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#1 Easiest Plant to Grow — Basil

#1 Easiest Plant to Grow — Basil is the easiest summer herb to grow in soil or tower gardens. Here are 8 varieties of the EPIC Ocimum basilicum to add to your shopping list. It's a nice video- good overview of some that I did not know about. Dark Opel Basil- great for garnishes and such a nice Continue Reading

#1 Easiest Plant to Grow — Basil

#1 Easiest Plant to Grow — Basil is the easiest summer herb to grow in soil or tower gardens.

Here are 8 varieties of the EPIC Ocimum basilicum to add to your shopping list. It’s a nice video- good overview of some that I did not know about.

Dark Opel Basil- great for garnishes and such a nice color AND healthier because it is purple. Grows about 8 inched tall.

Greek Yevani Basil is quite spicy so a little goes a long way. I love spice so I will be looking for this seed to grow on my tower next summer.

African Blue Basil is a perrenial which will be ideal here in the SF Bay Area. It is a great plant for pollination because it is very popular with bees.

And one of my favorites- Thai Basil. Great to use in soups. Almost a licorice taste.

How Tower Gardens® work

A pump in the reservoir pushes the nutrient solution to the top of the tower. The nutrient solution evenly cascades over the exposed plant roots.

Aside from checking water levels and cleaning the pump filter, Tower Garden® will take care of itself. And in just a few short weeks, you’ll be enjoying abundant homegrown produce, harvested at its peak (so you can be at yours).

Gwen O’Neill has been a gardener for over 40 years and has always been a passionate cook. Her own health challenges led her to experiencing a variety of healing modalities. After finding that her health improved with eating more whole food and improving her nutrition using a real, whole food based supplement called Juice Plus, she committed to sharing this experience with others. The Tower Garden by Juice Plus makes it easy to grow produce right outside your kitchen door.

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YES! You can grow watermelon in a Tower Garden®

Here is a lovely recipe for Watermelon Salad. It’s a lot of fun to grow some sugar baby watermelon in a tower garden. If it’s placed on a deck or balcony, the lovely vines will trail along the ground. Some folks like to place a trellis of some sort nearby for support for the vines. […]

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Persuasive Research: Soil vs. Tower Garden®

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The University of Mississippi compared product yield of crops grown in aeroponic growing systems and in soil. Researchers found the yields of plants grown with an aeroponic garden were more than 30% bigger on average. Here’s the breakdown by crop: Basil — 19% increase Chard – 8% increase Red kale – 65% increase Parsley – […]

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Tips on Growing Tomatoes: Containers and Tower Gardens ®

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I love growing cherry tomatoes because it is so easy to freeze the extra bounty to use all winter in soups and veggie sautés. But it’s fun to experiment with new varieties. If you’re evaluating your growing experience from this year, here are some things I’ve learned.

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Paul Soules, Excited About Brussels Sprouts?

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Paul has always talked about how sweet those Brussels Sprouts were that he grew on the Tower Garden®. He also remarked about being impressed with how many there were. Harvesting happens every few weeks, and in soil gardens, sprouts usually yield between two and six sprouts. Because produce grows 35% faster and produces more with […]

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Tower Garden® Basil and Parmesan Chicken Salad

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          Tower Garden® Basil and Parmesan Chicken Salad is from my friend, Ken Myers, and was adapted from Americas Test Kitchen Simple Weeknight Suppers.

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5 Top Benefits: Tower Garden® over dirt gardens

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I’m passionate about gardening! My tiny urban farm produced much more than I expected. I recently visited a friend who also has three tower gardens and we were talking about the advantages of aeroponic gardens over traditional soil gardens.

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Harvesting Tower Garden® Tomatoes

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Harvesting Tower Garden® tomatoes has never been easier. And growing tomatoes has never been easier— it’s every gardeners pride and joy! My husband tells a story about his Dad— they competed at work about who would grow the biggest and best tomato. You could always tell when he got home if he was the champ […]

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Watermelon Salad for the Dog Days of Summer

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Watermelons just scream summer and picnics, right? They are refreshing, sweet, help us feel cooler, and what a guilt-free dessert! 90 percent of a watermelon is water. But they still have a lot of nutrients. Here is a good article on all the benefits from Medical News Today.

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4 Healthy Eating Tips for Families on the Go

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By Dr. William and Dr. Peter Sears So many of us struggle to maintain healthy eating habits while keeping up with our families busy lives. Here are four tips to help you and your family eat healthier.

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