Category Archives: Garden Tower

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 […]

Five Easy-to-Grow Mosquito Repelling Plants

Citronella
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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 […]

Extended Season, Cold Climate Vegetable Growing with a Garden Tower

Garden Tower Daily Temperature Stability
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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

Beautiful garden tower
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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

Garden Tower Diagram
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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 […]

Composting Worm Selection for Vermicomposting in the Garden Tower 2™

Red Wiggler Composting Worms Garden Tower
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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: – […]