Harvesting Your Tower Garden
A couple of months ago I wrote about an aeroponic vertical gardening system called the Tower Garden. I have been harvesting arugula, bibb and gourmet lettuces, parsley, bok choi, and rainbow chard from my Tower for weeks now. It all tastes amazing – so fresh. I am very pleased with it! There are few things better than growing your own organic fruits and vegetables inside your house, and saving money because of it!
I have enjoyed inviting people over to see this thing because everyone gets such a kick out it. I thought I’d share this video of my friend Jen harvesting from her Tower in case you weren’t sure how that worked (I wasn’t). You can snip leaves off one at at time for immediate salads, or even remove a whole head to sell at a farmers’ market. You can also bring one of these bouquets as a hostess gift. What a beautiful offering!
Right now my cucumber plant is growing like crazy. Its tendrils and leaves are reaching off the Tower and into the next room. Little baby cucumbers are beginning to form near the yellow flowers. It’s so cool to watch. I pluck and eat. Arugula is my favorite. I can’t wait to try the cucumbers.