Growing Italian herbs in your Aerogarden is incredibly Easy. Sadly, this is not always the case. Yet many people decide to purchase an Aerogarden unit for their home, hoping to grow beautiful, fresh nutritional herbs in the kitchen, especially during cold winter months.
When you purchase one of the AeroGarden units, you will find a guide on how to get your unit set up and start growing out delicious herbs. But not many of us read directions, and then we begin to wonder why our plants don’t grow, sprout, look weak and spindly. What went wrong? Well, there are a few challenging herbs that are difficult to sprout and grow.
What I found pretty interesting is the star rating on AeroGarden to Amazon Star Rating for Italian Herb Seed Kits AeroGarden have a star rating of 3.4 out or 5. Amazon star rating is 4.5 out of 5.
You wanted to grow some herbs for your health and provide medicinal value and flavour to your recipes.
Using Italian Herbs in Cooking
As budding or experienced chefs, you are growing your favourite Italian herbs in your home or restaurant to add a touch of Italian to your culinary skills.
Imagine the fresh smell of Italian herbs growing on your kitchen bench and the temptation to adapt your favourite recipes to give a twist of Italy on the dinner plate.
Italian herbs can be used individually or as a seasoning of several herbs and added to
- chicken dishes
- Marinara sauces
- Italian sausage
That will bring smiles to everyone at dinner. You can grow your favourite herbs, harvest and dry them, mix them up and store them in a jar with a tight lid. They will keep for about 12 weeks.
Overview of Italian Herb Seed Pod Kits
Aerogarden select seeds that test for:
- best growth, colour and yield.
- Herbicides and Pesticides free
- 100% germination guarantee – if any of your pods fail to germinate, AeroGarden guarantee they will replace it or them for free after 21 days.
- Pre-seeded Grow Pods use Canadian Sphagnum Peat
- Soil free pods
- No mess
- Herbs will grow indoors all year round.
Guide to Growing your Italian Herbs
- Insert your pre-seeded Grow Pods in your Aerogarden unit
- Add water to the recommended level
- Add your plant food as instructed in your Guide
- Wait patiently; you may start to seed seeds sprouting on the 3rd or 4th day; however, most of your herbs will begin to germinate within 7 to 14 days.
- You can start to harvest your herbs between 4-6 weeks
- Your herbs will continue to produce new leaves for up to 6 months or longer
So, you want to know what AeroGarden Italian Herb kits contain
The kits greatly depend on the number of pods you have in your AeroGarden unit.
pre-seeded Grow Kit contains
6 Pod Kit
- Genovese Basil
- Italian Parsley
- Genovese Basil
- Italian Parsley
- Genovese Basil x 2
- Italian Parsley x 2
- Oregano (1)
- Savoury (1)
- Thyme (1)
- Chives (1)
- Mint (1)
All kits come with
- Liquid Plant Food specially prepared for your herbs
- Grow Domes that act like mini-greenhouses to help your seeds to germinate
- Growing Guide with step by step directions
7 Disadvantages found when growing Aerogarden Italian Pre-Seeded Pod kits
Feedback on the Italian seed kit was taken from customer reviews of the product.
- Mint not germinating (I too had trouble with the Mint, it can be pretty fussy)
- Deposits of brown stuff around the edges of AeroGarden openings (see my issue on Green Algae)
- Thyme will fail to germinate and grow mould. (It happened to me as well, Thyme went mouldy).
According to AeroGrow:
“Sometimes people notice a white fuzz on the surface of their grow sponges. This is a harmless fungi and a sign of healthy biological activity. It won’t harm you or your plants, but you can remove it with your finger or a q-tip.”
- Oregano never sprouted
- Some people found the Parsley attracted Gnats
- Savory never germinated
- Italian Parsley failed to germinate
Which Italian Herbs are challenging to grow in your AeroGarden?
When will my Italian Herbs be ready for harvest?
Your Italian herbs will be ready for harvest in 4 to 6 weeks.
Are AeroGarden Italian Herbs Healthy?
Italian herbs grown in an AeroGarden has packed with nutritional goodness, for instance
- Thyme and Basil are excellent sources of Vitamin K and B6
- Thyme and Oregano contain Antioxidants
- All are high in fibre
- All the herbs contain iron and minerals such as manganese, calcium and magnesium
Medicinal Benefits of Italian Herbs
- Oregano protects from food illnesses such as gastrointestinal illness
- Move through your intestines more easily, preventing constipation
- Preventing cancer
- Good for digestion,
- Oregano is known to stimulate the release of bile and prevents bloating
- Thyme contains oils that relieve gas
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AeroGarden Assorted Italian Herb Seed Pod Kit has a star rating of 4.4 out of 5
The assorted Italian herb seed pod kit can be purchased through Amazon
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My final Thoughts on Growing Italian Herbs
When it comes to growing Italian herbs in my AeroGarden, I, too, am not exempt from seeds failing to sprout. I was pretty disappointed with AeroGarden pre-seeded grow pods because I have seen videos and feedback from people who show easy it is for your seeds to germinate.
What I do like the most is the guarantee by AeroGarden that they will replace any seeds that fail to sprout after 21 days.
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