AeroGarden…you grower you!

We decided a while back to see just what we could do with an AeroGarden.  I’m sure you have heard of these gadgets before.  I know they are sold at Macy’s but do not know where all you can buy them.  We got ours from a friend that was trying to grow something and couldn’t get it to work.  Maybe that has a different time pattern it needs light.  Who knows?!  Maybe he needs to buy a grow house in the Gwinnett County area like I have heard others have.  But, I digress.  We bought the Italian Herb kit to go along with it.  It’s fairly easy to get set up.  You buy the kit, place the little seeded containers into the machine floor and then fill the bottom with water.  You have to place some nutrient pills into the bottom in the water and then plug it in.  If you buy a new machine, there may be some special instructions as to what light cycles you have to set up or something.  Just read the owner’s manual before jumping into the project.

I have taken pictures of the growth of our herb garden.  The expanse of time is not known, but I can tell you that it hasn’t been long at all…maybe a matter of a few weeks.  After a few days (less than a week), we saw growth from each of the seed pods.

The beginning of the project.

Beginning of the project.

Within about 2-3 weeks

Within about 2-3 weeks

After 1.5 months

After 1.5 months

If you are at all interested in growing your own herbs and stop spending the money in grocery stores, this is a perfect little non-time consuming project.  We cook with various herbs and love being able to touch the basil plant and smell it on our fingers.  The basil is a monster plant and will not take long at all to start growing.  When you buy the kit, the pods will be placed in the EXACT order that they need to be inserted into the AeroGarden.  This is because the large plants go in the back and the smaller ones can grow at the pace they need to in the front.

Have fun with this great little machine!

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