Keep Gardening with Grow Lights, Greenhouses & More.
If you think the arrival of cooler temperatures and shorter days signals the end for fresh produce from your Tower Garden, we have good news! In addition to growing cool weather crops, there are several easy ways you can extend your growing season into the fall and winter. And with fewer pests to worry about, who wouldn’t want to?
Read on for tips, grouped by growing zones. Don’t know which growing zone you’re in? Find out now.
Zones 10-13: Keep Warm.
If you live in an area that doesn’t experience many hard frosts, you will likely be able to continue growing outside through the fall and winter simply with the help of a Weather Protection Blanket, which shields plants from light frosts. Added perk: It also helps prevent midday heat stress during the hot days of summer.
If you find the water temperature in your Tower Garden still isn’t staying above the recommended 65 degrees, try warming the water with a submersible heater.
Zones 7-9: Go Green(house).
Greenhouses are a great way to keep your plants warm even when the outside temperature is below freezing. You can find inexpensive greenhouses at most gardening or home improvement stores. Or, if you’re a DIYer, you can build your own, as other Tower Gardeners have done. If you decide to go the greenhouse route, make sure your Tower Garden still receives at least 6-8 hours of full sunlight daily and plenty of air circulation.
Zones 1-6: Let the Light In.
For those living in colder climates, bringing your Tower Garden inside may be the best option. However, lighting is paramount to the success of an indoor garden, and very few homes provide an adequate amount of sunlight. So you’ll probably need to supplement natural light. Tower Garden Grow Lights are great for growing greens, herbs and other non-fruiting plant varieties.
Do You Plan to Keep Gardening into the Fall Season?
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