Aerogarden: Week 8

By grace.g.yang ยท September 14, 2009
Under: My Life,product reviews

Looking back at week 7’s post, I noticed that the plants all made a lot of progress, even though I still haven’t used any of them. This week’s update:


I think the mint grew the most this week:


However, I tried a couple of pieces and it doesn’t taste like mint at all, which kind of scares me. Has anyone else had this problem with their Aerogarden? I noticed that the mint doesn’t really look like the mint leaves I used to see in my neighbor’s garden. The leaves have a very faint smell of mint, but I don’t think they’re safe to eat yet!!

The thyme is still doing well:


It feels like a big tangle of little vines, but I’m excited to actually use some (one of these days).

David was watching me take my weekly photos and said that the chives made a lot of progress:


I suppose he’s right, considering there’s a new little growth. Still not enough for anything, unless you’re dressing a small baked potato.

The basil continues to grow like a weed:


I trimmed the bails over the weekend because it seemed like it was going to get burnt by the lights again.

The dill is growing a lot, but it’s lying down as it grows, so I’m afraid that the leaves are too heavy for the stem:


Finally, the oregano is doing well, although I pulled out some dead leaves over the weekend:


Have you noticed that half of the herbs are doing really well and the other half aren’t growing as fast? I wonder if I positioned the pods incorrectly or if the light strength is somehow different. Time to call up Aerogarden and find out!

Reader Comments

that is so cool! perfect for a small place w/o the luxury of a yard:)

Written By CES on September 17th, 2009 @ 6:28 am

Hi, be sure to lower that light all the way down and just keep trimming the tall plants out of the light until the little ones catch up. Having those lights down low is key to the growth of the stragglers!

Written By john on September 17th, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

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