Salad greens are one of the most beneficial foods that you can put in your and your kid’s stomach. But the thing is none of the vegetables is healthy unless it is organic. So we should grow our own organic salad greens because they are healthy and we should eat them on a daily basis.
Salad greens can take a lot of space in your garden that you might don’t have. So what should you do? You can either grow your greens in containers or you can try my favorite garden tower to grow your all salad greens all year round. You can even grow your healthy greens indoors.
A few Lines About Garden Tower Project:
Garden tower is named as the “world’s most advanced container garden”. This tower is made of non-toxic and PVC free plastic which is totally safe to grow food. Garden tower had a big composter in the center of the tower, which converts your garden and kitchen wastes to compost, so you don’t need to buy compost from the market.
You can grow more than salad greens. A single garden tower can grow 50 different plants. You can plant salad greens, herbs, tomatoes, and other veggies. The garden tower is a revolutionary vertical self-contained garden, that is an excellent product for home gardeners and urban gardeners.
Start Seeds For A Whole Year Supply:
If you want a supply of salad greens for a whole year, you need to do some planning.
You should sow the seeds indoors or directly in the garden tower every two weeks. Sowing seeds every week or two will give you a great harvest for almost the whole year.
You should always keep the temperature in your mind before starting the seeds. Because some of the salad greens like lettuce can only germinate when the temperature between 50-75 degrees F. Below 50 and above 75 can be a problem for lettuce seed’s germination process.
If you wanted to grow salad greens indoors for some reason, you don’t have to purchase indoors gardening kit because a bundle of the garden tower comes with its own LED grow lights. LED grow lights will provide the needed amount of sunlight to your leafy greens.
List Of Leafy Greens To Grow In Your Tower:
Before buying the seeds or seedlings of greens, you should always keep this tip in your mind, “always grow veggies that you like or need”. Here is a list of leafy greens that you can grow in your garden tower:
- Collard Greens
- Swiss Chard
- Bok Choy
You should also grow tomatoes, radishes, microgreens, and other veggies that you like in your salad greens plate.
Few Tips To Grow Salad Greens Vertically:
The garden tower is a rotatable container garden, so you should rotate it so each and every green can receive enough amount of light.
Always check the moisture level of soil before watering. You can use the runoff water of the garden tower that will be collected at the bottom. This water will work as a compost tea.
You don’t need to worry about adding fertilizers. As I mentioned before, build in composter will add enough nutrients in the soil. So don’t worry about nutrient deficiencies.
You can harvest your leafy greens in different ways. No matter which method you like, always make a clean cut. So use a sharp knife or scissors. Always leave that half to one inch of the plant behind so it can regrow. Do not harvest your leafy greens to the ground.