What to do with all that basil? Basil Lemonade? Summer is here, and basil adds sweetness and a little spice to your home made or store bought lemonade. Muddle lightly and serve over ice. Any basil works wonders here, but my favorite in lemonade is the globe basil. Yummmmm.
Basil tip # 2 -- Basil Lemonade
I luffa my AeroGarden
Thanks to Jenny for sharing this photo of a radiant flower on the Luffa Sponge Plant she grew in a tall AeroGarden - another example of the joys of experimenting with different seeds and plants! To share your photos (and have a chance of winning a prize for AeriGarden Facebook Fan Photo of...
Basil tip # 1 -- Basil Tea
What to do with fast-growing basil? Drop the trimmings into tea (hot or cold) and serve. It's amazing and besides infusing your tea with wonderful sweet/spice, adds antioxidants and other good things. I like lemon basil the best in my tea, but experiment with any of our yummy basil (7...
The AeroGarden "Ristra"
Jenny shared this solution to the abundance of peppers she was harvesting from her AeroGarden: string 'em up and hang 'em where they're handy. A taste of New Mexico, where ristras like these hang from gates, doors, and fences!
Let us feed the ducks (pardon the pun)
Yolanda shared this photo to demonstrate another use for AeroGarden-grown produce: feeding your ducklings! And it's also good for rabbits. Everyone and everything that feeds on AeroGarden grown lettuce picked right before serving is getting several times the nutrients of store-bought lettuce, even organically grown.
"Hello, customer service? My plants are all lying down!"
Thanks to Robert for sharing this photo of his cat who found a nice warm place for a nap. Fortunately, most cats don't show much interest in the AeroGarden (even when it's growing catnip, although they love the finished product!).
AeroGrow CS Agent Chris gave us this photo of his community garden plot in which almost all of the plants (except the onions, beets, snow peas, and carrots) were seeded in Garden Starter Systems or AeroGardens: spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, kale, kohlrabi, zucchini, broccolo, broccoli raab, chinese cabbage, pak choi, crookneck...
Mike, AeroGrow's president and AeroGarden enthusiast, has been growing this "Viva La Vinca" in his office for quite some time. It requires realtively little maintenance and just blooms and blooms! To share photos of your AeroGardens post them on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/aerogarden.
Setting a 24 hour light cycle AG7 Elite, Extra Elite, Pro 100 and Pro 200
To reach the 24 hour light setting on AG 7 Elite's, AG Exra Elites, Pro 100 or Pro 200 take the following steps: (see other blog post for detailed instructions for AG7, AG Extra, AG Deluxe, AG6, Space Saver 6, Space Saver 6 Elite, AG6 Elite, Veggie Pro, AG6 Elite...
Thanks to Gloria for sharing this photo of her "fantasy" garden - she says that since her tomato plants reminded her of trees, she thought to trick out the grow deck with "boulders" and a little park bench, right-rear! To share photos of your AeroGardens post them on our facebook page...