Firstly, one of the most significant advantages of growing cucurbits on Tower Garden is that you can grow more of them in less space. By using a vertical growing system, you can stack the plants on top of one another, which means that you can grow more plants in a smaller area. This is truly helpful for those who have limited outdoor space or who live in an apartment or urban setting (please note that when planting cucurbits, you will need a grow cage).
Secondly, Tower Garden is an excellent way to grow cucurbits because it allows you to control the environment in which they grow. With a traditional garden, you have to contend with pests, soil-borne diseases, and weather conditions. However, with Tower Garden, you can grow your crops off the ground, and the risk of pests and diseases is significantly reduced.
Let’s take a look at a few different varieties of cucurbits that you can grow on Tower Garden:
- Cucumber – Cucumbers are one of the most popular types of cucurbits, and they are perfect for growing on Tower Garden. Some of the best varieties to grow include Straight Eight, Marketmore, Suyo, and Lemon.
- Squash – Squash is another popular cucurbit, and it comes in many different varieties. Some of the best types of squash to grow on Tower Garden include Zucchini, Crookneck, and Butternut.
- Melon – Melons are a delicious and refreshing fruit, and they are perfect for growing on Tower Garden. Some of the best varieties to grow include Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Watermelon.
- Pumpkin – Pumpkins are a favorite in the fall, and they are great for carving, baking, and making pies. Some of the best varieties to grow include Sugar Pie, Cinderella, and Jack O’Lantern.
- Gourds – Gourds are a unique type of cucurbit that come in many different shapes and sizes. Some of the best types to grow on Tower Garden include Bottle gourds, Birdhouse gourds, and calabash gourds as well as ornamental gourds.
Aside from the five main categories of cucurbits mentioned above, loofah sponges, kiwanos and cucamelons also thrive when grown using Tower Garden technology whether at home or in the aeroponic towers of a commercial Tower Farm.