Awesome Herbs for your AeroGarden

Since AeroGardens hit the retail market in 2008, there has been an increase in various herbs that can be grown successfully, indoors in one of these units. Aero gardening awesome herbs have never been so easy.

Gardeners or Horticulturists say herbs grow best in sunlight, good drainage with regular watering, especially during dry weather. If you grow them in pots, you will need to water them every day, maybe twice during heatwaves.  However, these days you can now select a range of Seed Pod kits for your AeroGarden to suit your culinary needs and grow them indoors quite successfully without any skills.

There is nothing nicer than fresh herbs in a recipe. Imagine adding Thai Basil to Garlic prawns. It gives the meal a complete lift from the traditional ingredients. You wash the leaves under cold running water. Rip the leaves with your hands and stir them in your dish to add some flavour, your meal is ready.

Herbs growing in my AeroGarden Harvest 360 6 pod.
Healthy herbs growing in an AeroGarden

Which Herbs will you choose to grow in your AeroGarden?

Depending on which are your most favourite herbs, there is nothing compared to freshly grown herbs that contain higher nutrients than the ones grown in the soil. 

You will love choosing from the wide range of herbs and growing them indoors and harvesting them anytime after 4 weeks is fantastic! 

If you want to grow herbs you can choose anyone of these kits below:

  • Asian
  • Chimichurri
  • Cocktail & Mocktail
  • Fresh Tea
  • Gourmet
  • Herb Lover’s
  • International Basil
  • Italian
  • Lots of Lavender
  • Pesto
  • Pizza
  • Rosemary
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Traditional Medicinal

Each of these variety of herb kits are listed below and contain the nutritional value of each kit. 

It takes about 4 weeks for herbs to be ready for harvest. And, once you have pruned your first crop, you will be harvesting at least twice a week!

Each Kit contains nutritional herbs

Asian Herbs Seed Pod Kit (7, 9 pod)

  • Shungiku: The leaves can be eaten, from the Chrysanthemum family. Nutritional value: Carotene, vitamin B2 and C, Calcium and iron
  • Mitsuba: The Japanese Parsley, used in cooking of Japanese or Chinese food. It has three leaves grown on tall, skinny stems. High in Potassium, Vitamin A, C, Calcium and Iron.
  • Mint: Nutritional value includes vitamin A, Iron, Manganese and Folate
  • Holy Basil is also known as the Queen of Herbs: High in the nutritional value of vitamin A and C, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, and Chlorophyll
  • Thai Basil: Chopped fresh leaves contain, vitamin A and K, Calcium, iron and Manganese
  • Chives: Vitamin C, Carotene Calcium, vitamins B1 and B12, K, folate A, and potassium
  • Cilantro: Rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids and phenolic compounds, vitamin A, B, E K, Folate, Potassium and Magnesium

==If you want to know more about Basil click here==

Chimichurri Seed Pod Kit (3, 6,9, 12 Pod) (South American Flavour)

  • Cilantro: Rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids and phenolic compounds, vitamin A, V, E K, Folate, Potassium and Magnesium
  • Oregano: Vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals including iron, calcium and magnesium
  • Italian Parsley: Vitamins A, K, and C, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium

Cocktail & Mocktail seed Pod Kit (7 Pod)

  • Mint: Nutritional value includes vitamin A, Iron, Manganese and Folate
  • Lavender: Eat in small amounts. Vitamin A, Calcium, iron, 
  • Genovese Basil Vitamin A, K, Calcium, Iron and Manganese
  • Dill: Vitamin A, C, Calcium and Iron
  • Thai Basil Chopped fresh leaves contain, vitamin A and K, Calcium, iron and Manganese
  • Lime Basil: Vitamin K, A and C, Calcium, iron, copper, magnesium and folate including antioxidants

Fresh Tea Seed Kit (3 Pod)

  • Lavender: Eat in small amounts. Vitamin A, Calcium, iron
  • Mint: Nutritional value includes vitamin A, Iron, Manganese and Folate
  • Chamomile: Vitamin A, Calcium

Gourmet Herb Seeds Pod Kit (3, 6, 7, & 9 pod)

  • Genovese Basil Vitamin A, K, Calcium, Iron and Manganese
  • Thai Basil chopped fresh leaves contain, vitamin A and K, Calcium, iron and Manganese
  • Curly Parsley: Vitamin A, C, and K, Folate, and Potassium
  • Thyme: Vitamin C, A, copper, fibre, iron and manganese
  • Chive: Vitamin C, Carotene Calcium, vitamins B1 and B12, K, folate A, and potassium
  • Mint: Nutritional value includes vitamin A, Iron, Manganese and Folate
  • Dill: Vitamin A, C, Calcium and Iron

==If you want to know more about Dill click here==

Herb Lover’s Seed Pod Kit (12 pod)

  • Genovese Basil: Vitamin A, K, Calcium, Iron and Manganese
  • Lemon Basil: Vitamin A, K, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, calcium and vitamin C
  • Napolitano Vitamin K, A and C, Calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and folate
  • Thai Basil chopped fresh leaves contain, vitamin A and K, Calcium, iron and Manganese
  • Chives: Vitamin C, Carotene Calcium, vitamins B1 and B12, K, folate A, and potassium
  • Cilantro: Rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids and phenolic compounds, vitamin A, V, E K, Folate, Potassium and Magnesium
  • Dill: Vitamin A, C, Calcium and Iron
  • Mint: Nutritional value includes vitamin A, Iron, Manganese and Folate
  • Oregano: Vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals including iron, calcium and magnesium, iron, copper and folate.
  • Italian Parsley: Vitamins A, K, and C, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium
  • Sage: Vitamin K, A, C and E, magnesium, zinc, and copper
  • Thyme: Vitamin C, A, copper, fibre, iron and manganese

International Basil Seed Pod Kit (6, 7 & 9 pod)

7 varieties of Basil

  • Genovese: Vitamin A, K, Calcium, Iron and Manganese
  • Napolitano: Vitamin K, A and C, Calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and folate
  • Marseille: Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Iron and Vitamin A
  • Lemon: Vitamin A, K, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, calcium and vitamin C
  • Thai: Chopped fresh leaves contain, vitamin A and K, Calcium, iron and Manganese
  • Globe: Vitamin K, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium 
  • Purple: Vitamin A, B6, B 12, C, D, E, K, folate, Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium Selenium, Sodium and Zinc

Italian Herb Seed Pod Kit (7 pod)

  • Genovese Basil: Vitamin A, K, Calcium, Iron and Manganese
  • Italian Parsley: Vitamins A, K, and C, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium
  • Oregano: Vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals including iron, calcium and magnesium, iron, copper and folate.
  • Savory: Niacin, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, phosphorus, selenium and zinc
  • Thyme: Vitamin C, A, copper, fiber, iron and manganese
  • Chives: Vitamin C, Carotene Calcium, vitamins B1 and B12, K, folate A, and potassium
  • Mint: Nutritional value includes vitamin A, Iron, Manganese and Folate

Lots of Lavender Seed Pod Kit (3, 6 Pod)

Purple Elegance Lavender Grow Pods. Eat in small amounts. Vitamin A, Calcium, iron.

Pesto Basil Seed Pod Kit (3, 7 & 9 Pod)

Genovese Basil Vitamin A, K, Calcium, Iron and Manganese

Pizza Herb Seed Pod Kit (6, 7, 9 Pod)

  • Genovese Basil: Vitamin A, K, Calcium, Iron and Manganese
  • Oregano: Vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals including iron, calcium and magnesium, iron, copper and folate
  • Chives: Vitamin C, Carotene Calcium, vitamins B1 and B12, K, folate A, and potassium
  • Thyme: Vitamin C, A, copper, fiber, iron and manganese

Rosemary Seed Pod Kit (3, 7 Pod)

Iron, Calcium and vitamins A, C, and B6.

Scarborough Fair Seed Pod Kit (6, 9 pod)

  • Parsley: Vitamin A, C, and K, Folate, and Potassium
  • Sage: Vitamin K, A, C and E, magnesium, zinc, and copper
  • Rosemary: Iron, Calcium and vitamins A, C, and B6
  • Thyme: Vitamin C, A, copper, fiber, iron and manganese

Traditional Medicinal Herbs Seed Pod Kit (7, 9 Pod)

  • Chamomile: Vitamin A, Calcium
  • Mint: Nutritional value includes vitamin A, Iron, Manganese and Folate
  • Holy Basil: High in nutritional value of vitamin A and C, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, and Chlorophyll
  • Curly Parsley: Vitamin A, C, and K, Folate, and Potassium
  • Thyme: Vitamin C, A, copper, fiber, iron and manganese
  • Cilantro: Rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids and phenolic compounds, vitamin A, V, E K, Folate, Potassium and Magnesium
  • Sage: Vitamin K, A, C and E, magnesium, zinc, and copper

==If you want to know more about Parsley click here==

The benefits outweigh the cons

PROSCONS
Easy to set upSome herbs may not grow well
Add water and nutrients is so simple to doMizuna may be planted in the seed pods and not Mitsuma
Quick germination of some seeds – mine took 4 days but the recommended day for germination is between 7 to `14 daysPods may contain the wrong plant
Harvest from 4 weeks to 6 weeksSome herbs may not sprout at all
Continual harvest for up to 6 months or longerHerbs may take longer to sprout
Seeds are tested for quality growth, colour and yieldMay need extra time to sprout and grow
Guaranteed Non-GMO seedsHerbs should have sprouted and started to grow by 21 days
Seeds are not treated with herbicides or pesticides
100% germination guarantee – if a pod does not germinate – replacement if free
Canadian Sphagnum peat is used for the seeds
No soil, therefore, no mess
Herbs will grow all year round
Fun activity for the whole family

What will the kit contain?

The kit will contain:

  • Seed Pods (depending on the number 2, 6, 7, 9, 12, 24)
  • Herbs (depending on the selection you have chosen)
  • Liquid Plant food that is specially made formula
  • Grow Domes
  • Step by step instructions

A final note

If you are a novice, I would suggest choosing one of the kits above, but if you wish to experiment with herbs not listed above, you can purchase from Amazon a Grow Anything Seed Pod Kit and use a selection of herbs of your choosing. Experimenting with growing herbs is a fantastic activity that the whole family will love!

My reviews are based on my personal own experience and research. I never recommend poor quality products or create false reviews to make sales. It is my intention to explain products so you can make an informed decision on which ones suit your needs best. If you have any questions about this post’s content, please leave a comment below I would love to hear what you think about the article.

Yvonne
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8 thoughts on “Awesome Herbs for your AeroGarden

  1. Matt Lin says:

    Hi Yvonne,

    The names of herbal kits sound fun and easy-to-understand. I think people can pick up the one they need quickly. For example, I like to purchase the cocktail and mocktail kit for my parents because they like to make their own drinks on the weekend. If they can grow mint, basil, or dill from an aerogarden, that would definitely add more fun for them to enjoy. I like to know which one is your top pick? It would be nice to hear from you for more ideas.

    Cheers,
    Matt

    • Yvonne says:

      The asian one is my top pick as I love asian cooking. I agree with you the herbal kits names from Aerogarden are fantastic. Than you matt for stopping by and leaving a response.

  2. SAM says:

    Hi Yvonne,

    I was sold at your thai basil to garlic prawns example. Herbs are indeed the cherry on top to elevating a dish!

    Honestly I hopped on board the green parent bandwagon and my next choice would be to grow my own herbs. I’ve only gotten basil, parsley and oregano in mind. But your I’ve added some more thanks to your wonderful list right here.

    Totally going to bookmark this page!!

    Cheers.
    SAM

    • Yvonne says:

      Hi Sam sorry I’m a bit behind in responding. Had an Internet issue and could not log I or download details. My husband brought home some green prawns that I cooked with garlic, butter and a bit of lemon and my basil needed pruning in my Aerogarden as it was getting a bit out of control, so I chopped up some leaves and added them to the garlic prawns, stir fried it through and I have to admit, it was different. Give it a try Sam.

  3. Andrew says:

    That’s a big list of herbs… I didn’t realize there were so many!

    I’m actually a fan of going straight to the garden and eating the veggies, herbs, and fruits straight off the plant. So many of these herbs would not make it to the plate.
    However, I’m sure I would be ‘told off,’ and with good reason. Because there is nothing better than being able to dd fresh herbs to a freshly prepared meal.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Yvonne says:

      Thank you Andrew, it’s great to hear you love fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables, so do I. I still grow them in the vegetable patch but I also grow lots of herbs in the AeroGarden, where they grow prolific and have more nutrients than the one grown outdoors. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  4. Dave says:

    Very interesting and informative. I did not even know this was an option to the dried up pots of herbs that sometime live on my windowsill. Also the ready prepared pods seem a great idea for starting out.
    Thanks for the heads up.

    • Yvonne says:

      Hi, Dave thank you for your response. Sorry, it has taken so long to reply. We had technology problems. All fixed now. We believe AeroGardens are the best product, however, they do need food and water.

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