My Tower Garden is 3 months old! I can't believe it has only been 3 months and I have been harvesting LOTS of goodies from this amazing tower!!!
I have really enjoyed having lettuces on the Tower Garden. I have been just harvesting leaves for salads and sandwiches the moment I need it. I JUST recently harvested the remainder of the heads of lettuce I had in order to plant some new seedlings. I am ready for that to get going ASAP! The lettuces are probably my favorite.
I have also been harvesting a TON of swiss chard. LOTS! Check out how big and beautiful these leaves are:
I have been adding it to my freezer smoothie packs and I am getting quite a stock pile. My kale is growing slower than the chard, but I am excited to get that into smoothie bags, too. I recently harvested ALL of my spinach to throw in my smoothie bags too. I have a smoothie EVERY morning, so this Tower Garden is doing a good job with keeping me in the smoothie eating business! If only it would grow frozen blueberries….
As you may have noticed in the picture, I have a GIANT tomato plant. It is taller than I am. It has produced fruit, but it is taking a LONG time to ripen. I am certain it is because of the cold weather. I have tons of flowers and a bit of fruit, but nothing is happening. I also have a jalapeño, and it hasn't flowered at all. Again, I am thinking it is just too cold.
One major issue I am dealing with right now is Aphids. Ugh. Unfortunately it is way too cold for Ladybugs, so I am left trying to keep them at bay with my soap spray that I made! To an empty spray bottle, I added a tablespoon of Castile Soap and an 1/8 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I will say, when you spray this, make sure you are upwind, otherwise you will feel like you have just been sprayed with pepper spray! I want to add Neem Oil to the mix, I just need to order some!!! If you have a Tower Garden, how do you keep Aphids at bay? Right now I am spraying morning and night. I can't wait until Ladybug season!
Do you have a Tower Garden? If so, what are you growing? Please share any tips and tricks you have!