Facts About Future Growing’s
Aeroponic Tower Garden® Technology
About the Tower Garden®
The Tower Garden® is a patented vertical aeroponic food production system designed for urban farms, rooftop gardens, and commercial growing operations. Because of its vertical design, the system is space and energy efficient.
The basic Tower Garden® unit has a 2.5' x 2.5' footprint, and uses modular stackable growing pots. With an 11-pot maximum configuration, you can grow up to 44 plants per tower, as illustrated in the animated diagram at right.
Our patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden® technology is made from some of the best food grade plastic available on earth. Our plastic is FDA food grade compliant and free of harmful components commonly found in today’s agriculture-grade plastics. Additionally, we designed the Tower Garden® product for decades of use! Our plastic is several times thicker than almost all hydroponic products available on the market today. The plastic is also completely opaque, keeping all sunlight out (which naturally inhibits algae growth), and is UV stabilized for outdoor protection. Most white plastics are not opaque and degrade quickly over time, as solar UV radiation tends to break plastic down from the inside out.
Unfortunately, there are many lower grade plastics, even polystyrene foam, being widely used in the hydroponics industry. These products tend to degrade quickly under sunlight, and can sometimes leach harmful chemicals into the environment over long term use.
We believe that making an initial investment in good material — and staying away from short term disposable types of plastic — is a more sustainable choice that helps to sustain the planet for generations to come.
Growing Crops With The Tower Garden®
Seeds for the Tower Garden® are started in natural rock fiber seeding cubes, as seen in the photo above and left. After germination, the cubes are placed in full light for a week or two, where they can develop into hardy seedlings ready to transplant into the Tower Garden®.
The Tower Garden® has a 25 gallon reservoir at its base. This reservoir stores the Aeroponic Power-Gro ionic mineral nutrient solution. Inside the reservoir is a small, low wattage submersible pump. The pump draws the nutrient solution up through the center of each pot all the way to the top of the Tower Garden®, as illustrated by the animation below (Note that the tower in the animation is about half as tall as a commercial Future Growing® tower).
From there, the nutrient solution drips through a special device that evenly cascades the nutrient solution over the plant roots. On the journey down the tower, the nutrient solution feeds the plants’ roots and becomes highly oxygenated as gravity tumbles it back down to the reservoir.
This process is continually repeated, providing fresh oxygen, water, and nutrients to the roots of the plants. Because of the design of the Tower Garden® system, the crops grow faster than they would in soil, and have to be harvested on a regular basis!
As shown in the photo below, aeroponic towers can be lined up in double rows for several hundred feet, creating extra-large plant sites of 120,000 to 250,000 plants per acre.
About Our Proprietary Aeroponic Plant Food
We feed the vertical aeroponic plants a water-based ionic mineral solution called “Aeroponic Power-Gro®”.
To achieve our mission of producing healthy food for people, we had to develop a stable, water-based ionic mineral solution to support the patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden® technology.
It took support from leading world experts in plant and human nutrition to develop the proprietary Aeroponic Power-Gro® plant food we use today.
Aeroponic Power-Gro® contains a wide range of specially formulated ionic minerals and plant nutrients. Aeroponic Power-Gro® is the world’s first high performance ionic mineral solution specifically designed for all types of food and flowering crops. The pH balanced blend of plant nutrients help stimulate plant roots, flowers, fruits, and leaves. Unlike conventional hydroponic fertilizers, the amazing Aeroponic Power-Gro® can be used to grow everything from gourmet lettuce and edible flowers to beautiful vine-ripened tomatoes.
Healthy plants packed with nutrition help create healthy people! Aeroponic Power-Gro® is loaded with minerals essential to vibrant human health!