10 Posts You Might Have Missed in 2015

Have you read all 33 of last year’s Tower Garden blog posts?

No? Didn’t think so. That’s fine. (I won’t hold it against you.)

In fact, I’m kind of counting on the possibility that you missed one here or there. Because in this post, I’m going to highlight the best blog posts of 2015.

To create this list, I considered a few different factors, such as how many people:

  • Visited a post
  • Shared a post on social media
  • Commented on a post

And when I did, patterns began to emerge. Soon I had a list of top performers.

Without further ado, here they are, in all their glory: the top 10 Tower Garden blog posts from 2015.

1. How to Plan Your Perfect Tower Garden

New to Tower Garden (or gardening in general)? Here is a good place to start. In this planning guide, you’ll learn the basics:

  • Where to grow your Tower Garden
  • How to choose which plants to grow
  • What supplies you’ll need

…and more.

It’s a great resource to reference as you prepare for the spring growing season!

Start planning your Tower Garden »

2. 17 Sources for Tower Garden Seeds and Seedlings

Should you start your Tower Garden from seeds or seedlings? Once you figure that out, where should you buy them? And what about heirloom and hybrid, organic and non-GMO—all that confusing stuff?

Lots of questions. Luckily, you’ll find lots of answers in this post.

Read about Tower Garden seeds and seedlings »

3. Everything You Need to Know about Indoor Gardening

Fresh greens and herbs year-round, fewer pest and disease problems, that soothing waterfall sound—I love growing Tower Garden indoors for many reasons (which is why I’ve been doing it for more than a year). But there are a few things you should know before diving into the world of indoor gardening.

In this post, you’ll find out:

  • What equipment you’ll need
  • Which plants grow best
  • How to achieve ideal growing conditions

And it just so happens, now is a great time to start growing indoors…

Learn the basics of indoor gardening »

4. How to Grow a School Garden that Engages Students

One exciting development in 2015 was the introduction of Tower Garden lesson plans. Coupled with the grow lights, these CCSS- and NGSS-aligned lesson plans make Tower Garden a very practical and cost-effective growing system for schools.

So here are a few resources to help support Tower Garden teachers.

Get Tower Garden tips for teachers »

5. The Ultimate Guide to Natural Garden Pest Control

Compared to traditional growing methods, Tower Garden is naturally more resistant to pests. But when it comes to gardening, an aphid here or a tomato worm there is inevitable. The good news is if you take the right precautions, pest control is a breeze. (And you don’t have to use pesticides.)

In this post, you’ll learn how to treat pests with plants, good bugs and natural sprays.

Learn how to control garden pests »

6. 5 Research-Backed Benefits of Aeroponics

If you’re growing with Tower Garden, you likely already know it’s pretty great. But sometimes it’s interesting to look at exactly how great it is, scientifically speaking.

That’s why—in this post—you’ll find the results of a few studies that demonstrate the exciting benefits of Tower Garden’s technology.

Discover the benefits of aeroponics »

7. What’s a Tower Garden Worth? [Study]

I’d heard that Tower Garden pays for itself in about two years (in the form of savings at the supermarket). So when I learned about the independent study that found Tower Garden can pay for itself within six months—under the right conditions, of course—I was curious, to say the least.

Are you?

See the study results »

8. 28 Plants to Grow for a Chef Tower Garden

Do you like to cook? I do. And it’s incredibly convenient to simply walk over to my Tower Garden for a sprig of thyme or truss of tomatoes—fresh ingredients at my fingertips!

If you’d like to go Tower-to-Kitchen, check out this list of 28 plants to grow for the ultimate chef’s Tower Garden.

See what chefs should grow »

9. 20 Places You Can Tower Garden [Photos]

As a member of the Tower Garden team, I often get to see the wide variety of locations and settings in which Tower Gardeners grow. Some are pretty standard. Others are just outright odd.

In this post, you’ll see the plethora of places you can grow Tower Garden. (Number 20 is definitely my favorite.)

See where Tower Gardeners grow »

10. 7 Inspiring Public Uses of Tower Garden

This time last year, we featured some of the inspiring ways people are using Tower Garden. A farm in Hawaii, a garden in Giants Stadium, a Tower-to-Table restaurant on a New York City rooftop—these and other examples of commercial Tower Garden applications are fascinating to see.

Get inspired by these public uses of Tower Garden »

Which Post Was Your Favorite?

Do you have a favorite post from last year that I left off this list? I’d love to hear which it is!

I also welcome and encourage your feedback. What posts didn’t you care for in 2015? What kinds of content would you like to see in 2016?

I’m all ears! Please leave a comment below.

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