Tower Gardens

Home grown cucumber
Homegrown tomatoes

Have you ever attempted to grow anything in Florida? If you have, you know it’s really mission impossible unless you are a Florida Master Gardener who knows exactly what to do, when to do it and why you’re doing it.   In sunny Florida the moon,  stars and planets must all be perfectly aligned in order to reap the perfect crop!

My personal experience with gardening has always been futile.  Just keeping St. Augustine grass green and bug free takes a miracle from St. Augustine himself as my HOA violation letters will attest to quarterly.   Spending money on organic seeds to plant was useless and often quite costly.

So with a strong desire to grow beyond organic food without the dirt digging, messy compose or the sweltering Florida heat while keeping my French manicure intact brought me to the realization that a Tower Garden for Aeroponic gardening was well worth a try!    Armed with an informative two hour seminar at Living Towers Farm in Eustis, Florida made the set-up of the tower a breeze.

It took less than a hour -thanks to a handyman for a  hubby and the 21 tiny seedlings eager and ready to sprout from each little rock wool socket.   With the addition of 20 gallons of water, nutrients for PH balance and plenty of free Florida Sunshine 🌞  the Tower Garden  was ready to grow a variety of veggies either indoor or out.

Tiny organic seedlings of pure, healthy goodness in the white vertical tower included multiples of:  Boston Bibb, cucumber, tomatoes, red peppers, sugar snap peas, parsley, cilantro, spearmint, mint, chives, kale and lavender.  All making our mouths water just thinking about all the new recipes we’d try.

Home grown cilantro
Boston Bibb a favorite

The thirty day countdown to on-demand fresh produce at our fingertips without the Publix or Whole Foods Market prices made this a really exciting venture.   Homegrown food without pesticides and ripen to peak perfection never tasted better!  Tim Blanks the founder of Tower Gardens was on to something when he took his concept from Epcot  to mainstream homes.   He probably knew that aeroponic gardening is a cheaper form of therapy than retail therapy.   As for me, happiness is growing my own beyond organic food at a fraction of the price I’d pay at stores especially since it taste so much better.   Have you ever attempted to grow your own food?   A Tower Garden may be a perfect fit for you too!

Happy Growing,

Fitbela

“We may think we are nurturing our garden, but it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.”    Jenny Uglow

 

 

 

 

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