Water, Water, Everywhere

Boy at play.
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Water is vital to the success of gardens, because it is vital to the continuation of all life on the planet. Nothing grows without water. Nothing thrives without water. Living organisms require adequate water, which means water of both sufficient quantity and quality. As global resources dwindle, it’s important to acknowledge that careful use and […]

Casters on the GT2: Supporters Have Great Solutions

Garden Tower 2™ caster ideas
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UPDATE: We now offer casters for the Garden Tower 2™. The Garden Tower 2™ has been getting rave reviews! In February we changed the plastic formulation to eliminate the possibility of cold temperature-related shipping damages from heavy impacts during transport. We’ve learned that the HDPE plastic formulation we switched to has too much stretch and […]

Garden Tower Project Receives International Design Award for Garden Tower® 2

IDA 14 Bronze
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We Received a Design Award! Garden Tower Project received international recognition from International Design Awards, held in Los Angeles earlier this month. The newly-released Garden Tower 2™ earned third place in the “Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation” category. Garden Tower Project’s newest creation was selected for its achievements in design, creativity, usability, and innovation in a competition […]

Make a Sweet Deal With Honeybees

Honeybee on lavender
Garden Tower Project

Every day, honeybees face many challenges. A small garden plot or container garden tailored to suit their needs is a great opportunity to not only support your community’s native pollinators, but increase your harvests as well. When you keep bees, you learn that bees like many of the same things you do! What’s Up With […]

Key Strategies to Keep Your Seeds on Track

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Spring has sprung and its high time for seedlings to be in their trays. Will they sprout? Are they planted too early? Too late? Are there enough? Too many? When do they need water? When should they be transplanted? Where should the seeds come from? What to Plant Plant what you like to eat! Plant […]

Everything You Need to Know About GMO Laws: November Update

OCA
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–  We highly recommend the Organic Consumers Association as a state by state Organic/Non-GMO seed buying resource: –  Become more informed about GMOs and how to purchase Non-GMO foods and products at the Non-GMO Project: – See more at: https://www.gardentowerproject.com/resources/seed-and-plants/seeds#sthash.TLsVr0I2.dpuf –  We highly recommend the Organic Consumers Association as a state by state Organic/Non-GMO seed […]

The $5 Breezeway Grow Room

$5 breezeway greenhouse
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So it’s not much, and I apologize for the subpar photos, but the concept is simple, cheap, and functional and I thought I would share it!  We have an uninsulated breezeway between the garage and our 1940’s house (Indiana) that happens to have south-facing windows, so we put it to use and moved our two […]

Caster Wheel Upgrade on Garden Towers v. 1.x

Construction of Garden Tower
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UPDATE: We now offer casters as an official Garden Tower Project product for Garden Tower 2.  The following instructions are for our previous versions with wooden legs. “About once per week a suggestion or request for wheeled Garden Towers is heard from a customer or fan; the Garden Tower Project does not offer the option […]

Tower of Love

Chocolate Strawberry
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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! We wanted to honor this occasion to start a series of posts on “themed towers”. Last week, someone suggested an Aphrodisiac Tower, and the timing couldn’t have been better. So, we pulled together some information about various plants that are easily grown in the Garden Tower 2™, which may also improve […]

Companion Planting Reference Guide: How and Why

Companion Planting Guide Resource Page
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Companion Planting Reference Guide: Why and How?   Companion planting allows you to select plants that benefit each other in a number of different ways; moreover, many common garden plants have allelopathic effects which means they can slow the growth of certain types of neighboring plants!  The composting vertical Garden Tower is the definition of […]