Every winter I have dreams of a garden with fresh grown vegetables, vine ripe tomatoes, tasty red radishes, three kinds of lettuce and lots of spinach. But when spring time came around, I found reasons not to do it. This is year is different because last winter I purchase a Garden Tower. There are many garden towers out there in the market. Two colors that I know of white and terra-cotta.
The benefits of a garden tower is not having to dig out a garden from your yard. I haven’t had a garden growing from the ground in a long time. I know the ground is quite hard from all the clay that is mixed in with dirt we brought it.
Next benefit is I don’t have to have a fence put up. We have a fire ring that we don’t use any more, we put a large white heavy board over the grill and then place our garden tower on top. The tower needs stays upright, not leaning toward the left or right, or can move when you push on it. Our dogs can’t get on top of the white board, no one is peeing on my garden!
Another benefit is there is no weed pulling. The only thing that goes into the side cups are vegetable plants and seeds. I have also planted beneficial flowers to bring bees for pollination and herbs that will keep away white flies and misquotes.
Another benefit of a garden tower is the tube in the middle is for composting. You throw your kitchen scraps in the tube and in 10 weeks you have healthy dirt. There are two pull out tray at the bottom of the tower. Water runs through the dirt and collects down at the base into a drawer that has a separate slide out tray so that the compost does not fall down into the water.
The last benefit I am going to share is the good feeling that comes from going out to your tower and picking couple of radishes, snip off lettuce, basil, spinach and a couple of nasturtium flowers for color. For me this is only the beginning, my summer vegetables will make great dinners on those hot nights.
Have I convince you to purchase a garden tower? I hope so! You will love it.