Summer is almost here, Time to Grow your own food

Grow your own fruits and veggies and sell the produce you grow, give it away or enjoy fresh fruits and veggies on your own tower. Grows food in less time than in the dirt and there is no dirt needed for this garden. You can order one, two, or three of these at www.strauch.juiceplus.com.

Things you can grow on your very own tower, 

Grow your own vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers

Tower Garden® is versatile enough to grow almost any crop, including fruits and vegetables like tomatoes and lettuce, herbs, and flowers.

Plus, thanks to its aeroponic technology and specially formulated Tower Tonic®, you can produce these highly nutritious fruits and vegetables in less time than it takes in soil. Gourmet lettuce and other leafy greens grow quickly and can usually be harvested just 3 weeks after transplanting.

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Fruits and Vegetables

  • Beans: lima, bush, pole, shell, fava, green
  • Cucumbers
  • Lettuce, all types
  • Melons, all types
  • Peas, all types
  • Squash, all types
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes

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Herbs

  • Basil, all types
  • Cilantro
  • Lavender
  • Lemon grass
  • Mint, all types
  • Oregano
  • Parsley, leafy types only
  • Rosemary

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Flowers

Both edible and decorative flowers can be grown in Tower Garden.

  • Marigolds
  • Morning glory
  • Petunia
  • Phlox
  • Polygonum
  • Poppy
  • Ptilotus
  • Salpiglossis
  • Sunflowers

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Harvesting Herbs

For those of you with a Tower Garden, here is how you cut down the basil, cilantro, chives, etc. Message me to save on yours today!

Tower Garden, a convenient aeroponic vertical garden system, is great for growing herbs. This video illustrates the proper way to harvest basil, chives and parsley and preserve whatever you don’t use right away. Follow the harvesting steps outlined in the video to ensure your herbs stay healthy and continue producing delicious and nutritious yields. To learn more about Tower Garden, visit https://www.letsgrow.towergarden.com

Immune-boosting foods for cold & flu season from Dr. Joel Fuhrman

I never get a flu shot; I prefer to boost immunity through eating lots of immune-boosting foods and Juice PLUS! I know there are extenuating circumstances where some must have a flu shot. What if though, we ate more fruits and veggies plus take Juice Plus and grow our own organic produce at our house with Tower Garden?? This makes the best sense to me than eating bad foods and getting a flu shot.

Immune Boosting Foods

The weather is beginning to cool down, and soon cold and flu season will be upon us. Cold and flu are a larger burden than we may think. Between treatments, illness-compromised productivity, and lost workdays, it is estimated that the common cold alone costs the U.S. $40 billion each year.1

We all know the basics for reducing exposure – wash your hands, avoid touching your face, and avoid being exposed to people who are already ill. However, exposure to these viruses is not the only factor here – excellent nutrition can reduce our vulnerability to infection and reduce the length and severity of illness if we do become infected.

Many micronutrients are required to support proper function of the immune system, and phytochemicals from colorful produce have additional anti-microbial and immune-boosting effects.  A well-nourished body houses a high-functioning immune system.

Mushrooms
Mushrooms have a unique ability to activate the body’s natural immune defenses. Reishi and shiitake mushrooms enhance activity of natural killer (NK) cells, which attack cancerous and virus-infected cells.23 Shiitake mushrooms protect against influenza infection in animal studies.4-6 Fortunately though, it is not only exotic mushrooms that benefit the immune system. Eating white button mushrooms daily was found to enhance immune defenses in mucosal linings such as those in the mouth and respiratory tract.7 Dendritic cells are another type of immune cell that protects the respiratory tract, and their activity is also enhanced by white button mushroom phytochemicals.8

Cruciferous vegetables
The cruciferous family of vegetables includes kale, collards, mustard greens, arugula, watercress, broccoli, broccoli rabe, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and more. The bitter, spicy, or pungent flavors of these vegetables are provided by glucosinolates, which are converted into potent anti-cancer compounds called isothiocyanates (ITCs) upon chopping or chewing. In addition to their anti-cancer effects, ITCs also support the immune system and have antimicrobial properties. Cruciferous vegetable phytochemicals may enhance interferon activity, which is an important component of the body’s antiviral response.910

Berries
Berries are powerful anti-cancer foods that also offer protection against viruses. Antioxidants called flavonoids, which are abundant in berries, have antiviral activity.11  In fact, if you do get the flu, taking anthocyanin-rich elderberry juice may even shorten the duration of your symptoms.12-14 Berries and grapes are also rich in resveratrol, another antioxidant phytochemical with strong antiviral effects – resveratrol has been shown to block the replication of influenza and other respiratory viruses.15-17 Plus, strawberries are high in vitamin C, which protects immune cells from oxidative damage.18 The benefits of berries go far beyond cold & flu protection. Flavonoid antioxidants like those in berries are not just antioxidants – flavonoids also act on signaling within the cell leading to many beneficial effects: flavonoids activate the body’s natural detoxification enzymes, block the growth of cancer cells, decrease inflammation, and support proper blood pressure regulation.19  Berries (and pomegranates) are also extremely rich in another antioxidant called ellagic acid, a compound known to block cancer cell and tumor growth.20-22

Onions & garlic
There is no convincing evidence for using garlic supplements for symptoms of the common cold.23 However, eating garlic and onions daily has clear benefits when it comes to cancer prevention, and may also help to build immune defenses, including macrophage, T cell, and NK cell activity.2425Plus, several garlic phytochemicals have virus-killing activity against common respiratory viruses.26

By eating nutrient-dense plant foods (vegetables, fruits, beans, seeds and nuts) every day, you will provide your body with a spectrum of immunity-boosting phytochemicals, and you’ll get an additional perk too – these same foods protect against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other devastating chronic illnesses.

Source for picture and article: http://elixirliving.com/immune-boosting-foods-for-cold-flu-season/

Choose Your Foods Wisely!

In our fast paced world, it’s sometimes difficult to always eat the right foods. With this visual, see how the stomach fills up with the right foods. Get a sandwich baggie and fill it with veggies, fruits, nuts and/or non GMO crackers and carry with you to work or play. Purposely choose to eat better because we truly are what we eat. Juice Plus can help you get those healthy cravings again. Look at the overwhelming science of our company at www.strauchjuiceplus.com. If you would like to grow your own veggies, look at www.letsgrow.towergarden.com. It changed our lives and made us healthier and we lost weight. That was an extra bonus. We care about your health as well as ours. Choose wisely.

Grow your own Food with the Tower Garden

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OK folks….here is my experiment.

Purchased enough greens (spinach and spring mix) for two for one week (and we are talking a small salad), 1 cuke 1 zucchini, 1 summer squash, 1 gr pepper, 4 vine ripe tomatoes, 1 small bunch broccoli and some basil…most, but not all, organic.

The cost? $21.68 from our local Walmart. So for one month, that would be ~$80…and that’s not even counting “other” fresh produce I hope most folks are eating.

The cost of the Tower Garden/month? $42 + taxes/mo x 1 year (which incl. everything you need to get started)…and then it is paid for and returns your $$ year after year ! This is how I figure that my Tower Garden really didn’t cost me “anything”!! I would be buying even more than it is producing anyway! Just had to share my experiment.

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