We were privileged to have Steven Ritz speak at our Juice
Plus+ Conference last week – WOW! Watch his TED talk:
Steven and his Green Bronx Machine have embraced our Tower Garden by Juice Plus+.
Steven is a gifted and inspirational teacher; he and we are
spreading the same message.
Comparing traditional growing (with near perfect conditions) to Tower Garden growing, the researchers “compared the product yield, total phenolics, total flavonoids, and antioxidant properties in different leafy vegetables/herbs (basil, chard, parsley, and red kale) and fruit crops (bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and squash) grown in aeroponic growing systems (AG – Tower Garden) and in the field (FG). An average increase of about 19%, 8%, 65%, 21%, 53%, 35%, 7%, and 50% in the yield was recorded for basil, chard, red kale, parsley, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and squash, respectively, when grown in aeroponic systems, compared to that grown in the soil. Antioxidant properties of AG and FG crops were evaluated using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DDPH) and cellular antioxidant (CAA) assays. In general, the study shows that the plants grown in the aeroponic system had a higher yield and comparable phenolics, flavonoids, and antioxidant properties as compared to those grown in the soil.”
The study also confirmed that the Tower Gardens used less than 10% of the water and nutrients required by traditional growing methods.