Sunday 5 January 2020

Aerogarden and kitchen scrap regrowing update #3 ~ Plus MICROGREENS!

Holy crap! 
I planted the microgreen seeds on the 31st. When I  left for a 2 night, 3 day staycation on the 2nd, some of them were barely sprouting. 
This is what I came home to last night!

 This is four days' growth, folks!! I harvested a decent amount for my salad that I had for supper.

And speaking of four days' growth...
 Everything is growing like a champ. Except the Thai basil. It is officially a dud. Gotta contact Aerogarden in the morning to get it replaced. 
 Yeah, that basil is that size AFTER I pruned off what I'm holding in my hand in that pic. Basil in my salad tonight. Ommnomnom. 

I had to prune the thyme a bit too, cause it was getting a little leggy. It does tend to do that, but I'm gonna do my best to get it as dense and compact as I can. Guess what else is going in my salad.  And the dill is really taking off! Not enough to harvest any just yet, but I think by next week, if not sooner, I may be able to have a bit of fresh dill to use in stuff too. 

Just look at how much the leeks and green onions have grown. And there is a great root system on one of my basil cuttings, good ones on another, and finally some roots forming on the one I wasn't sure about and the one I cut on the 31st.

 And now that they aren't fighting with the big leaves WAY up top, there are several new leaf sets on the original. 

Did I mention yummy salad? I think I did. It was SOOOOO good!

I'll probably be harvesting some of the sprouts and more of the microgreens tomorrow for another tasty salad. 

In other news, I ordered a "used" Aerogarden Classic Six last week, and it is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. In this case, "used" simply means that it was returned, is brand new, but the packaging is damaged. Boo hoo! Damaged cardboard means I got it for half price. Yay me and yay Amazon!
Also arriving tomorrow: An Aerogarden grow anything pod kit and some more seeds, with still more seeds arriving Tuesday. 

The new garden is going to have rosemary, lavender, oregano, tarragon, marjoram, and sage.  At least, that is the plan for the moment. There is always the possibility I'll change that around a bit. I'm also keeping my eyes peeled for additional "used" Aerogardens for super cheap. Or maybe even actually used ones. 
I'm sure there are plenty of folks who started the gardens and failed or lost interest.

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