Archives for June 2013

Stone Planters Update


Here are a few shots of my stone planters. I need to do some weeding, but I enjoyed a beet with dinner last night and peas are starting to come in now.

Tower Garden Week 5


We have finally had some really great growing weather at the end of May with a few days in the 90’s. We’ve enjoyed several salads and sautéed mixed greens. One of the pictures in the gallery shows the recent pickings as we prepared a salad.

The Tower Garden is really very simple and extremely low maintenance. I have a traditional garden as well (which I’ll post some pictures soon) that requires much more work and if you don’t do the work, the weeds and bugs will overtake it. Lettuce in my raised beds has been ravaged by slugs and other bugs. So far I have had very little problems with bugs in the Tower Garden.

Another advantage over a traditional earth based garden is that the vegetables are so much cleaner. There is very little washing and prep that is required.

If you enjoy gardening and growing, the Tower Garden is one way to enjoy it more and produce better crops with less maintenance.

Tower Garden Week 4


After some cool damp weather, we are finally starting to get a few days that are warm. I’ve had one salad and I’ll be eating more real soon now.

One mistake I made was planting the seedlings too soon. A few did not have a good root structure in place and I think that’s very important before transferring to the tower. I have one tomato plant that has been struggling and the basil just hasn’t got off the ground. Some is due to the cold weather, but those few plants were just to small when I put them in.