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Old 09-05-2016, 01:25 AM   #1
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Default I finally have room for a veggie garden!

Hopefully, this will be successful:



It's called the "Tower Garden". If any of y'all have been through a ride called 'The Land" at Disneyworld's Epcot Center in Florida which portrays different ways of growing food around the world, you will have seen a whole section of these, only on a much bigger scale. Mine that you see here is the backyard/home-version. We just set it up yesterday. It has 20 slots for growing veggies, herbs, and/or fruit, but I only have 15 slots filled at the moment (I'm waiting on some seeds).

I bought it through my sis who has been an avid gardener all her life. She just recently became a distributor of them after having tried them out successfully over the summer here in our hot, dry climate. She said it uses so much less water than her traditional garden, and takes so much less time and effort (no weeding)......which sounds right up my alley! This works out perfectly for us, too, since our backyard has no room for a traditional, horizontal veggie garden, so we're going vertical!

So far, I have a couple of different kinds of kale, a couple of different kinds of chard, cucumber, green onions, a couple of different kinds of mint, stevia, a couple of different kinds of basil, wildfire lettuce, cilantro, rosemary, and thyme. The remaining slots are reserved for tomatoes, celery and strawberries. All certified organic/non-GMO.

You can pretty much grow anything in it except for root vegetables, and trees of course, oh- and also no grapes or corn.

We have 2 growing seasons where I live and the wee beginnings of the second one are upon us.

Anyway, I'm so excited about this space-age looking thing that I just wanted to share.


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Old 09-05-2016, 01:30 AM   #2
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Very cool IL! It reminds me of a modern version of the old clay strawberry pots. I also have major pool envy . . . wish that was in my back yard!



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That looks pretty nifty! Have fun growing your own goodies.
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Those are awesome at growing food, especially salad stuff and herbs.
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That looks like an excellent idea for folks short on space. You'll have to post updates when you get your first harvest.

Maybe I should look into that... my new backyard has pretty limited sunny area. I'm also planning on raising chickens next year so need a way to keep my Henriettas out of the beds. Your futuristic plant tower might be just the solution...

Also, thanks for reminding me of Epcot. That attraction was my favorite part when I was a kid (precursor of my adult dorkiness I guess...).
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:48 AM   #7
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Also, thanks for reminding me of Epcot. That attraction was my favorite part when I was a kid (precursor of my adult dorkiness I guess...).
Mine, too. Especially the way they grow the salad greens right there using hydroponics and those towers.
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That is so cool. So you put different veggies etc in each slot? We have a garden also but since we share the backyard with 5 other tenants is small and a lot of the plants are in huge buckets but they work well. Love going outside to pick my fresh herbs
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That looks really awesome. Please let us know how it works for you. I have no luck growing much in our yard and that might be the answer. Especially for tomatoes and zucchini. Your yard looks like it's beautiful too.
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Oh my, I.L., that is SO COOL!!! I have to admit Aeroponics is something I do not fully grasp. But it is supposed to be a very successful growing method. Do keep us posted on how it develops. And more pics, please, as the plants develop.


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