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Post  AtlantaMarie on 1/29/2016, 11:11 am

Aren't those adorable???
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Post  mschaef on 1/29/2016, 12:47 pm

The pods say red heirlooms. That's all I know. I guess I need to do some research on them Embarassed . I'll post a picture when the lights turn back on.
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Post  littlesapphire on 1/29/2016, 6:02 pm

@mschaef wrote:The pods say red heirlooms. That's all I know. I guess I need to do some research on them Embarassed . I'll post a picture when the lights turn back on.
That's ok, aerogrow doesn't actually tell you what variety they are Smile  I just do a lot of researching!  I can't help myself with gardening!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/29/2016, 10:12 pm

Super cute ! Elle Woods, Legally Blonde.....lol.
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Post  mschaef on 2/3/2016, 4:21 pm

Hey all I finally got around to taking updated pictures to show off.

Here they both are. I had to switch homes for them cause I couldn't open my cabinets with the lights moved to the highest setting.


And the tomatoes flowers. There are so many now.
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Post  littlesapphire on 2/3/2016, 7:20 pm

Wow!  Look at them go!  My lettuce is still really small, so it's encouraging to see your huge beautiful plants.  Can't wait to see the little tomatoes Smile
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/3/2016, 7:57 pm

cheers beautiful!
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Post  sanderson on 2/3/2016, 9:36 pm

Beautiful!!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/4/2016, 8:10 am

GoodNESS, Mschaef.... Those are about to take over! I have visions of Little House of Horrors....
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Post  milt48 on 2/6/2016, 3:09 pm

Aerogardens are loads of fun.

The six slot one I have is the same model as Mschaef's, and I have the smaller 3 slot one.

It is nice having fresh tomatoes, and herbs too, in the middle of winter.

I was disappointed in the 36 pod seed starter kit, which basically is a Styrofoam cover with 36 holes punched in it. Had I know that I would have made my own and saved 30 bucks.
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Post  mschaef on 2/7/2016, 2:46 pm

My first tomato is forming Very Happy . I will try to get a picture to post later, its so exciting with the cold weather we are having to know in a few weeks ill have lots of fresh tomatoes.
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Post  jimmy cee on 2/7/2016, 3:23 pm

@sanderson wrote:
just came in from turning pile and drinking beer...55 degrees F on Feb 7.....wow
Darn I sure wish I had an SFGer for a neighbor, especially a pretty one....LOL....hic..oh oh here come wifey
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Post  sanderson on 2/7/2016, 5:01 pm

That's what beer does to one. Are you still alive? Wink

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Post  Kelejan on 2/7/2016, 6:46 pm

jimmy cee Very Happy
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Post  jimmy cee on 2/7/2016, 10:33 pm

OK now, I hid in the cold frame, then when it got to cold I went in and started the fireplace up..
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Post  reynajrainwater on 2/8/2016, 12:29 am

After looking at these pictures, I'm starting to regret boxing up my AeroGarden for storage now that my plants are ready to go out to the garden. Maybe I should unbox it and start the herb set that came with it. 


Milt48 - AeroGarden just came out with a new seed starting system for the AeroGarden and it's plastic. Just ordered one on Friday and can't wait to use it.
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Post  littlesapphire on 2/14/2016, 5:47 pm

I hope you don't mind Mshaef, but I thought I'd show some pics of my aerogarden too Smile  I was so envious of your setup that I bought a bigger garden too, so now I have the big one and the little one.

This is my garden at 16 days.  The big one has the heirloom lettuce seeds in it, and the little garden has a Tiny Tim tomato I started from some seeds I bought plus another lettuce pod.

 





The tomato is actually only about a week old and just germinated, so it's still tiny.  That lettuce in the back is really slow growing.  It's supposedly deer tongue.  Does that variety just grow slowly?
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Post  mschaef on 2/14/2016, 7:32 pm

Littlesapphire I don't mind your picture at all. They are pretty!

Here is a picture of mine I just took. If you look closely at the tomatoes you can see some tiny green tomatoes.


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Post  mschaef on 3/22/2016, 9:44 pm

Last week in the middle of my crazy move, my tomatoes decided to ripen. Now they are all blushing like crazy and turning even quicker. A couple of year ago I decided to try to change my taste buds. I used to hate fresh tomatoes but I have slowly started adding fresh ones to my palette. Well I ate the first ripe one from my aero gardens and I think I successfully change my buds. Yum... now to convince my 8 year old that all the tomatoes aren't for him anymore.
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Post  yolos on 3/23/2016, 2:48 am

I just removed the herbs from my aerogarden and replanted them with lettuce.  I see a few peeking out so time will tell.  I had my herb garden on the only place I could find to put it.  Which unfortunately was right near a heater vent.  I don't think it liked the heat blowing on it.  

The roots were massive.  Just a warning, if you clean out the garden, watch out for the little filter on the water pump getting caught in the roots as you pull them out.  I had to go digging in my garbage can and sifting thru all the roots until I found the little filter.
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Aerogarden - filter, cuttings

Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 4/19/2016, 8:50 am

I've done that, too, yolos!, silly me except I was digging in my compost for that darn filter rather than my garbage. Fortunately it was still near the top...

I wanted to add, if a plant dies early or you otherwise have a partially 'used' pod in your aerogarden, I was successful last year in getting cuttings to root and grow by removing the lowest leaves and sticking the stem down into a pod. I grew mint and rau ram (Vietnamese coriander=Persicaria odorata) that way. Neither was particularly successful due to an aphid infestation -- but they did root and grow. Marjoram, oregano, thyme, savory, lemon balm would probably work, too, if you can find a friend willing to share. For me, the basil pods work best in the aerogarden. I've had germination or survival issues with everything else. This year I plan on giving the mints a head start, before putting the basil pods in, and see if that helps.
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Post  landarch on 4/19/2016, 11:41 am

that is a cool setup
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Post  trolleydriver on 12/5/2017, 7:55 pm

A new adventure begins for me this evening. I setup my Aerogarden Ultra with seven types of herbs.

  1. Thai Basil - height tall - germinates in 4 to 7 days
  2. Mint - height medium - germinates in 6 to 10 days
  3. Dill - height tall - germinates in 8 to 21 days
  4. Genovese Basil - height tall - germinates in 6 to 12 days
  5. Curly Parsley - height short - germinates in 8 to 21 days
  6. Thyme - height short - germinates in 7 to 14 days
  7. Chives - height short - germinates in 8 to 21 days

Items 1 to 4 are in the back row and items 5 to 7 are in the front row. The Aerogarden is currently in my basement workshop which is where I also have my grow lights for starting new plants in the Spring. 


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Post  trolleydriver on 12/6/2017, 9:53 am

I may have to look into this Aerogarden Seed Starting System which will fit my Aerogarden Ultra. Looks like a nice compact way to start seeds in the Spring for later planting outside. It can start up to 50 plants. But like everything else Aerogarden it is quite expensive. It's $40 Canadian from Amazon Canada (free shipping) and even more expensive (about $60 Cdn? with shipping) if purchased from Aerogarden's website in the USA.




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