My plants are wilting, what could be causing this?

There’s nothing worse than walking outside, looking at your beloved tower to see one or more plants are wilting. Well, apart from seeing your dog run across the yard with one of More »

GMO, Organic, Hybrid and Heirloom seeds. What does it all mean?

There are so many terms out there when it comes to seeds, but do you know what each of them really means? More »

There’s an app for that!

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 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 »

 

The Winter Chill is here! Growing your Tower Garden in the Winter

Most of the country seemed to reach the end of Summer and spend just a few brief weeks in Fall before the Polar Vortex set in.  It’s been a little cooler than normal in Florida, but that’s nothing compared to the 50+ inches of snow northern Wisconsin received in just 4 days!

There are a number of ways you can extend your growing season and continue to receive fresh, clean, local produce  from your Tower Garden ALL WINTER LONG!

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December Tower Garden Workshop

Our December Tower Garden Workshop will take place on December 6th from 10am – 12pm.  More information can be found below. Please register here.

Here at Living Towers we have been growing Tower Garden’s for over four years!  Are you struggling to grow in the red hot summer months? Are your crops suffering in the cold frosty nights? Are bugs bugging you? Do you know how to harvest your produce for best results? Join us at one of our monthly Tower Garden Workshops to learn all of the tips and tricks we have learnt over those years.  We’ll help you get the most from your Tower Garden.

Tower Garden Workshop at Living Towers

Tower Garden Workshop at Living Towers


The Tower Garden Workshop fee is $25 for an individual or $40 for a couple. Tower Garden Workshop fees are payable when you arrive for the workshop (cash or check only please). Slots are limited and you must RSVP to secure your space(s).  If you have purchased a Tower Garden THROUGH LIVING TOWERS your workshop is FREE! If you who decide to purchase a Tower Garden through Living Towers at the workshop, we will refund your workshop fee. We want you to know that we’re here to help you grow successfully!

Topics Covered
-Setting up a Tower Garden for success
-Choosing your crops
-Organic/non GMO seeds and sources
-Seeding to harvest, everything you need to know
-Master Gardener techniques to care for many common crops
-Mixing and maintaining nutrient minerals for your crops
-How to identify insects and pests
-Organic pest controls and how to use them
-How to grow a Tower Garden year round in Florida
-Q&A to ensure everyone leaves with all their questions answered!

We hope to see you at a Tower Garden Workshop real soon!

Please register here.

Thanksgiving Shipping Changes

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Strawberry Seedlings are now available!

The wait is over.  You can now purchase strawberry seedlings in rockwool to place in your tower or dirt garden. Visit www.livingtowerseedlings.com to learn more.

 

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November Tower Garden Workshop

Our November Tower Garden Workshop will take place on November 15th from 10am – 12pm.  More information can be found below. Please register here.

Here at Living Towers we have been growing Tower Garden’s for over four years!  Are you struggling to grow in the red hot summer months? Are your crops suffering in the cold frosty nights? Are bugs bugging you? Do you know how to harvest your produce for best results? Join us at one of our monthly Tower Garden Workshops to learn all of the tips and tricks we have learnt over those years.  We’ll help you get the most from your Tower Garden.

Tower Garden Workshop at Living Towers

Tower Garden Workshop at Living Towers

Transform Your Life, One Meal at a Time

If you are local, we have a treat in store for you!  Our very own Dr Jan Young will be sharing her knowledge on Whole Foods in a FREE event on October 9th.

YOU WILL LEARN

• 7 keys to help optimize your health, weight & longevity
• “The Ultimate Diet plan” based on age old wisdom
• How to unlock your body’s self healing power
• How to set up your foundation for wellness

OCTOBER 9th 2014

Doors 6:45pm | Start 7pm
Living Towers, 19621 Lake Lincoln Lane, Eustis FL 32736

We hope you can join us at this free event!

 

October Tower Workshop

Our October Tower Garden Workshop will take place on October 18th from 10am – 12pm.  More information can be found below. Please register here.

Here at Living Towers we have been growing Tower Garden’s for over four years!  Are you struggling to grow in the red hot summer months? Are your crops suffering in the cold frosty nights? Are bugs bugging you? Do you know how to harvest your produce for best results? Join us at one of our monthly Tower Garden Workshops to learn all of the tips and tricks we have learnt over those years.  We’ll help you get the most from your Tower Garden.

Tower Garden Workshop at Living Towers

Tower Garden Workshop at Living Towers

September Tower Garden Workshop

Our September Tower Garden Workshop will take place on September 27th from 12pm – 2pm.  More information can be found below. Please register here.

Here at Living Towers we have been growing Tower Garden’s for over four years!  Are you struggling to grow in the red hot summer months? Are your crops suffering in the cold frosty nights? Are bugs bugging you? Do you know how to harvest your produce for best results? Join us at one of our monthly Tower Garden Workshops to learn all of the tips and tricks we have learnt over those years.  We’ll help you get the most from your Tower Garden.

Tower Garden Workshop at Living Towers

Tower Garden Workshop at Living Towers

Tower Gardens are taking off!

The Chicago Department of Aviation took going green to a higher level almost three years ago.

There are 26 “aeroponic” towers in the rotunda building between terminals 2 & 3, creating a first-of-its kind urban garden at O’Hare International Airport.

The 928-square-foot garden is a joint effort between the Aviation department and HMSHost, the company that runs many of the restaurant and concessions at the airport.

The vegetables and herbs harvested from the vertically oriented, indoor garden will be served only a few feet away from where they are grown at airport restaurants like Tortas Frontera, Wicker Park Sushi & Seafood, Blackhawks and Tuscany.

“There is nothing fresher than picking it off the tower and putting it in the sandwiches and pasta and other items you will eat here,” said Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino.

Some of the first crops grown at O’Hare included habanero peppers, bibb lettuce, edible flowers, thyme, oregano and green beans. In a process similar to hydroponics, seeds are first germinated in small cubes of nutrient rich volcanic rock, then they are transferred to the eight foot-tall towers that feed them a fertilized water mixture. Some plants can mature in as little as four weeks.

“In one year we can have 13 different crops,” said Tim Blank of Future Growing LLC, the Florida-based company that designed the system.

The garden serves two functions at the airport. Not only is it providing food for the restaurants, but it is also providing a green oasis for travelers.

A glass railing surrounds the garden to discourage those travelers from doing any harvesting on their own.

O'Hare Farmers Market

O’Hare Farmers Market

Chicago O’Hare now features a Farmer’s Market – a second world’s first for O’Hare! The airport is truly representing the future of local, sustainable living. The O’Hare Farmer’s Market kiosk offers fresh herbs such as basil, cilantro, and thyme, which are all grown a level above the market in the world’s first airport aeroponic garden.

What do the terms “Aeroponic” and “Hydroponic” mean?

Nasa grows Aeroponically

“Aero” means “Air”, “Hydro” means “Water” and “ponic” means work.  Simply put it means working with air or working with water.  NASA have been growing plants aeroponically since the 90s and what did they find?  They found it was one of the most efficient ways of growing, both in terms of resources used and production.  You can read the full article here.