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.