-Extend Your Growing Seasons with the Tower Greenhouse and
Attention Tower Gardeners:
-Reflective Tower Thermal Barrier Fabric,
-Tower Solar Pump Kits for offgrid Towergardening,
-Tower Transporter for easy moving,
-Organic Tower-Ready Edible Seedlings in San Diego
-Extend Your Growing Seasons with the Tower Greenhouse and
The top left photo shows our easy setup ClearDome Tower Greenhouse for winter frost, snow and wind protection down to the low 20 degree range (when a water heater is added to the tank water), and the right photo shows how the UV and freeze protected film opens on days above 50 degrees F.
Here's an example of overnight frost damage to unprotected tomato plants growing on a Tower Garden after a night of below freezing temperatures, bottom left photo, while the right photo shows a a thriving, unaffected tomato plant inside the ClearDome Tower Greenhouse the same morning. A tank water heater and the greenhouse helped keep air and plant temps about 10 degrees warmer than ambient outside temperatures.
Our reflective Thermal Barrier Barrier Fabric, shown below, can replace the greenhouse film to help protect plants from summer heat damage. Scroll down to see the Tower Greenhouse frame with the metal support stand for use on pavement instead of dirt, shown above. Questions? Want to learn more about our wide variety of hundreds of Tower-ready edible gourmet food, flower and herb seedlings?
Please contact San Diego Tower Garden distributor and trainer Deris Jeannette for more details and make an appointment for pickup. Each Tower-ready seedling in rock wool costs only $1.50. email@example.com, or call 619/990-7977. They are now available to pick up and order online and ship by mail to California customers.
If you are not growing your own pure and healthy food or medicinal cannibus at home using an aeroponic growing system, have a look at this informative web page for five easy tips on how to simplify and speed the growing process without soil.
These unique products are custom designed and extensively tested by ClearDome Solar Thermal to be used by experienced Tower Gardeners that have already purchased their aeroponic Tower Garden vertical food growing systems (right) made by Juice Plus+.
Tower Garden uses the most advanced aeroponic gardening technology to grow over 35 types of veggies, fruits, many herbs (including medicinal herbs) and flowers 50% faster than growing in earth or hydroponically. It is a professional, industrial grade vertical growing system now being used to grow local fruits and veggies for numerous restaurants, schools and large urban farms around the country. If you do not yet own a Tower Garden and would like to learn how it can grow your own delicious, highly nutritious food, please click here for more information.
And, have a look at this remarkable detailed scientific study from the University of Mississippi that was recently published showing an increase of yield by up to 65% for eight different types of greens and other food plants compared to the same types of field grown plants.
It also shows that Tower Garden grown food plants have comparable or better phenolics, flavonoids, and antioxidant properties as the same field grown plants when picked a peak ripeness. While the study did not mention how much loss of these properties there is when food plants are picked 1-2 weeks before they are ripe, as are most store-bought food. Plus, it did not mention the loss of flavor or vital nutrients, which by many estimates can be as much as 30-40% by plants picked before their prime.
Growing your own fresh food at home with a Tower Garden means you always will get maximum ripeness, critical plant properties, taste and nutrition with no harmful chemical toxins from synthetic oil-based fertilizers or non-organic plant sprays.
Tower Garden distributors or customers that have already purchased their aeroponic Tower Garden from Juice Plus+ now have more ways and new ideas about how to extend the food growing season in summer and winter, eliminate plant loss and damage from birds, animals, loss of power with our new solar pump kits, and thermal or wind damage on extreme hot and cold days, thanks to ClearDome Solar Thermal in San Diego, CA.
For upcoming public Tower Garden demonstration dates in San Diego, California, including our monthly Saturday afternoon introduction to Tower Garden and JuicePlus+, and to purchase a wide variety of hundreds of organic/non-GMO edible Tower Garden seedlings (left) in San Diego, or any TG related questions contact San Diego distributor and trainer Deris Jeannette at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 619/990-7977.
Tower and Earth Gardeners Can Protect Food Plants
From Weather Extremes, Bird and Animal Intrusion
We now have two types of Tower Solar pump kits (shown below) available for keeping the water flowing in your Tower Garden during power outages and for growing off the grid where wall power is not available.
While some of these attachments like the Tower Greenhouse or ClearDome Towernet can also be used with earth, box or pot gardens, these products are specially designed for the Tower Garden by ClearDome Solar Thermal and are not available anywhere else. The complete Tower Garden Food Growing system and a number of other standard Tower Garden options are available to order online from the same web page where you placed your original order so we suggest looking through those items first because many can be used with our add-ons.
More new products are upcoming, including a compact portable Veggie Garden 2go hydroponic growing system for many rooted, medicinal and seasoning herbs and spices, and other plants you can't or don't want to grow in Tower Garden. We encourage any new ideas for improving your Tower Garden growing experience, so tell us what kinds of product add-ons would by helpful, or send your questions by email to product designer Deris Jeannette: email@example.com
ClearDome Tower Greenhouse for severe weather protection- p> To help protect food growing plants in winter, our portable, collapsible ClearDome Tower Greenhouse will completely surround your Tower Garden to increase inside solar heating in daylight by as much as 40 degrees F, help preserve warmth at night, and protect against wind, hail and snow storms, and increase humidity levels, even with the optional Tower Garden Tomato Cage in place. Plants have ample room to grow out or above the optional cage, or you can attach your own plant support lines or plastic plant tape to the 7 foot tall galvanized metal frame poles to support branches or food. There's even enough room for plants to grow above two additional tower plant section add-on extensions.
Our simple easy-to-assemble design (shown in the top two photos above) allows you to push the bottom of the galvanized metal frame poles into optional plastic sleeves pushed into dirt or sand, or attach them to the included metal support stand (left) when on flat, level ground. The Tower Garden sits directly over the stand base to better secure the frame. Both configurations provide ample wind support and can be dis-assembled in about 10 minutes.
We use one of the most durable (rated minimum 4-5 years use) UV-treated, highly transparent clear greenhouse film that completely surrounds the frame poles which allows 92% of full spectrum sunlight to pass through to the plants. It is easily installed and removed with attached grommets at the top and removable push-on pole clips on the sides so you can partially or fully open to check the plants, harvest food, add water, or remove the film and add our optional Thermal Barrier Fabric (shown below) to reduce the plant and water temperatures on warm days.
Towernet repels birds and critters
Our new custom ClearDome Towernet, right photo, is now available to prevent hungry birds and animals like deer, raccoons, or pets from eating your tasty food. However it will still allow small pollinating flying insects to pass through.
Towernet is a lightweight, but strong wide-weaved (1") non-toxic UV resist plastic net that can be supported by the Tower Greenhouse frame, left photo, the optional Tomato Cage (ordered from the Juice Plus+ Tower Garden web store) or your own support structure. When supported by our Greenhouse Frame it and the other fabrics are farther from the plants so they have more room to grow.
It can also be used to support vine plants like peas, beans or cucumbers. It comes in three sizes: small, to support vines without the frame, the standard fully assembled Tower Garden size, a larger 10' x 25' net and a discounted bulk order size starting at 10' by 30' or longer, for even larger uses-- for multiple Tower Garden or other assorted garden or camping uses. Flying insects that pollinate blooming plants can still reach the plants through the net.
Use the PayPal order links below to place your order. To order bulk Towernet, it comes 10' wide by a minimum of 30' and maximum of 100' long. Multiply the length times the width to figure how many square feet you need and type that number in the quantity box.
For increased freeze protection, add water heater to tank.
An optional 200 watt aquarium tank water heater should be used to keep water in the ideal 60-70 degree F temperature range, and can be ordered from pet supply outlets or soon on main Tower Garden by Juice Plus+ order page when available. The heated water radiates from the Tower and adds about 7-10 degrees to the air temperature inside the greenhouse at night.
On cold winter sunny days when the greenhouse film is completely closed, inside temperatures will stay about 30-40 degrees warmer than the outside air. By opening the film slightly the temperature will drop about 10 degrees from that. Open even more and the temperature drops more, so it's easy to regulate the temperature and reduce humidity on dry days to keep your plants comfortable and maximize growing. In warmer areas like the Southern States, food can be grown all year if cool or warm season plants are grown at the right time of year.
Here's an added bonus if you also have an earth, box or pot garden and want to protect the plants from severe weather problems: If the the same greenhouse support poles are assembled slightly different from the standard tower design, the length of the tower will extend horizontally instead of up. Thermal Barrier Fabric can be attached for better hot weather protection and ClearDome Towernet can be attached to prevent bird, rodent and animal intrusion.
We're finished with our second year of intensive testing and final improvements to the prototype ClearDome Tower Greenhouse design and it and the fabrics are now available to purchase by using the PayPal order links below.
Please click the down button in the box for discounted options when you add either of the two fabrics to your Greenhouse order. Plus, we will pay the additional shipping cost when either of the options are selected. You can also order just the fabrics without the greenhouse. Allow at least 2-3 weeks for delivery. Please check for availability and processing time first before ordering
Power your Tower with our two new Solar Pump Kits -
When the wall, or grid power fails, the 110 volt pump in your Tower Garden shuts down and will not restart until power returns. Normally plants require water circulation a minimum of 15 minutes at least once an hour on sunny days to prevent possible wilting or damage, so our Tower Solar Pump Kits can reduce or eliminate the chance of power outage plant damage and become a reliable daytime water circulation power source, even on overcast days.
Our simple Solar backup Pump Kit (right photo) is easy to set up, very affordable at $149, and requires no battery, timer or inverter--only direct sunlight--to keep a high efficiency, low power DC pump running when it is sunny or partly cloudy. It operates independent of the standard AC pump.
Just unscrew the blue flexible water tube from the AC pump and screw it into our solar DC pump, place it back in the water, then connect the power cord to the solar electric panel and point it at the sun (in summer it can lay flat on the ground). The water will flow instantly through the tower as long as there is enough sunlight. If you live near the coast and get lots of foggy or overcast skies, The off-grid pump with a larger panel or battery would be a better option. Since this is temporary backup, a timer is not needed. It can be set in front of the Tower.
At night and on many heavy overcast days, the roots tend to stay moist with no water circulation if it's not too windy or hot. If possible, one or two manual waterings every hour or two in the day are usually enough to keep them happy if the pump is not running. For continuous healthy plant growth even on overcast days and night, the timed on/off pumping cycle with the Offgrid Solar Pump Kit is best.
The Off Grid Solar Pump Kit (tall photo on left) is compact, at 2' across, lightweight at 11 pounds, and self contained. If your Tower normally receives all day sun, this pump kit will work full time without being connected to wall power. The complete kit is $349.
The battery, a compact solar charge controller, and DC programmable timer are all connected together and enclosed inside a water resistant housing that is connected to the back side of the highly efficient 20 watt PV panel. A 12' power line extends from the housing, and that timed power line is what turns your DC pump on and off to circulate the Tower water and nutrients day and night. The screw-on pump connection is the same for both pump kits.
A second short waterproof connector from the housing can be used for connecting a larger optional 7 amp hour gel cell backup battery for extended cloudy days, or could also be used for remote irrigation needs, ponds, and to charge your cell phone, or I-pad-type computer while you are using it, when not connected to the tower pump. You will find that it is an excellent power backup for day or night use. The internal 5 amp hour gel cell battery is powerful enough to power your Tower Garden pump indoors all day using the timer, and with no sun shining on the panel for a day, so it is ideal for demonstrations or displays where there is no wall power.
Powering the standard AC pump that comes with your Tower Garden when running on solar energy requires a power inverter to convert the DC power from the battery to AC wall power, and that, including an AC timer, uses much more energy and requires a waterproof enclosure, a much larger PV panel and battery. The inverter and a timer will continuously slowly drain the battery at night or on overcast days when the sun power is low. Our simple and highly efficient DC-only design does not drain power until the pump turns on, but if is in full sun the panel will still add a trickle charge to the battery when the pump is running.
Both Solar Pump kits are easy to set up, but you will need a south facing sunny, partly cloudy or a light overcast day for it to work properly. The Offgrid Pump Kit panel can be placed in front of the Tower on the ground, or mounted above the Tower on a pole, or as is show in the photo, on a roof trim board, or a wall that gets ample most sunlight. It can run for about two dark overcast days. If you find that your location does not have enough sunny days, you should consider adding our larger optional 7 amp hour gel cell backup battery.
It will more than double the number of dark overcast days the pump will run. It plugs into the second power connector on the box. You will see the backup battery option in the drop down window of the order link below. Three of our four Tower Gardens in San Diego have been solar powered for over a year with no problems while growing lots of great tasting food in the Tower Garden. And another off-grid Solar Pump Kit is being used to power the pump for our Tower-ready edible seedlings growing area where nearly 1.000 new food plants are being grown using only 15 gallons of water per week.
We are working on multiple Offgrid Tower Solar Pump kits and they will be available in coming months. To order either pump kit, please use the PayPal order links below. The first order link is for the Simple Backup Pump Kit #1 and the Off-Grid Pump Kit #2 order link is below it. We are expecting a large number of orders, so processing will take at least 2-3 weeks before shipping. For questions, please contact San Diego Tower Garden distributor and product designer Deris Jeannette at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619/990-7977.
Click to order the Tower Backup Solar Pump Kit #1-Transporting a Tower Garden to another location, like to a demonstration, when it is loaded with plants has been a challenge for Tower Gardeners because of extended root systems that can pass through multiple plant sections and because of plants with long stems and those loaded with veggies could break or fall off. Plus, the weight of a full Tower Garden water tank is over 200 pounds, so water needs to be drained and re-filled every time it is moved.
Click to order the Tower Off-Grid Solar Pump Kit #2-
Expect at least a 2-3 week processing time. As demand increases, please check for availability.
Relocate your Tower and plants with ease using the Tower Transporter
Here is an easy way to transport your "show Tower" with minimal effort. This specially designed 5 gallon transporting accessory container is food-safe, very durable and has our highly reflective SolaReflex Foil wrapped around the base to prevent solar overheating the water on hot days.
When configured as an optional growing system, It will come with a highly efficient solar or battery DC powered pump and solar electric panel that will keep water flowing on sunny and partly cloudy days outdoors, or indoors with a battery or plug-in power supply and timer.
The time-consuming need to carefully extract each plant from the planting ports without damaging the roots or stems, then place in a container with water before completely breaking down the Tower will be eliminated by using the Tower Transporter from ClearDome Solar Thermal. A PayPal order link will be added to this page in coming weeks to place your order.
It is a non-toxic, food safe black plastic container with a splash-resistant lid that will hold two connected Tower plant sections loaded with small to medium size plants. Up to eight plants will fit into the Transporter at a time, using your own Tower plant sections. Most cars or trucks have enough seat head room to fit even well-grown plants. We suggest using smaller plants, if possible, to reduce the chance of damage. Use a second Transporter for additional plant sections
About 2-3 gallons of Tower Tonic nutrient-rich water should be added to lower the center of gravity and reduce the chance of tipping when being moved in a vehicle. You can order Tower Extension kits from your Tower Garden order page, then grow plants in them to transport, or disassemble four of the Tower Garden plant sections from your own Tower with plants and insert two of them in each Transporter. The lid and top shower cap cover can come from your own tower or can be ordered from distributor support.
Transporters with plants can be hand carried to the seat or floor of your car or truck. Seat belts or straps should then be wrapped around the container, to make it secure and help hold it in place while the vehicle is moving, much like a human passenger.
One you arrive at the destination with the Tower Transporter, unload the plants and carefully re-attach your Tower Garden sections on to the full size unit. If you leave the bottom plant section free of plants for a demonstration, it's much easier to show how the water falls through the sections, and it sounds like a waterfall. Only 5-7 gallons of water is needed in the tank for good circulation, or you can place the Transporter inside the tank below the tower to catch the flowing water.
As an added bonus, you can also grow many types of large vines or bushy type plants in it that you might not want to grow in your full-size Tower because they get too large and block sunlight from other plants or need more space to grow, such as melons, squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
To grow medicinal pot and root plants we suggest using our new solar powered hydroponic Veggie Garden2go growing system, available in coming weeks. Over two dozen states allow growing your own medicinal marijuana at home, but check local laws for your area if you plan to grow your own. Please note: The first available solar Veggie Garden2go hydroponic growing system will be available in coming weeks. It is compact, and has a solar powered self-watering pump and also grows root plants like potatoes, carrots, garlic and beets, which cannot be grown in Tower Garden.
Indoor food, flower and pot growers can increase plant productivity by installing our SolaReflex and Snow White CoolTarps on the walls and floors. Click on the link for more details.
For questions, please contact San Diego Tower Garden distributor and product designer Deris Jeannette at: email@example.com or call 619/990-7977.
Reduce summer heat & wind with Tower Thermal Barrier Fabric
In the warmest summer months, our reflective Tower Thermal Barrier Fabric will reflect 70% of the sun's heat away from plants while allowing 45% of strong, filtered sunlight pass to through. It works best when suspended above the plants about one to four feet, on our Tower Greenhouse Frame, on a patio cover, or your own home made metal or wooden frame. It is attached to the greenhouse frame in this photo with our special pole clips, but only on two of the four sides-- facing south-- which is the front sun exposure of the Tower Garden.
We suggest not completely covering the north, east and west sides of the Tower to allow unfiltered early morning and late afternoon direct and reflected sunlight on the plants, shown in the back side close-up photo. Also, to reduce any chance of catching or breaking a branch and dislodging fruit, the fabric should not be laid directly on the plants or tower.
While it does help slightly to reduce light winter freezing damage when it completely surrounds the tower, our clear Tower Greenhouse Film (top of page) is much more effective at trapping up to 8-10 degrees of warm air around the tower and plants when combined with a 200 watt water heater in the tank.
Keep Tower tank water cooler in summer and warmer in winter for better growth
On the warmest days, it's important to keep the tank water temperature below 90 degrees F or the plant roots will slow down or stop water and nutrient transpiration (natural pumping) to the plant above, causing drooping and possible damage. And in winter when you use an optional 200 watt water heater, save energy and reduce heat loss with our Tower SolaReflex Foil Wrap. Set the thermostat at 72 degrees F and the plants will grow faster than at colder temps, while reducing frost damage.
Wrapping the water tank with a durable, highly reflective material like our 97% reflective SolaReflex Foil wrap will reflect away nearly all of the direct sun's heat energy and absorbed radiated heat from the ground to maintain cooler temperatures in summer. In winter the warmth from the heated water is reflected back to the tank where the foil is attached. It's easily installed around the bottom of the Tower Garden tank, shown in the left photo.
Click here to order $14 reflective Tower SolaReflex Foil Wrap
for your Tower Garden Water Tank
Water stores both hot and cold temperatures really well because of it's high density, so cooler night temperatures are absorbed by the water, and when the sun's heat is prevented from touching the tank surface, water temperatures will stay much cooler longer.
SolaReflex Foil is one of the most reflective materials made and is very strong and weatherproof for years of use. It is available in a custom 12" by 7' size, so it is just the right size to secure it to the water tank in only minutes.
Another method of water temperature regulation is to dig a 10" hole in the ground and place the water tank in it so at least 4" of upper tank is visible. The cooler temperature below the ground keeps the water cooler since only a small amount of sunlight will fall on the tank. Adding SolaReflex Foil stops nearly all solar heat gain to the tank.
More new Tower Garden add-ons are being developed and we encourage ideas for other products that can make yours even better. Watch for our clear rodent film protection film to keep rats, mice, squirrels and other varmints from climbing on and eating your tasty Tower edible plants.
To order your own Tower Garden, please click here, and to answer questions regarding Tower Garden distributor information or for more details on current availability of any of the products above, please contact San Diego Tower Garden distributor Deris Jeannette at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619/990-7977.
For Juice Plus+ products and distributor information call Sky Jeannette at 858/677-0707, or email her at: email@example.com. To learn more about the next best thing to fruits and veggies at her Juice Plus+ home page click here: Sky4health.com.
To learn more about our many other unique solar thermal products available from ClearDome Solar Thermal click on these product links:
SolaReflex and Snow White CoolTarps=cool roofs/walls· Heating drapes/Thermal barrier fabric · 5 easy grow-your-own tips · BISFA (solar forced air) heating panels
SolaReflex AA Octagon Parabolic solar cooker · SolarReflex 97% diffused reflector foil · SolaReflex Mirror Film and SolaReflex AA 95% mirror reflector and daylighting panels · Stovetop and Solar Still Water Purifier/Pasteurizer · New 3rd Gen. Spa/pool Water Heating Film · Lightweight Wood Pellet Biofuel cooker
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