Indoor Gardening Tips

  1. How do I know when to start harvesting? Lettuce.

    How do I know when to start harvesting?  Lettuce.
    Many beginning AeroGardeners wonder when it's time to start harvesting.  If your plants are old enough for you to ask the question, you're probably ready!  Begin harvesting lettuce when leaves are about 3 inches tall.  Pick the leaves you'd like to eat and leave the rest to grow.  Just never harvest more than 1/3 the plant at any given time. ...
  2. AeroGarden Nutrients in the Outdoor Garden

    AeroGarden Nutrients in the Outdoor Garden
    Unlike most plant fertilizers, which have 3 main ingredients (NPK), AeroGarden nutrients provide plants with all 16 macro and micro nutrients they need to grow and flourish.  For a big boost with long-term impact, water your garden plants once a month using 4mls of liquid nutrients per gallon of water.  You'll quickly see a boost in growth and green, and longer term...
  3. Early Harvests

    Early Harvests
    Many plants, like basil and some lettuces, are ready to begin harvesting at 2-3 weeks.  With  basil, prune the top growth off plants at the leaf nodes to encourage bushier growth, and to keep fast-growing basil from overwhelming your garden.  With lettuces, harvesting the larger leaves early delivers more light to more leaves, increasing your overall harvest.  While yields at this...
  4. "Deadhead" for more flowers

    "Deadhead" for more flowers
    "Deadheading" is the rather strange term used by gardeners to describe the process of removing fading or dead flowers off of a living flower plant, encouraging the growth of more beautiful flowers.  However strange it may sound, it works!  As your blooms reach the end of their beauty, gently pinch them off the plant at the base of the flower...
  5. Trim low growth off maturing tomato plants for better-looking plants

    Trim low growth off maturing tomato plants for better-looking plants
    As tomatoes grow taller, the lower leaves receive less and less light.  This sometimes causes these lower leaves to curl and brown.  The best thing for your tomato plant, and for their appearance, is to trim off these lower leaves.  This frees the plant up to focus on the top growth (where most fruit is formed) and keeps your plants...
  6. Chives thrive with patience and light

    Chives thrive with patience and light
    Chives grow wonderfully in AeroGardens, with just a little special attention.  Chives are slow germinators and also grow slowly, at first.  Sometimes, this means that neighboring plants will encroach, "stealing" the light chives need to thrive.  Trim back surrounding plants to make sure chives receive full light.  And always keep your light hood on the lowest setting until chives have...
  7. Lettuce likes it cool

    Lettuce likes it cool
    Lettuce is a spring crop, and produces more and tastes better when grown in cooler temperatures.  During the summer, keeping lettuce in a cooler spot in your home will produce better results.  And lettuce loves cold feet!  Some AeroGardeners put a few ice cubes in the reservoir once or twice a day to cool the water down a few degrees...
  8. "Rinse & Refill" for Even Better Growth!

    "Rinse & Refill" for Even Better Growth!
    Most hydroponic applications recommend complete changes of nutrient solution every week!  At AeroGrow, we spent years testing and designed our gardens to grow wonderfully even if you NEVER do a full nutrient change.  That's a pretty big deal! But that doesn't mean it can't grow even better. Through testing in our labs, we've seen significantly better growth with what we...

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