This past weekend I went to an Earthday event at one of the local high schools near me. I saw a lot of great booths, and met many people sharing their knowledge of living green. I met someone there that I wanted to introduce to you, because she had on display an absolutely fantastic hydroponic growing tower that makes growing your own veggies really fun. The Tower Gardens have been featured in the May 2014 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine!
Now, I’ve seen these in magazines, and I’ve actually tried to make one myself with some DIY instructions, which left me frustrated, so when I saw this system, how simple, how well thought out, and how easy, I wanted to know more and I asked Angela to write a guest blog post for me about the Tower Garden…so I’ll let her take it from here…and if you find yourself wanting one as much as I do, you can find her contact info at the end of the article. Thanks Angela for sharing this guest post and all the great pictures of your Tower Garden! -Mary
From Angela: Here I am- the woman with the black thumb that hates yard work. I am the perfect city dweller… or a least a condo/villa owner who pays a maintenance fee to have the property manage my weeds and seeds. Who knew I would care about and love gardening and growing my own food! I have no time, I have no flat space in my yard for this endeavor and I have no patience.
How did I become an avid gardener? I was introduced to aeroponics when my company teamed up with one of the top horticulturists in the country who ran Disney’s LAND. I was told I am to know, share and experience gardening. “Yeah, right”, I said. “I will only share this if I don’t fail at it”. If I can get anything to grow then I know it is good. As you can see, after 2 years of doing this, I am successful! It is so user-friendly, earth-friendly, and responds to the sustainability issue on an individual level.
I love this Tower Garden because the upkeep is minimal and the harvesting is plenty. I love that it takes up no space at all, you can rotate crops in a matter of minutes, and I don’t have to remember to water anything. You can grow all year round as well with some wonderful grow lights that hook onto the tomato cage.
Have you ever said, “I would love to have a garden BUT”…..?
This thing will overcome almost any reason for a person to not be able to garden. Sustainability and ego-friendly solutions on an individual level.
Who wants to garden with me!
Angela Meier-Tower Garden