I LOVE my Tower Garden! It’s pretty much the easiest way to grow food ever created, and even I have success! I’ll be honest, I couldn’t keep a plant alive if my life depended on it. Trust me, I tried. We attempted a vegetable garden every spring for 3 years before I broke down and ordered my Tower Garden. In my first season, I had so many cucumbers I had to make pickles. I had to give tomatoes away. There was so much kale I could hardly use it up with my 1-2 smoothies a day. Guys. It was LEGIT. My second season wasn’t much different, except I got more ballsy with what we planted. And this year (my third) has been one of the most impressive yet. Despite the ridiculous heat, my plants are still growing. And get this… I’m growing MELONS this year!
Wait, what is it exactly?
I’ll be honest, there is a GREAT blog all about Tower Gardens on the official site. I am also not nearly as eloquent when describing this craft of genius, so I will happily send you here to learn the details. For those of you who don’t want to click, I’ll just go with this: A Tower Garden is a hydroponic garden that even an idiot like me can manage.
7 reasons I choose to Tower Garden
Tower Gardens are easy to obtain
You know how you go on Pinterest and there’s all this cool looking stuff and you’re like ‘ I WANT TO DO THAT!” and then you spend 17 years running between Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Hell, and the grocery store only to get home and find out you didn’t buy the leather pants required for step 109? Yeah, a Tower Garden LOOKS like it requires the blood of your firstborn to find, but in reality, it’s an online order that gets delivered to your front door.
Let me say that a different way: It’s a full GARDEN that gets DELIVERED to your FRONT DOOR. Boom. And accessories or things you need to reorder? No running around. They’re all on the site too.
Tower Gardens are easy to assemble
I mean it’s easy to put together, easy to move, easy to store, easy to clean…. you name it. Not to mention the actual GARDENING part because that’s insanely easy to too. When you buy one you receive everything you need to start your garden right away. I put mine together with my then 3-year-old. Then the 3 and 5-year-old both helped me with the seeds. Nobody died, including the plants, so that should REALLY tell you something!
Think about it, no dirt, no digging, no multiple trips to the store, no prolonged manual labor. It shows up at your house, you put it together, you add water, nutrients, and the seedlings and then you stand back an admire your badassery.
Tower Gardens ALMOST take care of themselves
Once you have it set up all you need to do is add water and nutrients from time to time. Maybe prune a plant when it tries to Little Shop of Horrors you (Because they will. They get HUGE!). The most crucial part you have to do though… eat the food you grow.
Sure, I like to go out there and baby mine a bit. I prune, add water/ nutrients, sing to it a little, and check for bugs. All in all, I spend about an hour a week with my FULL FREAKIN’ GARDEN.
A Tower Garden can grow almost anything
Basically anything except root vegetables. However, I’ve seen people even do THAT. Vining plants especially seem to looooove this thing. You can always grow flowers in it too if you wanted to!
A Tower Garden is fun an interactive
These thingamajigs make great teaching aids. There is a whole movement bringing them into classrooms to get kids excited about growing food and eating healthy. I can speak personally for my own kids that they are about 2396x more likely to try something if I tell them it came from or is made with something that came from our garden.
They also like to go out and look at it, turn it around, feel the leaves on the plants, etc. It’s a constant topic of conversation during the outdoor growing season. Over the past 3 years, my oldest son has developed a new habit of going outside ‘for a snack’ too. He helps himself to lettuce leaves, tomatoes, and kale. Just because he can!
A Tower Garden can be used inside
Yep, you can grow food INSIDE if you want to. With the nifty grow lights, you can have fresh greens, herbs, sprouts, etc. all year long. If you haven’t caught on yet, growing veggies at home means they aren’t sprayed with all the stuff we hear about on the
fearmongerer TV. So imagine a fresh salad. In December. That you grew yourself. The future is here people!
A Tower Garden is crazy versatile
People do some really fun things with their gardens. Custom cages, auto refilling reservoirs, makeshift tiny greenhouses… it’s pretty cool! In the future, I anticipate that I will be one of those nerds, but for now, I just use it as-is and grow the basics. And guess what? IT’S AWESOME!
A Tower Garden is a key piece of the puzzle
My puzzle of trying to live as healthy and balanced a life as possible that is! I’ll be honest, as much as I want to be a health guru who never drinks diet soda… I’m not. I’m a normal person, trying to raise decent kids, and have fun while I am actually LIVING my life.
By having fun with Medusa (yes I named my Tower Garden), taking Juice Plus, and attempting to be fit, I am doing ENOUGH. After all, life isn’t really healthy unless you love living it too, right? So get yourself a Tower Garden, give it a silly name, and get growin’ people!
While you’re waiting for the delivery man, come watch me be a weirdo and laugh at my shenanigans on my Facebook Page! Oh, I do random Tower Garden updates too.