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Preparing Your Home for Indoor Plants

Preparing Your Home for Indoor Plants

5 things I wish I could have told the builder

Plants are usually an afterthought in the initial design of a home. I was talking with a lady recently who said she doesn’t have any good places to put plants in her home. This is all too common. Many people get into a new…

How Often do You Water Your Indoor Plants?

How Often do You Water Your Indoor Plants?

We have several plants we care for in a local business. One morning a large, split leaf philodendron had a new leaf emerge that had turned yellow. I knew this had to do with watering, but didn’t know if the problem was overwatering or underwatering. The plant was in a...

How does pH Affect Your Tower Garden Plants?

How does pH Affect Your Tower Garden Plants?

pH stands for Potential Hydrogen. It's a measurement used for growing in both soil and soil-less gardening. A balanced pH for water is 7. Anything below 7 is acidic and anything above is alkaline. Most plants do best with a slightly acidic pH of 6, but anywhere...

How to Start Seeds in Rockwool

How to Start Seeds in Rockwool

Download the PDF version of Tower Garden Seed Starting Procedure. Looking for Tower Garden Curriculum or help finding Tower Garden Grants? This seed starting procedure has been adapted from a procedure shared by Joe of Level 2 Concepts. It’s a little different than...

Insects on the Tower Garden

Insects on the Tower Garden

Oh no! You’ve discovered little monsters all over your indoor Tower Garden. Before you panic, take a deep breath, and relax for a minute, it’s going to be OK. First let’s try to figure out how the insects got there before you try to eradicate them. Here’s a handy checklist.

Weekly Maintenance of the Tower Garden

Weekly Maintenance of the Tower Garden

The weekly maintenance for indoor growing is usually very consistent. The only change is that as the plants grow, they’ll use more water. A regular, outdoor watering can, that’s about 2 gallons, will work well to refill the tub.  Don’t use softened water or very hard...

Harvesting and Cleaning

Harvesting and Cleaning

Once matured, lettuces and herbs can be cut and eaten until the lettuce becomes bitter and/or bolts. It’s good to not cut more than 1/3 of the total plant at a time. I tend to harvest the full plant and wrap it in Saran Wrap for delivery. Using a paint can opener, I’ll pull up on the rockwool just a little to loosen it.

Can I Grow Tomatoes Indoors on the Tower Garden?

Can I Grow Tomatoes Indoors on the Tower Garden?

When I first started growing on a Tower Garden, I tried growing inside tomatoes that came with the Tower Garden. They were leggy (cue the “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” music here) and attracted insects. I switched to lettuce and did much better, but never...

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