Category Archives: Gardening

This is a category to help organize the fundamental skills and knowledge for healthy, sustainable gardening.

How To Plan A Garden Part 1: Create the Design

Garden Journal
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Lengthening daylight hours and hints of springtime signal the time to plan your garden. This Tower Power blog post is the first in a series of three to guide you in planning a successful year of gardening. We’ve crafted an infographic of the basics to get started!

Beginning Urban Gardener

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I’m from New York City and have little gardening experience. All I used to know about gardening was that if you planted a seed in the ground and watered it, something great was supposed to happen. Now, I’ve grown so much food, I’ve had enough to give away! Back in 2015, my wife and I […]

Seed Catalogs and Garden Planning to the Rescue!

seed packets
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If you live somewhere between Hardiness Zones 1-7, you may be snoring along to winter’s hibernation song right now. The colors outside are drab, the daylight hours are short, and the “nothing-like-it” taste of crisp sugar snap peas and sweet cherry tomatoes picked fresh from the garden linger somewhere off in the distance. Winter Doldrums […]

Interactive Drag & Drop Planting Designer and Salad Tower Sample Planting Plan

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Design online from scratch with our new   Interactive Planting Designer! (Click here to load) Below is a visual guide to designing your Garden Tower with a focus on salad veggies & herbs!  Due to many requests from gardeners, we’ve completed a Garden Tower planting design template and created an example “Salad Tower” using easy to […]

Organic Pest Control Guide for Your Garden

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  A visual guide to proven organic, integrated pest management in your Garden    This fantastic infographic will help you identify common garden pests, proactively plan to prevent infestations, and naturally control insects, fungus, and other garden critters out to harm your veggies!  Here at Garden Tower Project, we use a combination of water, neem […]

What to Put in a Garden Journal

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Keeping a garden journal is a beautiful blend of art and science. It is a testament to your garden and a notebook of learning accomplished throughout your growing year. What you put into a journal makes it incredibly useful for years to come, as it creates a kind of almanac specific to your location. Tracking […]

Gifts for Gardeners

Garden Tower 2™ is a great gift!
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Are you planning gifts for gardening enthusiasts? Here are some fun and practical that will help your beloved gardener start the new year off right. Tools To get you started, here’s a list of great tool ideas for gardeners. Gardeners will love hori hori, seeding tools, nitrile-palmed gloves, buckets and bags to organize tools, small […]

Soil Building 201: Biochar

Orange Mushroom Closeup
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Biochar is a immensely valuable soil amendment. According to the International Biochar Initiative, “This two thousand year old practice converts agricultural waste into a soil enhancer that can hold carbon, boost food security, and increase soil biodiversity, and discourage deforestation. The process creates a fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.” […]

How Compost improves Soil

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Composted food scraps provide the trace minerals and elements that your plants need to be healthy, as long as you are eating a varied diet. Compost also holds a balance of organically producted N, P, and K. These are the key nutrients for fertility. Compost provides a rich habitat for worms and other decomposers that […]

Getting Started Composting

Windfall apples
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Fall is the best time to build soil for the garden. Understanding why can help you create better compost for your home! Compost is the rich, fertile soil created by letting organisms that live in the soil break down organic matter produced in your home and garden. It is soil formation concentrated in one area. […]