There are many good reasons to grow a garden, any garden. However, there are special reasons for growing an aeroponic garden. We happen to have the Tower Garden by Juice Plus. But there are other great aeroponic systems available. However, I will refer to the Tower Garden. Some of these reasons will surprise you.
1 The Tower Garden is an instant garden
Gardeners are usually not after instant things. We love slow food, homegrown and homemade. But, if you really want to start gardening and the garden is not ready, or worse, the gardening season is 3 months away, the idea of an instant garden is very appealing.
The Tower Garden is just that: a garden that you can start growing instantly no matter what time of the year it is. The Tower Garden comes with everything you need to start growing right away. All you will need to add is water. Tap water and also rain water work great.
Before you even assemble the Tower Garden, start the seeds and start growing. Since hydroponics / aeroponics do not use any soil, we do not plant seeds in soil.
The Tower Garden comes with Rockwool starter cubes and Vermiculite to cover the seeds to keep them moist, as well as seeds and a seedling starting tray. Learn more following the link: Planting a Hydroponic Garden.
2 The Tower Garden is a high quality product
The Tower Garden is made from high-quality, USDA-approved, UV-stabilized, food-grade plastic. The quality is simply amazing. The garden is easy to assemble, to clean, and it simply works.
The Tower Garden is not just a garden, it is a growing system with many helpful accessories like a plant cage and grow lights that fit onto the cage. All of this makes successful growing easy.
Tower Tonic has rich, abundant, ionic earth minerals like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, and trace minerals, like boron, chlorine, manganese, and zinc that are important for plant growth. Rich in calcium, and rich in trace minerals that are important to people.
The Tower Tonic A and B is all you will need to grow leafy greens, as well as fruit bearing plants. There is no adjustment or twisting needed. It really does work, which leads us to #3.
3 Tower Gardening is easy
The Tower Garden vertical aeroponics growing system is a healthier, easier, smarter way to grow your own fresh and nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Since there is no soil involved, there is also no weeding, no digging, and no bending over your garden. The well written out instruction manual will tell you all you need to know. However, like with any garden, I find learning by doing is best. Experience is what will make you into a great Tower Garden gardener. If you have never grown anything hydroponically, don’t worry, with the Tower Garden and Tower Tonic it really is easy. But I would not call it a no work garden. You still need to care for the plants, and some of the work will remind you more of doing dishes than gardening.
4 The Tower Garden uses little space for high yield
The Tower Garden is a vertical aeroponics growing system. Growing vertically, the Tower Garden allows you to grow up to 28 plants. That’s container gardening plus! 28 containers in less than six square feet of land. Using aeroponics and the specially formulated plant food, you can grow up to 30% more produce compared to traditional soil gardening during the same time period. This is is huge for short growing season gardeners.
5 The Tower garden is movable
Not just the Tower Garden dolly makes moving the garden easy, but you can actually carry the whole garden at any stage into a different location. Again, for short season growers it really adds up growing time. We can plant summer crops indoors without having to transplant them outdoors. We just carry out the whole garden when the weather conditions are right.
6 The Tower Garden is great for indoor gardening
The short growing season and the cool, short summers were the main reasons we got into Tower Garden gardening. We wanted to be able to grow more in a short summer, and also grow in the off season indoors all winter long. After trying to grow an indoor garden in soil, we knew we needed a better solution. Its no surprise that many commercial greenhouses grow plants hydroponically. It simply is better for indoor growing. The plants are always perfectly watered. Since there is no soil involved, it also limits the danger for bugs and mold.
7 The Tower Garden pays for itself
My first look into the Tower Garden I had the impression that the garden was to expensive. I have since totally corrected my view. A high quality, locally grown, and pesticide free lettuce costs $4 in store. We eat one like that about every day. One Tower can grow 28 lettuces in a month. Do the math, 28 x $4 = $112.
A Tower Garden growing system, with extension, cage, and grow lights delivered to your door here in Canada comes to $102.64 a month for 12 months. You will still save about $10 dollars every month comparing to store bought lettuce. And after 12 months your lettuce is basically free. If you are in the US the numbers will be different.
Lettuce is by far not the only plant we grow in the Tower Garden. See more at Growing the Tower Garden in cold climate. Our Tower Gardens are real food production machines all year round even in Zone 3.
We want to embrace and inspire people to grow more food, to grow healthy. If you want to grow a Tower Garden find a Juice Plus distributed in your area or go directly to the Tower Garden website.
If you are a DIYer, you might want to build a aeroponic tower garden, there are many attempts out there.
Grow an indoor edible garden
Hydroponics is one of the best ways to grow an indoor edible garden. Take a look at all the posts we already shared about growing food indoors, and seedlings for the summer garden.