The Wonderful World of AeroGardens

Herbs growing in the AeroGarden Dill, Parsley, Basil, Thai Basil, & Mint

You have entered the wonderful world of AeroGardens? Have you had the pleasure of watching your herbs sprout and grow? Have you ever harvested fresh herbs for your recipe?

One day you had a flash of inspiration to try growing plants in an AeroGarden and you wish to experiment further.

The possibilities are endless on what you can do with your AeroGarden! 

You already have one, you say! Then, have you ever stood there and admired how versatile your AeroGarden system is?

Do you know you have two choices, you can either chose a counter-top or floor unit. Choosing the right AeroGarden is one that is best for you or your family. Before deciding on which one is best, it is important to think about how many plants you would like to grow and how many family members you will feed.

AeroGardens have produced outstanding plant growth which I can attest because I produced strong, beautiful herbs. Your confidence will improve, and you will be ready to grow anything using your own seeds. You want to be adventurous, so why not experiment growing your own vegetables, herbs, or flowers with your own seeds that you saved from the previous plantings. What plants can I grow in my AeroGarden?

Imagine

Imagine you are now enjoying fresh-picked healthy salads or herbs from your AeroGarden to add to your meals. You have invited friends over for dinner, and they comment on how fresh your salad greens are and how they taste so different. Your friends ask which shop do you get your salad leaves from, you reply proudly, from my AeroGarden, I grow them myself!

You have experimented with your AeroGarden, and now you feel confident of growing seeds in the system then transfer them to your pots or vegetable garden, using the seeds purchased from the garden centre or online; or your own saved seeds from previous years supply. 

Your inspiration takes you further. You have a flash idea, and you wonder if experimenting cuttings is it possible to strike cuttings from your most-loved plants in the garden. Why not after all the AeroGarden is versatile.

Versatile

You stand back, and you admire the AeroGarden and how the system can be so versatile in your home. You notice it has various features that you like:

  1. Has many different uses
  2. Plant seeds all year round
  3. LED Lights are more energy efficient
  4. Plants grow much faster in water
  5. Touch button control panel
  6. Timer for light settings
  7. Fresh herbs and vegetables

You also have a choice between two types of AeroGarden units: Counter top or floor

Choices

When it comes to choosing an AeroGarden, there are some things that you will need to consider. Some questions you might want to ask yourself is:

  • How many in the family are you going to feed?
  • How many students are going to learn about AeroGardening in class?
  • Where are you going to put your new unit?
  • If you choose a countertop. How much bench space do you have in the kitchen?
  • What kind of plants are you going to grow?
  • Are you going to grow tomatoes?
  • How many pods will be suitable for your needs?

Outstanding plant growth

When you first get your AeroGarden unit, you will be amazed at how quickly the seeds begin to sprout and grow. At first, they were tiny, then they get their first leaves, then the true leaves emerge, and they start to grow. Once they become tall and busy, you will need to prune the tops of the herbs and the roots in the two month time period. The plants should look very healthy, and the roots should be white and have a healthy look about them. You will be impressed with the growth.

Grow Anything

The best thing the AeroGarden brought out is the Grow Anything Seed Pod Kit that ranges between 3 to 25 Pack so that you can grow your own best-loved seeds. The kit includes:

  • Grow sponges
  • Grow Domes
  • Grow Baskets
  • Pod Labels
  • 3oz liquid bottle of patented nutrients in 
  • Step by step instructions

It’s so fantastic-you don’t have to use all the holes in your AeroGarden.

If you want to grow tomato plants and you are a bit worried about how high they grow you plant 2-3 seeds in each pod or buy the pods with seeds already inserted. Your tomatoes will grow tall and spread and may need pruning to maintain a bush shape. When they flower, you will need to hand pollinate them.

Note: If you are not going to use all your holes it is advisable to cover any unused areas with a round piece of card or and aerogarden hole cover to prevent algae forming and growing in the water receptacle and also prevent loss of water due to evaporation.

Enjoy Fresh Healthy Fresh Food

Grow enjoyable healthy fresh food in your kitchen with an AeroGarden; you can just about grow anything 

  • Salad Greens
  • Snap peas
  • cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Chillies
  • Flowers
  • Range of herbs
  • Lettuces
  • Spinach
  • Herbs

Grow and Transfer from an Aerogarden to Garden Pots or Veggie Patch

Now that your seedlings are looking awesome, you can transplant them into pots to place on the window sill or harden them off for your vegetable patch.

Taking out the seedling from the grow basket, this needs to be done carefully. 

  • First it is a good idea to have the pots that you are going to put the plants into be ready with some growing medium. 
  • Remove your seed pod from your AeroGarden. 
  • Carefully remove the plants from your grow basket and put into pot that has the soil

Fill with remaining soil, level to where the plant grew in the basket. Do not cover the entire stem.

Experiment with plant Cuttings

Now you are ready to experiment with some cuttings from your favourite plants.

At the moment I am experimenting with a cutting of the Nandina plant, also known as the Sacred Bamboo or Heavenly Bamboo. I adore how it grows, and I am amazed at how it flourishes in the hot Australian afternoon sun with minimal watering. In fact, it gets neglected.

Nandina is a Japanese native and looks amazing in cottage gardens amongst other plants. The plant has beautiful colouring in the leaves throughout the year, from golden to peach to plum to pink and I’ve seen it go a bright crimson red in the sun at certain times of the day.

To me, it always appears to be a magnificent, heat tolerant and tough plant and can withstand low temperatures. Low compact shrub, suitable for different locations. If you don’t prune the plants, they will produce white flowers and red berries. The birds love the berries.

Suggested cuttings to try, you may need to use rooting powder or gel

  • Rosemary
  • Coleus
  • Tomato

Conclusion

When you’re so busy juggling work, home, family and social life, it’s easy to forget about your vegetable patch and the necessities of keeping them watered, feed and weeded. That’s why choosing an AeroGarden, either a countertop or floor style or the number of pods to suit your needs; you can have amazing produce growing much quicker and without all the fuss of gardening.

Does the future look bright for aero gardeners?
Aero Gardening is an excellent easy method that works for all!

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If you are an AeroGarden lover or would like to become one, I would love to hear your feedback on the systems, plants you have grown or issues you have faced and success stories.

AeroGarden

Yvonne
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14 thoughts on “The Wonderful World of AeroGardens

  1. Clark says:

    Reading your post has me salivating thinking about all the delicious plant-based foods that an AeroGarden can produce. But I beg your pardon, what exactly is an AeroGarden? Do we have to purchase it, or can we set it up ourselves? If I understand correctly, it is a garden that grows without the need for soil. So we use a special kind of water which provides the nutrients? And instead of sunlight, we have LED Lights.

    • admin says:

      What is an AeroGarden? An AeroGarden is based on a hydroponic system. It uses water, nutrients, small pump, LED grow lights and grow pods, that contains the seed. Yes, you understood correctly, it does not need soil, but the seeds are planted into peat. Thank you for stopping by and adding a comment.

  2. Liza says:

    Though I must say that I am not much of a gardener but I still do it within the small space that I have at a home. However seeing this concept of aerogrdening shows me that the world has really evolved beyond just the simple idea of traditional gardening and all which makes it even more better to see here. thanks for sharing with us 

  3. Rose says:

    Aero gardening is also gaining popularity here in Korea. I saw them not only in homes but even in busy clinics and offices. They’ve got their lettuces and fresh herbs within their reach and make them munch something delicious and nutritious in between their busy schedules.

    I am also very interested on having one at my home. But as you mentioned, I need to decide where I should place it. And as of now, I’m running out of space for new things. I’m considering having it when we move to a new house.

    But I’m wondering if it contains the same nutrients or as nutritious like the ones planted in soil?

    • Yvonne says:

      Hi Rose, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. In regards to your question about nutrition. AeroGarden plants are much higher in nutrients than the plants planted in a vegetable patch. This is because they access immediate nutrition. It’s just like us if we make a juice in the blender or juicer and drink; our bodies instantly absorb the nutrients. I hope this made sense.

  4. Sylvia says:

    Hi Yvonne, I must say that is terrific! I love fresh vegetables and fruits. I grow my own lettuce and tomato in summer, but very often, our summers are too wet and don’t have so many hot days. Because of the rain, we have lots of snails, and I am fed up with them.
    I love the idea of having an Aero Garden. So I can grow my favorite vegetables and herbs and always have a fresh salad. Especially Greens, I love them so much! Thank you, Yvonne, for this great idea!

  5. Christine says:

    An aerogarden might be just what I need. I read in one of your replies that it works like a hydrophonic system. I have never tried that but I know that it can produce delicious produce.
    Can you start an aerogarden at any time of the year?

    • Yvonne says:

      Hi Christine, you can start an aerogarden at any time of the year. I believe aero gardens are an ideal complement to a vegan website. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Misael H says:

    Thank you for this great review! This is truly something that I have been trying to learn more about in past times but I have not been able to find a reliable and thorough article like this one that explains everything so thoroughly. Finally, I hit the jackpot with this article and I have to thank you for being so extensive and detailed on this review.

  7. Anastazja says:

    Although I always have a traditional garden, I really enjoy experimenting with garden methods I haven’t tried before.  The Aero Garden, as you have described them in detail, sound very practical and fun to use.  I think I would enjoy the countertop model to begin with transferring plants when they are ready to my garden.  I have made a hydroponic system which has been a great deal of fun.  However, these plants cannot be transferred to a soil garden because of the nutrient rich process in which they are raised.  I am hoping that the Aero Garden can be used as I would use a green house to prepare plants for spring planting.  Thanks for the article.

    • admin says:

      Hello Anastazja, I do know you can get seed raising equipment through Amazon, from AeroGarden. Apparently, they are popular. You grow your seeds. The little domes act as a mini-greenhouse until your seedlings are high enough, then I would remove the domes. When the plants are stronger to be transferred you will need to transfer to pots that have soil and harden them off before transferring to your garden. 

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