It has been three weeks since our little sprouts were put into the Tower Garden and there has been some growth. On the left side of the Tower Garden, we wanted to experiment with purchased plants while on the right side, we only have our original sprouts.
Over the past three weeks, we have had to deal with the store-bought plants being attacked by aphids, as well as these plants not being particularly healthy to begin with. They do however appear to be surviving and coming back to life…which I am very happy with, especially considering I definitely don’t have a green thumb. The sprouts on the right side are coming along and growing well.
The one thing that has helped the store-bought plants to recover is that instead of using the rock wool that is used to sprout seeds (which was what was suggested), we wrapped the plant bases with felt to provide extra support, leaving a small portion of the roots exposed inside the Tower Garden. Originally, we had implanted them using the rock wool, but found that as heavy as the plants were, that they needed more support.
I will update the Tower Garden progress again in a few weeks.
In trying to feed my family the best, safest, and healthiest food possible, I now have a Tower Garden. The Tower Garden is a Non-GMO, aeroponic and hydroponic garden that uses less that 10% of the land and water of a traditional garden. Each Tower Garden holds up to 20 plants and cycles a water and nutrient mixture in 15 minute intervals. The plant roots are exposed to both air and a trickling water/nutrient sprinkle which helps them grow at a faster rate than a ground-based garden would.
Today is Day 1 of using my Tower Garden and I will be updating the progress here with photos taken on at least a weekly basis. Check back to see how it’s growing.
Life expectancy is on a downward trend . Generation X-ers are on their way to being the first generation in more than 50 years to not outlive their parents. New research indicates that the cure for this disturbing trend begins in the womb, or even before conception.
Babies’ birth weights and mothers’ pregnancy weight gain have been on the rise for at least the last 20 years. What moms eat during pregnancy determines their baby’s food preferences. Research indicates that the fetus develops a taste for what mom likes to eat, so if mom eats junk food, high fat/high sugar foods, and not enough fruits and vegetables, her baby will crave the high fat/high sugar diet. If, on the other hand, mom eats healthy, low fat foods and lots of fruits and vegetables, her baby will prefer these healthier foods.
So, how do we combat the obesity epidemic? We start by teaching our children healthier eating by example. Train them to be smart consumers and teach them how to eat healthy now, before they have babies of their own.