Indoor Gardening Tips

We answer questions from AeroGardeners and offer expert advice to help you get the most from your garden!

  1. My plants aren't growing/appear unhealthy

    My plants aren't growing/appear unhealthy
    If your seeds germinated but plant growth is stalled or the plants look unhealthy, it's not because they are "defective;" either they are not getting something they need, or they are getting something they don't need. Here's what to check: LIGHTS: The Grow Light Hood should be set to the lowest posible position on the Light Post when starting a new seed...
  2. How to Prune Your Favorite Herbs

    How to Prune Your Favorite Herbs
    In the videos below, we show you how to go about pruning and harvesting from your favorite herbs, like basil and parsley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mt41Ogar7k https://youtu.be/AxmmhxhW5f4 https://youtu.be/cmH-qm58g1M https://youtu.be/MiyBpfQ6Rok https://youtu.be/qxsWcQ504nE https://youtu.be/_MwCeNmMoDc https://youtu.be/30ulE7Ct6gA https://youtu.be/0jKyYmN5J8w
  3. Indoor Gardening 101: Endless Possibilities

    Indoor Gardening 101: Endless Possibilities
    You Really Can Grow Anything Modern indoor gardens can provide food, flowers and experiences that were impossible in years past without your own personal greenhouse. Here are our favorite five indoor gardens: Fresh Herbs The ability to grow fresh culinary herbs, right in the kitchen, in large enough quantities to actually cook with, is a fairly recent development. Several AeroGarden...
  4. Best Seeds to Start Indoors

    Best Seeds to Start Indoors
    Did you know that not all seed varieties need to be started indoors before transplanting? There are some seeds that actually prefer to start outdoors in soil. But here are the seeds that do best when sprouted indoors, like in an AeroGarden, where conditions are optimal for starting those little sprouts, and can then be transferred to your traditional beds...
  5. Tips for Tending to Lettuce

    Tips for Tending to Lettuce
    Lettuce is one of the fastest growing indoor crops you can grow, and it's a staple.  Who doesn't love to be healthy with delicious home-grown lettuce, or add a fresh leaf of romaine on their sandwich, or a salad of tasty arugula? And with AeroGarden, you can enjoy delicious Spring greens all throughout fall and winter! Here are a few...
  6. Cleaning Your Garden Is Easy!

    Cleaning Your Garden Is Easy!
    Originally posted on July 17, 2017 Before starting a new Seed Pod Kit, you’ll want to clean your garden for a fresh start. Be careful you don't throw away your filter by accident! It's easy to do when removing plant roots. Start by dismantling your garden and cleaning out your plants and any leftover roots. Roots can grow into the...
  7. Be the Bee - Pollinate and Grow Happy

    Be the Bee - Pollinate and Grow Happy
    https://youtu.be/kd139lyGQoM Many plants, including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and melons require pollination in order to produce fruit. When growing outdoors, Mother Nature performs this critical step through wind, animals, bees and other insects. When growing indoors, we need to “be the bee” and perform this task ourselves if we want to enjoy vine-ripened tomatoes in the middle of winter. Generally, there...
  8. My tomatoes or peppers have flowers, but why aren't they setting fruit?

    My tomatoes or peppers have flowers, but why aren't they setting fruit?
    Tomatoes can be a little finicky! Outdoors, they may not set fruit if days are too hot or too cool, if nights are too warm or too cool, if the soil is too wet or too dry, and so on. If your tomatoes are blooming then you are on the right track, and hopefully some of the strategies below will...
  9. How do I harvest, dry, or store my herbs?

    How do I harvest, dry, or store my herbs?
    Harvesting You can find information about harvesting your salad greens and herbs in our previous Indoor Gardening Month articles. Great information here on how to prune and harvest without impacting the health of your plants! Some herbs germinate and grow faster than others, but you can benefit by beginning harvests much earlier than you think.  Most herbs develop bushier growth...
  10. Why Start Seeds Indoors?

    Why Start Seeds Indoors?
    https://youtu.be/82gWM5b-ikc Starting seeds indoors is great for many reasons! First off, more bang for your buck! Buying seed kits gives you the opportunity to grow more than a traditional starter plant and at a lower cost. This will yield you more herbs, veggies and flowers for less coming out of your pocket. There is also a wide variety of plant...

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