Sunday, January 6, 2013

The first herbs pop up in the AeroGarden Ultra!

It's day 5 (or so my AeroGarden Ultra is telling me), and all of the herbs have sprouted; four of them have already grown so high that I've taken the plastic domes off! 


Here's the control panel. As you can see, the AeroGarden has a new tip for me.
The tip of the day is this:


It's funny, but this was the exact question I was wondering when I planted the seeds; which plants to put into which position. The challenge with getting the choose-your-own-seed-pods is that unlike pre-packaged seed pods it doesn't tell you which plants to put in which position. 

What I liked about this tip was the timing; once the root systems form it'll be too late to move them, but as of right now it's fine to move them. Unfortunately, half of the seed pods I bought didn't specify whether the plants were short, medium, or tall, but luckily I'm enough of a seasoned indoor gardener by now that I could figure it out. I ended up swapping the parsley (which was in the front) and the thyme (which was in the back), as well as the cilantro (which was in the front) and the oregano (which was in the back). 


3 comments:

Julie Gierald said...

Following your growth, I just got a 7 pod and started some herbs. Our plants are about 5 days apart so I'm interested in comparing our progress!

Julie Gierald said...

Just bought a 7 pod and started some herbs. Our plants are about 5 days apart so I'm interested in comparing our progress! After just a few hours, two of basil varietals popped up.

Steve said...

Hey Julie! Glad to hear you've gotten your garden for the New Year as well!

Yeah, I never cease to be amazed by basil. It's the overachiever of herbs :) It's been a while since I've had a successful harvest of basil, so I'm looking forward to making pesto and pizza and chicken and all that great stuff again just like in the old days! :) Be sure to let us know from time to time how your garden is doing! :)