What is a Tower Garden?The Tower Garden™ is the worlds first plug and play vertical Aeroponic garden. At just 30” wide and just under 5’ tall, its perfect for a backyard, porch, balcony – or any sunny place outside. If you don’t have a sunny location it can be grown inside with the Tower Garden™ Grow Light kit. The Tower Garden™ gives you more control over the food you and your family are eating by making it as easier than ever to grow clean, great tasting, nutrient dense, pesticide free food at home. It’s better for the environment too as it uses as little as 5% of the water a traditional garden uses! With no soil that means there is no weeding, digging or tilling so that saves you time! Crops grown in a Tower Garden ™ grow faster, in less time with less water than traditional gardening. It’s the answer to so many of the problems we face today. • Grows 20-28 Plants per tower • Grow almost any vegetable, herb or flower • Requires as little as 10 percent of traditional growing nutrients & water • Produces bigger yields in a fraction of the time it takes to grow in soil • Year round growing • No growing experience necessary Purchasing Information zoom_in No growing experience necessary Tower Garden zoom_in Grow 20 plants per tower Tower Garden zoom_in Purchase add-on kits Tower Garden zoom_in Grow almost anything Tower Garden zoom_in Grow in colder climates Tower Garden zoom_in Produce crops in a fraction of the time Tower Garden FAQsWhat can you grow in a Tower Garden? Almost any crop can be grown in the Tower Garden, as you can see in the list below. The few exceptions include root crops, bushes, trees, and grapevines. The state-of-the-art Tower Garden produces highly nutritious crops in a fraction of the time it would normally take if grown in the soil! Lettuce and gourmet leafy greens grow super fast and can usually be harvested 3 weeks after transplanting! The Tower Garden™ can save you hundreds of dollars a year in healthy food that is also clean, safe, pesticide free, and highly nutritious. Grow your own vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers Tower Garden® is versatile enough to grow almost any crop, including fruits and vegetables like tomatoes and lettuce, herbs, and flowers. Plus, thanks to its aeroponic technologyandspecially formulated Tower Tonic®, you can produce these highly nutritious fruits and vegetables in less time than it takes in soil. Gourmet lettuce and other leafy greens grow quickly and can usually be harvested just 3 weeks after transplanting. Fruits & Vegetables • Amaranth (vegetable type) • Arugula–Beans: Lima, bush, pole, shell, fava • Broccoli–Broccoli Raab • Brussels Sprouts • Cabbage and Chinese cabbage • Cauliflower–Chard, all types • Chicory • Collards • Corn Salad • Cucumbers • Dandelion, Italian • Eggplant, European and Asian–Endive • Escarole • Garbanzo beans • Gourds, edible and ornamental • Kale • Kohlrabi • Leeks • Lettuce, all types • Mesclun Varieties • Melons, all types • Mustard Greens • Okra • Peas, all types • Peppers, all types • Radicchio • Sorrel • Spinach • Squash, all types • Strawberries • Tomatoes, all types Herbs • Angelica • Anise Hyssop • Basil, all types • Bee Balm • Borage • Calendula • Catmint • Catnip • Chamomile • Chervil • Chives • Cilantro • Citrus Basil • Cumin • Cutting Celery • Dandelion • Dill • Echinacea (Coneflower) • Epazote • Feverfew • Flax • Garlic Chives • Goldenseal • Hyssop • Lavender • Leaf Fennel • Lemon Balm • Lemon Grass • Lovage • Marjoram • Mexican Mint Marigold • Milk Thistle • Mint, all varieties • Nettle • Oregano • Parsley (leafy types only) • Passion Flower • Pleurisy Root • Pyrethrum • Rosemary • Rue • Sage • Salad Burnet • Saltwort • Savory • Shiso • Stevia • Thyme • Valerian • Wormwood Flowers Edible Flowers include: • Calendula • Carthamus • Dianthus • Hyacinth Bean • Marigolds • Monarda • Nasturtiums • Pansies • Salvia • Scarlet Runner Bean • Sunflowers (dwarf varieties only) • Violas Flowers cont… Ornamental Flowers include: • Ageratum • Agrostemma • Ammi • Amaranth, Globe • Amaranthus • Artemisia • Aster • Bells of Ireland • Bupleurum • Cardoon • Safflower • Centaurea • Celosia • Coleus • Cosmos • Craspedia • Datura •Delphinium • Digitalis • Eucalyptus • Euphorbia • Forget-me-not • Hibiscus • Impatiens • Kale, ornamental • Morning Glory • Nigella • Petunia • Phlox • Poppy • Polygonum • Ptilotus • Salpiglossis • Rudbeckia • Sanvitalia • Scabiosa • Snapdragon • Statice • Stock • Strawflower • Sweet Peas • Thunbergia • Verbena • Yarrow • Zinnia What is the Tower Garden™ made of? The patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden™ technology is made from some of the best food grade plastic available on earth. Our plastic is approved for use with food in both the USA and Canada and free of harmful components commonly found in today’s agriculture-grade plastics. Additionally, the Tower Garden™ was designed for decades of use! The plastic is several times thicker than almost all hydroponic products available on the market today. The plastic is also completely opaque, keeping all sunlight out (which naturally inhibits algae growth), and is UV stabilized for outdoor protection. Most white plastics are not opaque and degrade quickly over time, as solar UV radiation tends to break plastic down from the inside out. Unfortunately, there are many lower grade plastics, even polystyrene foam, being widely used in the hydroponics industry. These products tend to degrade quickly under sunlight, and can sometimes leach harmful chemicals into the environment over long term use. We believe that making an initial investment in good material — and staying away from short term disposable types of plastic — is a more sustainable choice that helps to sustain the planet for generations to come. How does the Tower Garden™ work? The space age Tower Garden™ technology took 10 years to fully develop into the product we offer today. The Tower Garden™ has a 20-gallon reservoir at its base and this reservoir stores the Tower Tonic ionic mineral nutrient solution. Inside the reservoir is a small, low wattage submersible pump. The pump draws the nutrient solution up through the center of each pot all the way to the top of the Tower Garden®, as illustrated. From there, the nutrient solution drips through a special device that evenly cascades the nutrient solution over the plant roots. On the journey down the tower, the nutrient solution feeds the plants’ roots and becomes highly oxygenated as gravity tumbles it back down to the reservoir. This process is continually repeated, providing fresh oxygen, water, and nutrients to the roots of the plants. Because of the design of the Tower Garden® system, the crops grow faster than they would in soil, and have to be harvested on a regular basis! I don't have much experience growing, how easy is it to grow in a Tower Garden™? The Tower Garden™ requires no previous growing experience. Even people with a “brown thumb” can grow in it! The Tower Garden is easy to assemble and comes with a full-color instructional booklet, DVD and you also have access to the Tower Talk forum. The Tower Garden™ is so simple! There is no weeding, tilling, kneeling, or getting dirty! The Tower Garden™ is truly the world’s first plug and play super garden! It also grows your crops in less time it would normally take in the soil. Everything you need to start growing comes with the Tower Garden. All you need is an electrical outlet, water and a sunny location! If you purchase a Tower Garden through Living Towers we will give you all the help you need to be successful! You can even attend one of Tower Garden Workshops ABSOLUTELY FREE! The space age technology used for the Tower Garden™ took over 10 years to develop into the product available today. After years of trial and testing, the Tower Garden™, has become an affordable and effective means to feed you and your family healthy, pesticide-free food and save you money – all while living in harmony with the earth. Why is the produce grown in a Tower Garden™ healthier than store bought Produce? Traditional produce is grown and harvested for shipping long distances and for a long shelf life. In many cases, consumers end up buying bland-tasting produce that is days or weeks old, lacking in nutrition, and laden with pesticides. Many people lose their desire to eat healthy, fresh vegetables simply because they do not taste very good or very fresh. Nature intended food to taste incredible, not bland. The Tower Garden™ can produce fresh, great tasting, and pesticide free produce all year long outside your own back door. The ability to harvest all your own fruits and vegetables fresh and vine ripened from your own backyard year round, will have you enjoying food every day, the way nature intended! And because you are replenishing minerals every time you replenish water the crops always have minerals available to take up through the roots. The result is fresh, better tasting, more nutritious, vine ripened produce. Many Tower Garden™ owners did not know how good food could taste until they tried produce grown from a Tower Garden™ for the very first time. After having a Tower Garden™ for a few months, they are naturally eating their recommended servings of fresh vegetables on a daily basis. Will I need special nutrients for my Tower Garden™? To help grow rich, full plants, it is essential to provide them with the necessary nutrients. Living Towers makes this easy by offering you all of these nutrients in our special Tower Tonic mixes. Nature’s super charged ionic minerals produce extraordinary healthy plants. The Tower Tonic (Ionic mineral based plant food used in the Tower Garden™) contains a wide range of specially formulated ionic minerals and plant nutrients. The Tower Tonic provides a pH balanced blend of natural plant nutrients that stimulate plant roots, flowers, fruits, and leaves. The Tower Tonic is the world’s first high performance ionic mineral solution specifically designed for all types of food and flowering crops. The amazing Tower Tonic can be used to grow everything from gourmet lettuce, to edible flowers, to beautiful vine ripened tomatoes. Healthy plants packed with nutrition help create healthy people! The Tower Tonic is loaded with minerals essential to vibrant human health. Is the Tower Tonic "Organic"? In organic growing, the fertilizers used must come from a plant or animal base. In hydroponic systems, we use earth minerals, otherwise you’d have dead plant-or-animal matter floating around, and it would rot and stink. The thing is, plants have 16 major macro and trace elements that they require. Whether those come from earth minerals, or from minerals in organic matter is irrelevant. [Note: minerals are, by definition, inorganic. The word organic actually means carbon-based, or living, which refers specifically to plants and animals. Hence, an earth mineral cannot be organic.] The key difference between field organics and hydroponics is that we utilize earth minerals refined in their purest form so that we know exactly what’s going into the plants in the right formulation to get what we want to get out of the plant. NASA worked to help develop mineral solutions that would put more nutrients into plants so that they could grow a healthier plant (for astronauts in space, because their food sources are so very limited). The question must be asked: if we’re raising nutrient dense, healthier plants for astronauts, why aren’t we doing the same thing in agriculture? And the answer is, invariably, we’ve never done it because we don’t have to. Agriculture is very price-point based; whether it’s organic or conventional, farming isn’t a high profit venture, so farmers put the least amount that they can into producing a crop. One of our key goals with the Tower Gardens™ was to develop a system that you could open up and, without having a bunch of expensive electronic equipment (which you’d typically need to do with conventional hydroponics), anyone out there could set up in 30 minutes. And the one nutrient solution they’d use (as opposed to the dozens they’d need for different crops with conventional hydroponics) would work well for tomatoes, for flowers, for lettuces, for cucumbers – whatever crop they want to grow. And that’s really what we did with the Tower Tonic™: rich, abundant, ionic earth minerals that are important for plant growth. And those minerals would be nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, and trace minerals, like boron, chlorine, manganese, zinc – these are all essential for good, healthy plant growth. But in addition to that, we have a wide range of trace minerals that are also important to human health, and they’re in that nutrient solution in very small amounts, and basically the plant may or may not need to use those minerals but they are available for take-up to help aid in the nutrition, and the health of the plant. Also, one of the key differences in the Tower Tonic™ compared to any organic or conventional fertilizer that’s used in agriculture today is that we stay away from ammoniacal nitrogen. Instead, we use nitrate nitrogen. A good comparison to human nutrition is the difference between white table sugar and a complex carbohydrate found in a grain or vegetable. Ammoniacal nitrogen used with plants force quick, explosive growth, which is why modern farmers use it. The problem is that with that kind of explosive growth, you get a weak cell structure; the most important component to every plant and cell wall is calcium, and when a plant is forced to grow quickly like that, it becomes more susceptible to insect damage and pest damage. Just like if we were to eat lots of table sugar: we get quick energy, and we crash later – our immune system is weakened, we feel tired, etc. But eating a complex carbohydrate gives our bodies longer-lasting energy that doesn’t take a toll on our health. The same is true for plants that are grown with nitrate nitrogen. There are several dozen differences between the Tower Tonic™ and conventional hydroponic solutions and systems, but how we feed our plants is just one of the key differences: it’s rich in calcium, and rich in trace minerals that are important to people. Balanced plant health and wellness, along with human health and nutrition, is at the center of what we’re about.