Welcome to about my My Aero Gardening website. My name is Yvonne; I love Aero Gardening plants in water without dirt! Since I was young, I have been growing plants in water, and Aero Gardening became my passion when it was first introduced in 2008. AeroGarden brought out the first system in 2006. It made headlines in Health and Wellbeing, “World’s First Kitchen Garden Appliance.” AeroGarden uses NASA’s aeroponic technology and grow lights.
I would like to share with you my love for growing plants in water without dirt, indoors. You can grow just about anything in an AeroGarden, for instance, flowers, herbs, salad leaves, and some vegetables can be grown in water, indoors throughout the year.
Welcome to my Aero Gardening home page.
The aim of my site is to
- grow plants in the AeroGarden
- provide information on AeroGarden models and the type of plants that you can grow
- be a place where you can come and learn about growing plants in an AeroGarden
- provide and enjoy a relaxing indoor activity
My goal for this website
- Is to ensure there is a reliable area for people to discover indoor Aero gardening
- Provide an informative site, where users can learn to grow plants or share their ideas
- To provide accurate and relevant information on growing plants indoors within the home.
My interest in growing plants in water stems from when I was young. I love gardening and often wondered about growing plants in a hydroponic system after I completed my Certificate in Horticulture in Queensland. One of the subjects, hydroponics, is growing plants without dirt. Regretably, we didn’t delve too much on this topic at the time, and AeroGardens were introduced much later.
I spent my childhood living in England before we migrated to Australia. During my younger years, I enjoyed collecting vegetable scraps from my mum. I would get the tops of the carrots and place them on the saucer with some water and watch them develop green stems and leaves.
My other collections of food scraps that I grew in the water included celery bottoms, lettuce crowns, flowering bulbs, onions, these scraps used to be given to out rabbits.
I’m not sure whose idea it was to provide me with this project, it could have been Dad, who was an avid garden lover, who loved growing his own vegetables.
When I started primary school, we learned to grow watercress, peas, beans on a piece of blotting paper that was once used for blotting up ink and watch them sprout. I don’t remember if we added any nutrients to those sprouts, but when we finished the project, the seedlings went to the groundsman, who would plant them in the school garden or dispose of them without our knowledge.
My First introduction to Aero Gardening
I hold a Certificate in Horticulture, which I competed in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. One of the topics covered was Hydroponics; growing plants in water and nutrients.
Some years later, we went to the Northern Territory, I started working in the hospitality industry. While there, I became interested to learn that they grew lettuce near Alice Springs in massive Hydroponic systems in water without dirt, in the desert. This really intrigued me because they didn’t have to rely on lettuce being transported from another state.
Gardening without dirt
My father lived in England; he used to have a small greenhouse where he would grow his seeds to make ready for spring planting. I often grew tomatoes during winter and other plants. It wasn’t until after his death that I thought he would have loved the idea of indoor gardening; growing his seeds and plants without having to venture out into the snow to check on his plants growing in pots with dirt, and making sure his greenhouse was at ambient temperature for plant growth.
During my research into the hydroponic system, I came upon a site that discussed an Aero Garden. I fell in love with this concept, and I thought about how other people, who do not have access to gardens because they live in high rise accommodation or for some other reason. Having the ability to pick fresh herbs, lettuce, tomatoes from one’s kitchen is ideal for the family, nursing homes, schools and seniors.
I want to Help Others
I want to share my passion for aero gardening, including ideas, tips and tricks, interact with beginners and advanced aero Gardner lovers. Aero gardening is a flexible indoor fun activity that is convenient and suitable for children and adults, imagine sharing the joy of watching your plants grow indoors and in water, in the kitchen or some other area within the home.
Once the crop is ready to harvest, picking something fresh for one of your favourite dishes, especially when you finish work late and the shops are closed.
Dried herbs are handy to have in the cupboard, but they never seem to have the same taste as fresh.
An interest in growing plants indoors in an aero garden is increasing all the time. It is ideal for anyone families, schools, colleges, businesses, restaurants and companies.
The Purpose of Aero Gardening
The purpose of the Aero Gardening website is to present the reader with factual information, tips, knowledge of equipment ideas and resources to help everyone enjoy growing plants indoors successfully.
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