Indoor Gardening Tips

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

  1. Healthier Produce with your AeroGarden

    Healthier Produce with your AeroGarden
    How nutritious is AeroGrown produce compared to store-bought organic produce? There are actually more vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients in AeroGrown produce than in most “certified organic” produce purchased from the supermarket: (References to studies cited below may be found here.) For example, AeroGarden Salad Greens have been shown to contain 55% more Vitamin C than Earthbound Farms Organic Mixed Baby Greens...
  2. How much energy does the AeroGarden use?

    How much energy does the AeroGarden use?
    Let's get real - these days, it's important to have an understanding of how much energy you use.  It's the responsible thing to do! We take pride in the low amounts of energy that AeroGardens use.  Read on, we did the math for you! To calculate how much energy an AeroGarden uses, we use the following formula: -- The number...
  3. How to get flowering tomatoes to set more fruit

    How to get flowering tomatoes to set more fruit
    Sometimes we hear of stubborn tomato and pepper plants that get plenty of flowers, but that just won't set fruit.  The first thing to check for is proper pollination, but if you're sure you're pollinating, here are a few other things to try: 1)  The most usual suspect with lack of fruit set is not enough light for that plant in...
  4. Mixing Plants from Different Seed Pod Kits

    Mixing Plants from Different Seed Pod Kits
    Can you?  The answer is yes!  You can mix different types of plants together if you prune them as needed to manage growth. Herbs, Flowers and Salads are easiest to mix and match together. Tomatoes/Peppers mixed with any other plants will provide more of a challenge, and in some cases should not be mixed.  Herbs and Flowers offer the most variety and...
  5. Cut Back to Grow More

    Cut Back to Grow More
    https://youtu.be/hUqxQ43W5Cc Just like getting a haircut, pruning is critical to keeping plants healthy and producing well. Not only does trimming and pruning keep plants well-sized for getting the right amount of water and nutrients in your AeroGarden, but it keeps them from overcrowding and blocking the light from smaller plants that you may be growing.  Prune taller, faster-growing plants from...
  6. Air drying, oven drying, and freezing, oh my!

    Air drying, oven drying, and freezing, oh my!
    We cook with loads of fresh herbs in summer, but sometimes we find that we’ve snipped or bought more than we can use right away. Rather than let them go to waste, here are three ways to save herbs for later. Air Drying: Drying works well for herbs like oregano, thyme, marjoram, and sage. Before drying, shake to remove dirt and discard...
  7. Can I grow my own seeds in the AeroGarden?

    Can I grow my own seeds in the AeroGarden?
    Yes - yes you can!  For this purpose we offer our Grow Anything Kit, which comes with everything you need to plant and grow (EXCEPT the seeds) including: grow baskets, grow sponges, labels, domes, liquid plant food, and a Grow Anything Kit Guide, which contains general suggestions for planting.  You can save money by purchasing the 25-pack or 50-pack which...
  8. Bug Problem?

    Bug Problem?
    Plants grown in an AeroGarden are susceptible to all the same pests as other indoor houseplants. They can enter your home through open windows, on clothing, or on produce, flowers, or potted plants. If you see fine white threads on or between leaves, tiny black or green specks on stems or the underside of leaves, or a sticky substance on...
  9. How to Pollinate AeroGarden Tomatoes and Peppers

    How to Pollinate AeroGarden Tomatoes and Peppers
    Unpollinated flowers simply fall off the plants without setting fruit, and failure to pollinate is one of the greatest causes of disappointment in growing tomato and pepper plants.   Many plants, including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and melons require pollination in order to produce fruit. When growing outdoors, this critical step is performed by wind, animals, bees and other insects. When growing...
  10. Indoor Gardening 101: Finding the Light

    Indoor Gardening 101: Finding the Light
    The Right Light for Indoor Gardening Many classic house plants such as spider plants and ficus trees grow well in the relatively low light levels found in most homes and apartments. With many other plants however, more light is needed to succeed. Salad greens and fresh herbs like basil, chives, and cilantro require a more direct sun or supplemented artificial...

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