus.com, Tower Garden, and TowerGarden.com are registered trademarks of NSA.