Growing Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Vertical Gardening at Home4 min read

Welcome, Vertical People!

So, you’re thinking about taking the plunge into the wild world of vertical farming, huh? Buckle up, because we’re about to embark on a green adventure that’ll make your friends green with envy (pun intended). Say goodbye to sad, store-bought herbs, and hello to a homegrown paradise right in your living room! Or kitchen, or backyard, or front yard… where ever you have room! Let’s “grow”!(you know, like go, but more punny… no? ok.)

Getting Started: Planting Seeds of Inspiration

Now, you might be thinking, “But isn’t vertical farming complicated, and require thousands and thousands if not millions and millions of dollars?” Fear not, dear reader, for I am here to debunk that myth faster than you can say “photosynthesis.” Starting to grow your own fresh produce at home is easier than you think, and I will show you how to get started in 3 VERY simple steps.


Step 1: Assess Your SpaceScouting for Greenery Real Estate

First things first, take a look around your living space. Do you have a sunny window or a well-lit corner? Perfect! Vertical gardening thrives on natural light, so find a spot that gets plenty of sunshine throughout the day. And don’t worry if you’re working with limited space – vertical farming/gardening is all about maximizing vertical real estate, so even the tiniest apartment with poor natural light resources can become a green paradise. The beauty of vertical farming is you can grow healthy for you, non GMO, non pesticide/germicide/herbicide/anything-aside water(see what I did there?) and sometimes fish poop, in a dark room if need be with minimal space. Have you found your spot yet?


Step 2: Choose Your SetupLet’s Keep it Simple – The Farm Stand

Let’s talk about one of the best at home hydroponic growing systems on the market. If you want to learn more about how hydroponic systems work, check this post out, but for now let’s talk about The Farm Stand. If you just want an all in one system, I have to give it to “Lettuce Grow” and their Farm Stand Systems. When you get one of these amazing indoor or outdoor systems, you are not just buying the tower, they have actually done all of the thinking for you, so you can do the easiest part which is to simply start growing. These systems come with seedlings, grow cups, water pumps, analog timers, plant nutrients and scoops, pH Down kit, light rings, and more. It is literally a system all in one for you to start growing in just 3 weeks. Guys, this system requires ONLY 15 minutes of maintenance a week. That is like 2 minutes a day for 7 days. I know that the math does not add up, but seriously, that’s incredible. Not only that, but they have a companion app that tracks the growth of your garden and notifies you of when it is time to harvest your crops…. SERIOUSLY!? They make growing vegetables at home so easy.

What you can expect from Lettuce Grow:
Payments as low as $34/month
Grow produce inside or outside
Lettuce Grow offers Virtual Consultations – (Not many competitors offer this!)
Generous return policy
Ability to grow vegetables in less than 3 weeks
Featured in:
Fast Company
Food Network

The Farmstand Is Your Self-Watering, Self-Fertilizing Solution for an Easy to Grow Harvest

Step 3: Plant, Nurture, Harvest, RepeatFrom Seedlings to Superstars: Every Plant Parent’s Journey

With your Farm Stand dialed in and supplies at the ready, it’s time to put some seeds into those grow cups. Treat your green babies with care, shower them with love (not literally, they prefer water), and watch them flourish like the botanical rockstars they are. Bonus points if you serenade them with a plant-themed playlist.

Picture this: you wake up to the soothing sound of water trickling and the gentle hum of grow lights. You saunter over to your Farm Stand, coffee in hand, and marvel at the lush greenery before you. Basil, mint, and cilantro dance in the morning light, while cherry tomatoes and strawberries peek out from their cozy nooks. It’s a veritable cornucopia of freshness, all grown with your own two hands (and maybe a little help from Lettuce Grow too…)

Conclusion: The Sky’s the Limit (Well, Maybe Just the Ceiling)

And there you have it, folks – your crash course in vertical farming at home. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a curious newbie, there’s never been a better time to dive into the world of urban agriculture. So, get in your PJ’s(cuz you are growing at home), love those seedlings, and let’s get growing! Remember, there are no limits when it comes to vertical farming except the height of your ceiling.

Happy Farming, Folks!


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