|Living Towers, Eustis Fl.|
I set about to tackle this by trying to educate myself on how others manage this in our region. Florida itself falls into several different climate zones, our's is in Central Florida and it's listed 9b. In addition to the climate, there are so many more factors, the invading grasses and pests, including larger animals to deal with in my garden. So Kevin and Cameron further moved to create the hydroponic systems we'd looked into and had begun in our greenhouse in California. Here though they moved it up a notch from the half barrels we'd used there to this beauty that is now beginning to produce the first of our plants. We've been working to get the flow of nutrient rich water right to ALL the plants, and have been seeing success.
|Living Towers commercial lettuce production.|
|The Land at Epcot - our "Behind the Seeds" tour we took in October of 2013|
|This is the system as it's designed to operate.|
|Our Tower Gardens arrived in 6 boxes - to level the area they would sit Kevin and Cameron made these wood bases with the extra center brace to set them on, because our yard slants they used a system of shims to level the bases.|
|Cameron looking over 1st assembled tower garden|
|1st tower with plants and our hydroponic system behind it|
|Bases for the next two towers in place|
|Leveling the last tower garden|
|Here they are - all 3 towers with plants in them. The tomato cage is around the closest in this picture.|
Kevin has started a new blog found here: Project 128 and I will be putting a permanent link on the side of this blog, so that they can display the progress of this garden system, as well as the others that we have been working on and will be adding in the future. Our desire still remains to really make this property produce well for ourselves and to have plenty to share. This will include eventually having our Tilapia in our own aquaponic system. So excited to see the progress!!
I'll post more as we continue to watch our "modern" garden grow. Meanwhile check out Kevin's new blog