Tower Garden® – School and Home Gardens!
What is it?
Watch this quick video for an overview:
How does it work?
Unlike hydroponics, aeroponics uses no growing medium. Water and nutrients are continuously cycling through the Tower, showering the plants’ roots.
- Set up
Tower Garden® comes with everything you need to start growing, including a seed starter kit and a specially formulated plant food called Tower Tonic™. It takes no more than 20-25 minutes to assemble, following step-by-step instructions.
You’ll start seedlings using the seed starter kit. Depending on what you’re growing, you’ll transport the seedlings into your Tower Garden® approximately 1-3 weeks later.
When your produce is ripe, just cut it off the Tower and enjoy—fresh, nutritious produce for your classroom or family!
What can I grow?
Tower Garden® is versatile enough to grow almost any fruit or vegetable that doesn’t grow on a tree (such as apples) or in the soil (like potatoes)—as well as a variety of herbs and flowers. Here is a very partial list.
Fruits and Vegetables
Beans, such as lima, bush, pole, shell, fava, and green beans, broccoli, chard, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, peas, squash, strawberries and tomatoes
Herbs and Flowers
Basil, cilantro, lavender, lemon grass, mint, oregano, parsley (leafy), rosemary, marigolds, sunflowers
The Tower Garden Is:
- Efficient: Grows 20 plants in just 2.5 feet by 2.5 feet of space
- Eco-friendly: Uses 1/10th of the water and land required by traditional growing
- Easy: Easy to assemble, no weeding, tilling or kneeling
- Cost-effective: Lasts a lifetime and easily pays for itself—typically in about 2 years
- Safe: Made from USDA-approved, UV-stabilized food-grade plastic
Want to learn more about how you can get one in your school?
Watch this fantastic, inspiring video:
Stephen Ritz Teaching by Nurturing Minds & Gardens/Office Depot