Sunday, January 13, 2013

Aerogarden Plastic Domes: Day 12

We've hit day 12 of the Aerogarden Ultra, and a new tip has appeared:

Here's the tip:

The tip: Remove the Grow Does when seedlings begin touching the dome. At that point, their job is done. Grow domes may be recycled.

Now as you can see from my garden, four of my grow domes are off already. I actually didn't know you were supposed to taken them off when they touched the dome; from my earliest Aerogarden days I just thought you were supposed to taken them off when seedlings appears.

In any case, good tip, but a little late for the sage and the basil. By the way, you can't see it from the picture, but the oregano and thyme are growing healthy and starting to peek their way through the seed pod hole.

Unlike earlier Aerogardens I'm not freaking out that some of the plants seem stuck under the holes--enough of them will eventually find their way to the light.

The only holdouts are the parsley, which I'm still waiting to see plants for. But the seed pod says 12-20 days for those to come up, so I'm not worried yet.

In other news, I can't remember if I even told you that I've also started growing tomatoes in my old Aerogarden VeggiePro (since rebranded as the Aerogarden Extra). I started them at the same time as the herbs. They're growing much faster than the ones I've had in the past--look at how big they are already.

Now to go through my past posts and figure out how to prune these things...! 


Unknown said...

Your plants are looking good. I also didn't know that you were supposed to leave the domes on until the plants touched them, thought you were to take them off when the seedlings made it through the hole in the cover. (I'm at day 6) I took the domes off the basil, I still have thyme and oregano covered, I guess I'll leave them covered.

Data Guru said...

Very good information on the domes - Cheers

Janet Beaudet said...

How do I make the domes stay on until it is time to remove them? They keep sliding off

Janet Beaudet said...

Two of my pods just say Napolitano.i hope that means Napolitano Basil. Some of the pods do say Napolitono Basil and some say Italian Parsley, and Genovese Basil which are all correct