Author Archives: Kristi Armes

Harvest and Save Your Own Seeds

ASA Seed Saving Guide
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Kristi Armes

Harvest and Save Your Own Seeds Turn this year’s garden into next year’s crop of free plants by harvesting your own seeds.… Source & Author: American Seed Alliance   Whether it’s a top-performing tomato or a particularly fragrant flower, seed saving is an easy and fun way to share seeds, continue a planting tradition, or […]

Five Easy-to-Grow Mosquito Repelling Plants

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Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Kristi Armes

This information came from eartheasy: Solutions for Sustainable Living. Before reaching for the chemical sprays, try planting these easy-to-grow plants which have natural mosquito-repelling properties… As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes. With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining […]

9 Food Cures You Can Grow at Home

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Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Kristi Armes

9 Food Cures You Can Grow at Home Put your green thumb to work growing a first-aid kit that will keep you healthy all summer. By Jeff Csatari and Nikki Werner Source: organicgardening.com Why burn a quarter-tank of gas running out to the drugstore for Pepto when you can pluck some relief from your window […]

Extended Season, Cold Climate Vegetable Growing with a Garden Tower

Garden Tower Daily Temperature Stability
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Kristi Armes

Extended Season Growing:  How to get the most out of a Garden Tower! The design of the Garden Tower allows soil temperatures to stay productive even in cooler climates for extended growing seasons.  The soil in the Garden Tower warms up earlier than conventional gardens and the high volume of soil present can effectively maintain […]

Original Garden Tower Story

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Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Kristi Armes

The Garden Tower Story, by Colin Cudmore I’ve been concerned for years about environmental and sustainability issues.  But it was not until my green-thumbed mom dragged me to a lecture at Indiana University by Will Allen that I really woke up to the nature of the food crisis in our world and the ways people […]

Worm Tea Fertilizer Feeds the System

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Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Kristi Armes

Worm Tea Fertilizer Feeds the System As water is poured on the top to feed the plants, some of the water seeps through the holes running down the length of the compost tube. As this water seeps through the compost tube it absorbs nutrients from the castings and the compost, directly feeding the plant roots […]

Assembly and Basic Garden Tower 2 Instructions and Use

Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Kristi Armes

Garden Tower 2 Instructions:   View or download: https://www.gardentowerproject.com/images/gardentower_instructions.pdf   Garden Tower 1:   Assembly & Basic Instructions: (Print or save these directions) With just a little care, your Garden Tower will provide you years of abundant vegetables, flowers, and herbs.  Here are some suggestions to help you get the most out of your Tower.  […]

Composting Worm Selection for Vermicomposting in the Garden Tower 2™

Red Wiggler Composting Worms Garden Tower
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Kristi Armes

The Garden Tower system is in many ways worm powered. Worms are the essential component which allow the Tower to provide for the demands of the high rate of plant production. Worms should be added to the Garden Tower during the setup process. Basic worm selection criteria we recommend for the Garden Tower are: – […]