Monday, November 10, 2008

Day 121 / Day 56 - Feeding Time

Well, the flashing lights went on again, so it's time for another feeding. I just plopped two more tablets into the tomato, the lettuce, and the holiday herbs Aerogardens.

Speaking of the holiday herbs, it just struck me that I haven't been reporting on them for a while. They've just been hiding quietly on the top shelf.

Well, take a look:

My experience with the holiday herbs once again confirms to me that the Aerogarden is first and foremost best for herbs. The oregano is growing through the roof. The parsley is growing too, although at a slower rate. The thyme is growing a little slower, but two of the strands are impressively long.

The odd one is the sage. One of the sage pods never sprouted--it's still sitting in the back with its plastic hood over it, and at this point I think it's safe to say it'll never sprout.

But its neighbor has more than made up for it. As you can see in the picture, it's grown to a huge height, and as if it wanted to give its neighbor a hand, one stalk has even grown so long that it grew into its neighbor's space.

Needless to say, I need to find a recipe that uses fresh oregano--and quick!

In the meantime, check out the cherry tomatoes. This is an actual picture!

I think it's safe to say the tomatoes are just about ready for picking. As they're the only red tomatoes I'm ever going to get from this Aerogarden, I'm still trying to think of a suitably appropriate way to prepare them.

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