AeroGarden Tiny (Cherry) Tomatoes

Just wanted to add a few photos I took here and there of the harvests of my tomato plant growing in the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Ultra (LED).  It’s been going for like a year now, and just keeps on producing, one harvest after another after another, and now there are more flowers all over!

Above are several different harvests, the plant before and after pruning (be sure to remove dead leaves and trim it for the best health and optimum production) – and as you can see, even though I’ve been lazy often, and sort of neglected pruning it/cleaning it up, it’s been VERY hardy and just keeps on giving.  VERY easy to grow.  (If you couldn’t tell, I’m quite fond of my AeroGardens)

Before I forget, here are the seeds I used for this plant.  One seed grows a huge plant so quick and just keeps producing, I feel like I’m going to get another whole year out of this one!

My random tip for easily storing seed packets: fold them down then use a hair pin to keep them pinched closed.

Did I forgot to mention how just OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD-DELICIOUS the ripe tomatoes are right off the vine? Pick a few, give them a quick rinse, and just pop them in your mouth like cherries. So very sweet and tasty.  Year round and super simple.

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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!