AeroGardens = Magic

AeroGardens are the best for small apartment gardening.  It’s always awesome to have fresh herbs on hand when cooking, or watching cherry tomatoes grow.  I personally own three (crazy AeroGarden-lady, anyone?).

Here are my two favorite ones I use:

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Harvest Elite with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Red

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Ultra (LED) with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit

The first one is on the cheaper end, and extends to a shorter height, so it’s perfect for my kitchen countertop. The bigger one is much taller and great for growing larger plants like tomatoes or peppers.

Currently my tomato is progressing quite well, with little yellow flowers that will soon turn into little green tomatoes, then ripen.

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If you keep your lights as low as possible, you’ll get a very bushy plant as seen above!

Another benefit of the AeroGardens is you can use the light from them for other potted plants if they’re close.  For instance, I purchased this Organic Black Mulberry Tree/Shrub and it arrived broken and all the leaves fell off 😦 Maybe I did something wrong.

BUT! I did not give up, and set it inside below the AeroGarden where the light would reach, mended the broken branch with tape, and lo and behold, it very quickly sprouted fresh green leaves and what looks like future berries!

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Basically, you can grown hydroponic plants and set potted plants near the AeroGardens and reap the benefits of the lights.

Here’s an example of the AeroGarden Harvest Elite growing some lettuce and an orchid sitting by happily enjoying the extra light, and you can even see a potted little strawberry plant in the back!

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I’m pretty much addicted to these things, if I had it my way, I’d own at least 20!

TIP: For seed packets, to close them back up, fold them down then use a hair pin to keep them folded!

 

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