Monday, July 6, 2009

What a show off

So, here's an update on the herb Aerogarden:

The mint and the chives are doing well, while the dill is growing but a bit pale in color. The purple basil is not doing well at all--the leaves look very pale. The thyme looked that way too at first, but it's starting to perk up just a little.

In the meantime, talk about an overachiever. The basil has shot up and even hit the grow light (burning a few leaves in the process). Back when I started this blog, I would be hesitant to prune the plant, but after hundreds and hundreds of leaves by now, I happily chopped away. In fact, it was a very, very lovely complement to my Nutrisystem Chicken and Dumplings (don't worry, once I get more herbs I'll start cooking real things again, diet be darned)

The other gardens are doing fine. I looked up at the mesclun on the top shelf, and noticed that one of the lights had burned out.

I think this Aerogarden was the same unit that started this blog (which grew the International Basil kit) so it's had a good life. Luckily, I had some spare lights I had purchased at the Aerogarden Store. Voila, two working lights again.

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