Aerogarden review: Growing Herbs in Your Kitchen - This Abandoned House
From vacant and abandoned to the most distinctive house on the block...watch the transformation!
Learn how we bought and renovated our dream home at the height of the recession!

Aerogarden review: Growing Herbs in Your Kitchen

Posted on 10/24/2014 by Maggie Marystone in kitchen garden aerogarden review herbs
image

I didn't even know this product existed before we got one as a gift. The Aerogarden by Miracle-Gro is an indoor hydroponic growing system with automated grow lights. The version we have came with 7 pre-seeded grow pods: Thai basil, Genovese Basil, cilantro, parsley, mint, chives, and dill.

This thing is pretty amazing. You tell it what you're growing, and it automatically alerts you when you should add water or nutrients. 

Here's what it looked like after a few weeks of growth.

And a little while later...

Harvest time!

We've had the Aerogarden for over a year now, and I still love it. An alert keeps popping up saying we should replace the lights, but we haven't done so yet, and the herbs are still doing fine.

Some tips: once a month we do a complete water change using a bucket and a hand siphon pump like this one. It takes about 5 minutes. Then once the water has been changed, we add nutrients. We also noticed that the bushy basil plants can crowd out some of the smaller herbs, like chives. I ended up removing the cilantro completely (not just because it's the devil weed and tastes like soap) to give the basil more room to grow. Watching a few videos about pruning was also helpful.

Drying the herbs and storing them means we always have them on hand, and it's so much cheaper (and tastier) than dried herbs from the grocery store. 

In short, the Aerogarden is highly recommended.

Comments

Subscribe & Follow

We're all over the place. Keep up.

Via email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Follow

PinterestFacebookGoogle+LinkedInBehanceFlickrInstagramRSSEmail

Featured

Remodeling and Home Design

Home Blog Directory Globe of Blogs Blog Directory

Blogging Fusion Blog Directory

About

I'm Maggie Marystone. Here's some info about me and some other projects I'm working on.

Ninja Mojo - Custom programming and data-driven websites

Get into Google+: A Guide for Everyone - Get it free at MakeUseOf.com

Your Guide to Pinterest - Get it free at MakeUseOf.com

Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times - Years ago, I met Studs Terkel, and he interviewed me for his book about hope.  He called me Maggie Morningstone, and he gave me apple juice.