Indoor Gardening Tips

  1. 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...
  2. Root tomatoes for your outdoor garden

    A cutting off a tomato plant will root easily in a cup of water.  That makes it easy to keep your indoor tomatoes, AND start some for the outdoor garden!  Simply trim a new, growing tip, about 3 inches long, off the newest growth of a tomato in your AeroGarden.  Drop that stem into a glass of water, with about 1 inch...
  3. "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...
  4. 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...
  5. Tips for Thyme and Oregano

    Low growing, busy plants like thyme and oregano deliver bigger long term yields when you frequently trim back the long, spindly shoots.  Cutting back these shoots encourages more bushy growth, leading to bigger long term harvests.
  6. Using 6/7 pod seed kits in a 3 pod AeroGarden

    Many AeroGardeners like to save money by using 6/7 pod seed kits in their 3 pod gardens.  It's like getting two seed kits for the price of one!  It's pretty simple to do, but the nutrient dose for most plants in a 3 pod AeroGarden is 4 mls, whereas the 6/7 pod seed kits come with 8 ml nutrient packets.  If...
  7. Trellis tomatoes for best growth

    Help your tomato plants by supporting them before they develop heavy fruit.  On tall AeroGarden's with our built-in trellis system, that's easy.  On smaller gardens try bamboo sticks or even chopsticks to support your plants.  Stick them down inside the grow pods next to the stem.  Plants will grow up leaning into them or you can tie gently to the...
  8. 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 receve full light.  And always keep your light hood on the lowest setting until chives have...
  9. Prune petunias for even more flowers

    Petunias bloom and bloom in an AeroGarden.  They also grow and grow.  Luckily, petunias love a good haircut now and again.  You can trim petunias aggressively and they'll grow back even thicker and bloom even more.  Just use care to never prune more than 1/3 the plant at any one time.
  10. 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...

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