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  1. My jalapeno isn't setting fruit, what shoud I do?

    My jalapeno isn't setting fruit, what shoud I do?
    There could be three issues with the pepper not setting fruit in a salsa garden: water, light and patience. With water, start with an immediate rinse and refill.  Remove all the water from the reservoir (a siphon works best for this, we sell a rinse and refill siphon that works well) and add new, fresh water and nutrients. You’ll see the...
  2. Mexican Meatball Soup

    Mexican Meatball Soup
    INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 white onion, chopped 2 jalapeño peppers, seeds and ribs removed, chopped, divided 2 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano leaves, divided ½ tsp ground cumin, divided 1 quart beef broth 1½ cups canned, diced tomatoes, undrained Salt and pepper ½ lb ground beef 2 garlic cloves, minced 2½ Tbsp dry breadcrumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten 1...
  3. Transplanting Tomatoes

    Transplanting Tomatoes
    When transplanting tomatoes into dirt, you can bury them deep.  Tomatoes will root anywhere along the stem that they come into contact with moist soil.  When transplanting from the AeroGarden or from pots, you can trim the lowest leaves from a tomato and bury it deep, with just top leaves above ground.  While your tomato just got shorter, it will...
  4. Little Brown Spots on Lettuce

    Little Brown Spots on Lettuce
    Many AeroGardeners report “little brown spots” on some of the leaves in the Salad Greens Seed Kit.  Perfect! That's the normal pigmentation of red-leaf lettuce, and as the leaves mature  you will see more of it.  This is a red leafed lettuce just starting to show its colors.  The depth of red that will eventually develop depends on a variety...
  5. How do I know when to start harvesting? Herbs.

    How do I know when to start harvesting?  Herbs.
    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 when you harvest early -- so as soon as you can trim a stem here or a leaf or two there, start enjoying herbs on your salads, or a handful in soups or sauces.  You'll...
  6. 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. ...
  7. 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...
  8. Grilled Eggplant with Peppers and Herbs

    Grilled Eggplant with Peppers and Herbs
    This dish works well as a side with grilled steaks or over pasta as a main dish. 2 lb eggplant, peeled and cut lengthwise into ½-inch strips 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided ½ tsp salt, divided ½ tsp pepper, divided 1 Tbsp chopped shallots 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 large red bell pepper, cored and sliced 1 large yellow bell...
  9. Basil Butter

    Basil Butter
    It’s great melted on fresh corn and other vegetables, and also can be used for sautés.  4 Tbsp softened butter (½ stick), cut into pieces 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves Preparation With a fork, cream butter and basil together in a bowl. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator.
  10. Basil Stuffed Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon

    Basil Stuffed Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon
    ½ cup olive oil 2 tsp crushed red pepper 1 lb large shrimp 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves 1½ Tbsp Parmesan cheese 2 garlic cloves, minced 16 pieces bacon, thinly sliced Preparation  Serves 8 as an appetizer Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix olive oil and crushed red pepper in small bowl and set aside.Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails...

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