We have our first cold front approaching us this weekend. It looks like it’s going to drop the day time temperatures by about 10 degrees and the night time low will hit the 50s for the first time since April or May! Fall is finally here, well almost!
Strawberries have made the EWGs Dirty Dozen list for at least 5 years and this year they topped the list! Yes, those bright red, sweet treats have been found to contain more pesticides than any other fruit or vegetable they tested!
But why should you be worried?
From the EWG website – Pesticides are toxic by design. They are created expressly to kill living organisms — insects, plants and fungi that are considered “pests.” Many pesticides pose health dangers to people. These risks have been confirmed by independent research scientists and physicians across the world.
As acknowledged by U.S. and international government agencies, different pesticides have been linked to a variety of health problems, including:
- brain and nervous system toxicity
- hormone disruption
- skin, eye and lung irritation
Organic strawberries can be down right expensive too! Who can afford to buy these at the rate my family eats them?
With that said, what could be better than growing your own, delicious, juicy, nutritious, sweet, pesticide free strawberries at home in your Tower Garden? You’ll save money and do your bit for the environment!
What’s your favorite thing to do with strawberries? Make a smoothie?
Maybe you like to make jams or jellies.
Or maybe you just like eating them fresh!
How ever you like to enjoy them, head on over to www.livingtowerseedlings.com to order them. In recent years we have sold out near the end of April but when they are gone, they are gone! Unfortunately we are unable to hold on to any to ship at a later date. Orders are shipped soon after they are placed.
It’s, quite possibly, my favorite time of year to grow Towers in Florida. It’s not too hot to be outside, it’s not too cold that I have to worry about a frost. Bugs start to diminish, and crops just flourish! One crop in particular loves the cooler nights that we start to see in October. STRAWBERRIES! That means our strawberry seedlings will soon be ready.
Unfortunately, things come up, and we are unable to ship seedlings this coming Wednesday. To ENSURE DELIVERY THIS WEEK please order before 5pm ET SUNDAY August 7.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope you understand.
The plants may love the long summer days, but it can be a bit tough on us! We will be changing over to our Summer opening hours at the greenhouse, effective June 30th. Of course seedlings can be ordered online and shipped anywhere in the lower 48. Order at www.livingtowerseedlings.com
The Tower Garden website has always looked very swish, but it’s had a face lift and now looks even better! It’s got a sleek, clean fresh feel about it, but best of all, it’s mobile friendly! I mean, who doesn’t have some kind of mobile device nowadays?
We exhibit the Towers at many many events all year long. We often see the same people at each of these events (I rarely forget a face) and a response I get from some of these familiar faces is “we’ve been looking into these for some time”.
So that got me thinking. How long (or how quickly) does it take one to decide that they are going to purchase a Tower Garden?
You know what it’s like. You setup your Tower Garden, you file your Growing Guide in that super safe place. You know the one. The one that is so safe it won’t be found again until you move house. You can always download the current Growing Guide from the Tower Garden website but there are a lot of pages and you don’t want it to get wet!