Monday, June 9, 2014

Garden Towers

Around our house the only place deer and rabbits can't reach is the balcony where we have taken off the stairs. 
We bought a Garden Tower,, each, to grow edibles in.

It is like a large strawberry planter with a wormery/compost maker down the centre.

After a pleasant  morning at the nursery we each bought home our favourite edibles.

Ingredients for the soil mix.

A mix of the compost we made during our Organic Master Gardener class, Gaia College,, and all the additives to make a rich growing medium.

It was getting dark by the time I had planted my tower.
Now to keep up the water and to enjoy watching it grow.


Vicky aka Stichr said...

way cool! can you turn it easily to make sure the sun gets to everything? or just let the earth spin around and do it for you, {laughter}

Yvonne said...

What a novel container! I am growing cherry tomatoes and lettuce in my planter boxes on the balcony this year instead of flowers or indigo and looking forward to eating them.

Lesley Turner said...

Like any garden one plants in zones -plants needing full sun facing south, partial shade towards the back, drier up top, wetter lower down, more upright plants on top levels, trailing plants on lower levels. Just takes a little pre-planning.