April Tower Garden Workshop

We’ve announced details of our April Tower Garden Workshop.  To learn more click here… More »

Study shows higher yield on Tower Garden crops

If I’m honest, I knew this all along, and so did every other Tower Garden owner I have ever met.  But now it has been proven by a study completed at the More »

Can you spot a ladybug egg or larvae?

There are many beneficial insects out there. If you find praying mantis, spiders, parasitic wasp, lacewing larvae, ladybugs or ladybug larvae in your garden, let them be. They are all assuming the More »

 

There’s an app for that!

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It seems like there is an app for EVERYTHING nowadays. One of the biggest problems people face when they first start out is identifying plants.  Come on, we’ve all done it.  You start your seedlings, mark them (if you remember) and then the tags grow legs and do a runner.  Identifying pests or diseases can also be another common problem.  Well worry no more!  Garden Compass to the rescue!  Best of all, it’s FREE!
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If you have a plant, pest or disease you need identified…look no further. The Garden Compass Plant and Disease Identifier app allows you to take a photo and submit it to our team of expert horticultural garden advisors who will identify it for you, as well as provide you with specific product recommendations to resolve any problems you may have. As your photo passes up the queue you will be kept informed as to its progress.Unfortunately it is only available on iPhone right now.

Are there any mobile apps you use in the garden?

April Tower Garden Workshop

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We’ve announced details of our April Tower Garden Workshop.  To learn more click here…

Inexpensive Filter for City Water

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Many municipalities are now switching from free chlorine to chloramine as a water disinfectant as it does not dissipate as rapidly as free chlorine. This poses a problem when you are wanting to use your water in a vegetable garden.  Camco have made it a little easier for us to remove both Chlorine and Chloramine from our water with a simple GardenPURE Carbon Water Filter.  The filter attaches to the end of the hose and will filter approximately 1000 gallons of water before you need to replace it.

Study shows higher yield on Tower Garden crops

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If I’m honest, I knew this all along, and so did every other Tower Garden owner I have ever met.  But now it has been proven by a study completed at the University of Mississippi. They found that on average plants grown in a Tower Garden had 30% higher yield, some as high as 65%!  They also contained comparable, if not higher, levels of antioxidants.

Can you spot a ladybug egg or larvae?

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There are many beneficial insects out there. If you find praying mantis, spiders, parasitic wasp, lacewing larvae, ladybugs or ladybug larvae in your garden, let them be. They are all assuming the role of “live biological control”. People are most familiar with ladybugs but would you recognize their eggs or larvae?

How to End Bug Problems ORGANICALLY

Chemical pesticides are not only toxic to humans and animals, they also kill ALL bugs.  The good and the bad.  So how do you keep the bad guys away without harming the good guys?

The following video incorporates an interview with Scott Meyer, the editor of Organic Gardening Magazine. His insights can help you figure out a “plan of attack” for your pest problems!

What do you do to keep the bugs at bay?

Essential Oils for Pest control

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Pests are never fun to have around, and using dangerous pest control chemicals can be even less fun. But have no fear, essential oils are great for repelling pests (without harming them) and are much safer to have around the family than other kinds of pest control. Check out our customized pest control recommendations below to deter the pests that are bugging you the most.

March Tower Garden Workshop

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We’ve announced details of our March Tower Garden Workshop.  To learn more click here…

DOLE Bagged Salad Recall

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Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling some of its bagged salads sold in 15 states and three Canadian provinces due to potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced.

Read full article at Huffington Post

 

February Tower Garden Workshop

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So we’ve announced details of our February Tower Garden Workshop.  To learn more click here…

We hope to see you there!  If you are not yet growing a Tower Garden, now is the perfect time to start.