Category Archives: Growing Tips

Tower Garden website has had a makeover!

The Tower Garden website has always looked very swish, but it’s had a face lift and now looks even better!  It’s got a sleek, clean fresh feel about it, but best of all, it’s mobile friendly! I mean, who doesn’t have some kind of mobile device nowadays?

How to Grow the Perfect Seedling

You received your Tower Garden, you started some seeds and you sit back and wait.  After 1-2 weeks you go ahead and put them in your Tower Garden, the next day they look like this!

How to Clean the Pump Filter in your Tower Garden

There’s very little maintenance involved in growing a Tower Garden.  One very important step you should perform at least once a month is to clean the filter on the pump.  It takes less than two minutes and will help prolong the life of your pump and your plants!

Keep an eye out for other how to videos.  What videos would you like to see?

The Winter Chill is here! Growing your Tower Garden in the Winter

Most of the country seemed to reach the end of Summer and spend just a few brief weeks in Fall before the Polar Vortex set in.  It’s been a little cooler than normal in Florida, but that’s nothing compared to the 50+ inches of snow northern Wisconsin received in just 4 days!

There are a number of ways you can extend your growing season and continue to receive fresh, clean, local produce  from your Tower Garden ALL WINTER LONG!

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What do you need to be a successful Tower Gardener?

Over the years we have seen all kinds of Tower Gardeners.  Some of the best Tower Gardeners are kids.  Why is that?  Because they read the instructions and do just what it says you should do.  No more, no less and they DON’T OVER THINK IT! KISS = Keep It Super Simple!

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Reducing Algae build up in and around your Tower Garden

We are often asked about Algae.  Algae is a naturally occurring organism which is a result of exposing water containing minerals to sunlight. It isn’t harmful in small amounts.

So what do you do to keep it at bay?

There’s an app for that!

It seems like there is an app for EVERYTHING nowadays. One of the biggest problems people face when they first start out is identifying plants.  Come on, we’ve all done it.  You start your seedlings, mark them (if you remember) and then the tags grow legs and do a runner.  Identifying pests or diseases can also be another common problem.  Well worry no more!  Garden Compass to the rescue!  Best of all, it’s FREE!

Inexpensive Filter for City Water

Many municipalities are now switching from free chlorine to chloramine as a water disinfectant as it does not dissipate as rapidly as free chlorine. This poses a problem when you are wanting to use your water in a vegetable garden.  Camco have made it a little easier for us to remove both Chlorine and Chloramine from our water with a simple GardenPURE Carbon Water Filter.  The filter attaches to the end of the hose and will filter approximately 1000 gallons of water before you need to replace it.

Can you spot a ladybug egg or larvae?

There are many beneficial insects out there. If you find praying mantis, spiders, parasitic wasp, lacewing larvae, ladybugs or ladybug larvae in your garden, let them be. They are all assuming the role of “live biological control”. People are most familiar with ladybugs but would you recognize their eggs or larvae?

How often and how much nutrients should I be adding?

This is another common question.  REMEMBER, the Tower Garden was designed for “Average Joe” to be able to grow nutrient dense food right outside his backdoor WITHOUT a horticultural degree or a back ground in gardening. Now lets take a look at page 10 of the Growing Guide.