Towers For Regular Crops:

The stackable sections of a regular tower are 19 cm high, 22 cm in diameter and feature 4 planting port per section.Towers can be configured as follows:

– 20 plants per tower – 1.4 m (height) – 5 stackable modular sections.
– 28 plants per tower – 1.8 m (height) – 7 stackable modular sections.
– 36 plants per tower – 2.1 m (height) – 9 stackable modular sections.
– 44 plants per tower – 2.5 m (height) – 11 stackable modular sections.
– 52 plants per tower – 2.9 m (height) – 13 stackable modular sections.

Towers For Microgreens / Baby Greens:

On a microgreens tower, the stackable sections are 9.5 cm high, 22 cm in diameter and feature 8 planting ports per stackable section.

– 80 plants per tower – 1.4 m (height) – 10 stackable modular sections.
– 112 plants per tower – 1.8 m (height) – 14 stackable modular sections.
– 144 plants per tower – 2.1 m (height) – 18 stackable modular sections.
– 176 plants per tower – 2.5 m (height) – 22 stackable modular sections.
– 208 plants per tower – 2.9 m (height) – 26 stackable modular sections.

For each stackable pot used on a regular tower (19 cm /4 planting ports), there are 2 stackable sections needed for the microgreens tower (9.5 cm/8 planting ports).

In other terms, the microgreen towers features 4 times more planting ports than the regular towers.

The size of the aeroponic towers used in a Tower Farm are the same for the regular towers as they are for the microgreens towers. However, the microgreens towers features 4 times more planting ports than the regular towers. This is why the tallest model has 52 planting ports for the regular towers and 208 planting ports for the microgreens model.

4 times the amount of plants on a tower means 4 times less space for the roots to grow. This is why the microgreens tower can only be used for growing microgreens and baby greens (baby greens are young plants which are 15 to 40 days old as opposed to 45 to 60 days for a mature plant/regular size).

In regards to crop yield, both tower model are equivalent. In fact, on a regular tower, whether growing 52 ×200 g per plant (10.4 kg) or whether growing 208 × 50 g per plant, it ends up being more less the same… Of course, some farmers harvest the baby greens when they are only 25 g to 50 g. In this case, although the total weight of the crop output for the microgreens tower weighs less than the crop yield of the regular tower, generally, baby greens sell for at least twice the price as regular crops.

When considering starting a Tower Farm, we recommend to purchase a minimum of 20% of microgreens towers and the rest for regular crops.