Growing your own vegetables on the road
Just because you live in an RV doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own fruit and vegetables. I have a hydroponic tower garden that I take along with me and I grow my own salad. Living healthy is very important to all of us. My husband and I have changed the way that we eat massively over the last few years. We have very limited wheat and dairy and we eat much more vegetables and fruit than have ever before. It makes sense therefore to grow our own. The excitement you get when your very own crop starts to grow is just amazing.
It takes up virtually no space at all. The water usage is very little and recyclable. This is what we are growing at the moment. The water comes up the middle of the tower garden and then trickles all over the roots of the plants inside and is on a timer where it comes on for 15 minutes at a time.
- Garlic Chives
- Peppers – different types
- Lettuce – different types
The tower garden seedlings above is only 2 weeks old. I will give you an update in a couple of weeks and show you the growth. After just 3 weeks I will have some lettuce and other produce available.
If you would like to know more about this then click the link below it will take you to you tube and explains everything.
If something grows up out of the ground basically that is what you can grow in a tower garden. I have had my tower garden for over a year now and I absolutely love it. We are getting ready for our next crop and we are very excited to be able to just go outside and cook some chicken on the barbecue and just pick our salad right off the tower garden when we need it.
Looking after a Tower Garden is just like looking after a swimming pool really. You just need to get the nutrients right and all the instructions are on the pack and very easy to do. This crop is in the early stages so only needs water to be topped up once a week, once the crop is much larger then it may need topping up twice a week.
I find that when I have my tower garden in full bloom and that my crop is available, I save so much money. I try to keep replanting as I go so that I can always have a crop available. I do like to however wash my tower garden every 3 months and I take it apart wash it all and then put it all back together whether there is a crop in there or not.
Keeping it clean really does help to keep it healthy. I check it every day for any butterflies that may have laid eggs or for any bugs and I get them off right away. Checking for caterpillars can be hard on green leaves but if I see that some have been eaten I don’t give up until I find them. This is my crop for dinner not theirs and I aim to keep it that way. The brilliant thing about having a tower garden is the fact that it is nice and clean and no dirt is involved.
There are different ways that you can get your seedlings.
- You can buy them on-line at Living Tower Seedlings
- You can visit the live garden in Santa Barbara at Chapala Gardens
- You can grow your own from seeds
- You can buy seedlings in dirt then wash off all the dirt and plant them.
We are lazy and we like to purchase the seedlings.
If you would like to purchase a Tower Garden you can do so at Tower Garden Purchase
Chapala Gardens is an amazing place to visit and get your seedlings from. The amount of fruit and vetables that they grow there is amazing. You can also purchase produce fresh from them as well.
When I purchased my tower garden I paid over a 12 month period and now my tower garden is paid for in full. You can have a tower garden of your own for $525 which works out to $45.25 per month. I acatually paid $64 and had the extension which gave me 28 spaces for seedlings and was 7 ft tall the original one would have been 5ft.