Growing vegetables when your travelling

We travel in our RV all over California and pretty much change our location every 3 or 6 months.  We have just been notified that we are leaving Half Moon Bay RV Park and heading back down south and our Destination is Oxnard CA.  We are ready and excited to go and the packing will start shortly.

We have been growing vegetables here in Half Moon Bay and our Tower Garden has seemed to like the weather very much.   This is how big it has grown in just two short months.

Growing Vegetables

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The Tower Garden is hydroponic click the link to find out what hydroponic is.  It only took 3 weeks for all of our herbs and lettuces to grow.  We have been eating our lettuce for weeks.  We still have one lettuce left and tons of Kale.

The tomatoes are growing in bounds and are starting to turn red in places.  We have tons of cherry tomatoes turning red and the large tomatoes are still growing.  In the next couple of weeks they will be ready to pick im sure.  We also have peppers red and green which will be ready shortly too. Can’t you just smell them looking at the pictures

Tomatoes

growing vegetables

Tomatoes

Kale

growing vegetables

Kale

Strawberries

growing vegetables

Strawberries

Our strawberries we will be picking this weekend.  There were not too many of them but we think we will have a nice smoothy with them and some Kale.

People like growing vegetables for themselves so that they know what they have NOT been sprayed with these days.  Lots of people in RV parks grow their own vegetables when they live permanently on a site. They grow them mostly in boxes or tubs so that if they move they can be taken with them.  I think however I have the perfect solution in my beautiful Tower Garden.  People stop and look to see how it grows so quickly and cannot believe it when I first put the plants in and that how big they are within 3 weeks.

Growing vegetables is such a pleasure.  It is even better when you can just go outside to pick your own crop for your dinner.  It is so tasty and fresh.  We are hoping the cucumbers have grown before we leave as they are well on their way.  If they are not ready to pick then when we dismantle to leave I will put them in some of the same solution that grows them and then take them with us.  Everything else will be ready to pick anyway so my tower garden will be pretty much done.

I replant and grow my vegetables every 3 months.  I wash everything and start again with a new crop.  As soon as we reach our destination in Oxnard we will replant.

The vegetables and herbs we grew this time were butter lettuce, kale, romaine lettuce, sage, chives, basil, cilantro, tomatoes cherry and large tomatoes, cucumber, strawberries and peppers.

We have had such a great crop while we are here.  We will be dismantling before we leave, pick all the crop and start again when we move.  We have moved mid crop before and dismantled and taken all of the plants very carefully in boxes with solution and reassembled when we get there.  All plants survived and we had a great crop from them.

If you would like to purchase a tower garden and are thinking about growing vegetables then please check out my webpage at Joyce’s tower garden page.  You can purchase your tower garden by paying monthly over 1 year which is what we did and now we own ours.  Best investment ever.

 

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