While gardening with Tower Garden isn’t nearly as demanding as traditional gardening methods, there will be times when you will need to roll up your sleeves and perform some basic maintenance and cleaning. From cleaning to refilling the reservoir, we’ve outlined a few quick and easy tips for keeping your garden in tip-top shape.
- Check your plants. Look for any discoloured leaves or pests.
- Check water level.
- Keep enough nutrient solution in your reservoir so that the pump stays completely submerged at all times.
- Add nutrients to the water every time you fill your reservoir tank. You can mix water and the Mineral Blend in a bucket prior to adding it to the reservoir (20ml each of Mineral Blend A and Mineral Blend B for each gallon of water).
Prune large and faster growing plants like lettuces, baby greens, herbs, tomatoes, etc. These plants must be pruned and harvested regularly to avoid encroaching on nearby plants. Check the pH weekly and after refilling the reservoir, follow the instructions to adjust your pH level. Yellowing leaves are an indication that your pH may have drifted out of the recommended range. Keep roots away from the pump. You can trim the roots that may be dangling in the reservoir.
Keep the shower cap holes clean and free from debris. You can use a toothpick to clean the holes if they get blocked up. Clean the pump by unplugging it, pulling it pump up through the access port and removing the pump cover. Clean with water to remove debris.
After disassembling, clean the tower sections, shower cap and lid, and the pump with warm soapy water and a sponge.
Cleanup and Storage
Remove the plants from the Tower Garden by pulling the net pots from the planting ports.Disassemble the Tower grow pots, starting at the top. Do not remove the bottom section from the reservoir lid.Compost or discard plant material. Clean and save net pots for future use. If net pots are damaged, you can order new ones at towergarden.com.Unscrew the blue swivel hose from the reservoir lid and pump. Rinse pump with clean water before storage.After cleaning the Tower grow pots, you can store the parts of the Tower Garden in the reservoir until you are ready to grow again.