One of the things that kept me happy during the summer, is this Aerogarden system. It combines a hydroponic water and nutrient system with lighting, and grows the most aromatic herbs, fresh lettuce, and juicy cherry tomatoes. Hydroponics is a system of growing plants with their roots suspended in water, absorbing the moisture and nutrients, without the need of soil as a growing medium.
The system is extremely easy to use, you just add water and the provided nutrient packs every two weeks. The plants will keep providing for months and will live a long life if the correct care measures are followed. I think its a great product, that not only gardeners can enjoy. I’ve made many basil pesto dishes from the Aerogarden’s basil alone.
Some seed pods in the kit may not sprout, in my case it was the chives and parsley, but as you can see I’ve grown more basil in the failed pods, so you can almost anything to your taste.
This grows some very nice varieties of lettuce, which can really grow out of control, and provide you with a continuous harvest.
Ripe tomatoes to pick right from your desk,
I have also made use of the Aerogarden system by using it as a seed starter setup, I simply place trays of seed pots under the lights for warmth lighting, before moving them outside.
Overall, I’ve had a very pleasant experience with the Aerogarden system, and would recommend everyone to start with the very productive Herb Kit.
This is how to reach the Aerogarden providers: Green Touch Hydroponics
Al Rai Center,
Behind the Nurseries on 4th Ring Road,
Across from the Friday market
Next to Souq Al Irani
They are soon launching an online shopping experience, which should be very exciting!