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Anyone else growing in a Tower Garden?

DominicaDominica Posts: 42
edited September 2018 in Growing Food
I am intrigued but it looks a little pricey to me.   I would like a way to grow my salad greens inside during the winter in a compact space.  I've been using flower pots in my south facing windows.  Right now I am debating how much I can bring in.  My husband frowns if I put any in the big double window in the family room.  The utility room already has green onions in it.  That leaves the kitchen and the sliding glass door in the dining room.  I really need more room for my herbs.

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  • alindsay22alindsay22 Posts: 127 ✭✭✭
    edited September 2018
    Very pretty and interesting - thanks for the idea of growing up - this is something that might help keep my chickens out, but I think I will stick with a soil version.  What is the difference between aeroponics and hydroponics?   I guess my other thing with growing in water is that I've always held the idea that the nutrients are in the soil.  What kind of plant food do you use?  Great pictures!
  • DominicaDominica Posts: 42
    edited September 2018
    I agree, Cherlynn about it being pricey! I wanted to grow as much food as possible as quickly as I could, so that's why I decided to invest in these towers. I know these towers can be brought indoors and you can attach grow lights to keep herbs and greens going during the winter, but I haven't tried that yet. :-)
  • DominicaDominica Posts: 42
    edited September 2018
    Thanks, alindsay22. My understanding is that aeroponics is a form of hydroponics, but they differ in that with aeroponics, the roots are not submerged in water continuously. In the TG, the plant roots are suspended in the air and then every 15 minutes, a pump drives oxygen, water and a nutrient-rich solution over the roots.

    As for plant food, the TG has its own mineral blend tonic that is specifically adapted to the aeroponics environment. These tonics are made up of an ionic blend of minerals from the earth and sea. So every other watering, I'll mix the minerals in water and then add it to the base of the tower to feed all the plants.
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