The ZipGrow Blog

Our goal is to produce high-quality informative content to highlight the power of local food, small business, and delicious sustainable food can have in our communities and in our world.

 

A Letter from the Founders about Food Security

A Letter from the Founders about Food Security

File photo from 2018 - courtesy ChooseCornwall.ca / Bob PetersIn 2014 when we founded this company, food security was one of our main motivators. We felt that our food supply relied far too much on food miles instead of local food production and that technology could...

Plant Spacing in ZipGrow Towers

Plant Spacing in ZipGrow Towers

A common question we hear is 'how far apart should my plants be in a ZipGrow Tower?'   The Answer: "It Depends..." To figure out the best spacing, we recommend first and foremost that you consult the back of your seed packet. Here you'll find the recommended...

Getting the most out of Basil

Getting the most out of Basil

Who doesn't love Basil? Basil is a well-loved crop in almost every community. It can be sweet, savory, peppery, tangy, and it smells amazing. There are dozens of varieties, from spicy bush basil, to lemon basil, to Thai basil. It's been used some way in almost every...

Water Conservation in ZipGrow Systems

Water Conservation in ZipGrow Systems

Water conservation an increasing concern Especially in the drought-ridden west, water conservation is a topic of increasing concern. You're likely hearing about water in the news, across social media, and among friends—not just from farmers. Drought conditions and...

How Much Light Do My Seedlings Need?

How Much Light Do My Seedlings Need?

Duration of light exposure for seedlings Most  farmers use artificial lighting in specially made seedling systems in their farms. One really handy thing about artificial lights is that you can set them to turn on and off by themselves using timers. But...

A Focus on Lettuce

A Focus on Lettuce

Lettuce is one of the most popular crops in the world. Most restaurants will have a number of lettuce varieties on their menu, most grocery carts will include a head lettuce or bag of mixed greens. Lettuce is relatively easy to grow and has a reasonably quick turn...

Updated Crop Guide

Updated Crop Guide

Welcome to the new Guide One of the most common questions we get asked (and we get asked a lot of questions!) is ‘what can I grow in a ZipGrow tower?’. It’s a popular question for a reason – it’s one of the big ones you should be considering no matter whether you are...

The ZipGrow Blog Is Back!

The ZipGrow Blog Is Back!

The Blog Is Back! Let’s address the elephant in the room...our blog has taken a back seat the last few years and that makes us sad. Some of you may or may not have noticed, but it’s something we think is worth explaining. Though challenging, the events that have...

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ZIPGROW'S COVID-19 UPDATE

ZipGrow's online store is open and accepting orders. Our shipping times may be slightly longer than usual, as reported by UPS, our shipping partner. You can read more about how is UPS responding to the Coronavirus here.

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