Indoor Gardening Tips

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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