How do fresh, organically-grown herbs sound to you? Would it be even better if they were grown year-round right in your own kitchen?
In the middle of a snowy Canadian winter, it is a delicious and savoury treat to be able to pluck a handful of fresh basil from my own kitchen garden to add to my pasta sauce. I love to cook and I love to garden, but it can be expensive, and sometimes impossible, to find fresh herbs for cooking during the long winter months.
A couple of years ago, my husband gave me an Aerogarden for Christmas. At the time, it was a brand new product and in such demand that I had to wait until March for it! My kids “helped” me set it up and plant the seeds. Within a week or two we were very excited to see little sprouts growing.
This is a variation of a hydroponic garden in which the roots of the plants are suspended in air, instead of water. Nutrient-rich water is pumped through the roots. The all-in-one system collects water in a reservoir. It maintains the humidity level inside an enclosed container which creates an ideal growing environment for plants.
This attractive kitchen garden sits right on my countertop and produces fresh herbs year-round. I love the convenience of being able to snip herbs as I need them.
It was incredibly easy to grow many delicious and fragrant herbs, including basil, cilantro, chives, thyme, dill, shiso and parsley. I have had success with cherry tomatoes, strawberries and fresh flowers without harmful pesticides.
Plug this compact unit into any wall outlet. Seed kits come in a variety of themes or invent your own!
Handy seed pod and theme-based garden kits can be purchased through Cookware Essentials, an online source for aerogarden supplies and accessories. Cookware Essentials has a 30-day Return Policy (which I don’t think you will need for this purchase), a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and ships coast-to-coast. They are ready to help out by email or by calling toll free if you would like your questions answered in person.
Aerogardens make unique and practical gifts! Cookware Essentials is now offering free shipping and the Gourmet Herb Seed Kit with your order. This was the first seed kit I tried. I had herbs appearing a few days after planting which provided a harvest for a full six months. The basil was exceptional. I had plenty for making my mouth-watering pesto.
Beginning with an aeroponic system builds a good foundation for indoor gardening knowledge. Adding a larger-scale hydroponic garden is a natural next step for gardeners who want to expand their selection of plants.
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