Using 1/4 Size Rockwool

March 21, 2015 Sometimes experiments happen on accident.  I ordered rockwool from Amazon, but didn't check the size.  When it came, it was about 1/4 the size of the rockwool recommended in the Tower Garden. I cut them into double-rectangles and planted the same seeds...

Wilting Lettuce Mystery Solved

I noticed one evening that the lettuce on one side of the Tower Garden was wilting. The rockwool was very dry. So I pulled the top off the tower and cleaned out the holes.  (I turned off the pump first.  Didn't want to get an unwanted shower.) The next morning the...

Gourmet Lettuce Blend Lechuga from Seeds

Feb 22, 2015 Planted 5 Rockwool of Burpee Gourmet Lettuce Blend Lechuga using this seed starting procedure. Picture also includes Arugula planting. Feb 24, 2015   March 7, 2015 Moved 2 plants to the Tower Garden.  Left the rest to compare how they grow outside...

Arugula Roquette Started from Seeds

Feb 22, 2015 Planted 6 Rockwool of Ferry Morse Arugula Roquette - Organic (Used organic because that's what I could find local.)  used this procedure to start the seeds. 35 Days to harvest Picture also includes Gourmet Blend Lettuce seeds planted. Feb 24, 2015 Seeds...

Seed Starting Procedure

Special thanks to Joe of Level2 Concepts for posting this seed starting procedure on the Tower Garden Facebook page.  It's working great for me.  Since it's chilly in our home over the winter, I put the containers on a plant starter heat pad.  It's made an enormous...

Mesclun Spicy Mix Started from Seed

Feb 22, 2015 Planted 10 Burpee Mesclun Spicy Mix seeds in rock wool.  (Variedad De Hojas Verdes)  Includes 20% Lettuce Red Salad Bowl, 20% Mustard Mizuna, 20% Endive Green Curled, 20% Radicchio Red Treviso and 20% Arugula Rocket 28 days to harvest - Used this seed...

Red Summer Crisp, Cherokee

Days to harvest: 21-35 Dec 21: Planted 2 pots of Red Summer Crisp, Cherokee seedlings purchased from www.livingtowers.com. January 9, 2015 Both plants are looking good. January 17, 2015 January 22, 2015 Harvested the Cherokee  

Cilantro Experiment for the Tower Garden

January 2, 2015 I didn't know which variety of Cilantro would work best in the Tower Garden, so I ordered three varieties from parkseed.com.  Click the links below to follow the results. 12-hour light - set on the Tower Garden itself Longstanding Santo Calypso 24-hour...