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Hydroponics, simply put, is the process of growing plants in water and not soil. The
nutrient rich water circulates around and saturates the seed or plant root. The root
does not have to “hunt” around in the soil for the nutrients, ergo, stronger, faster
growing plants. No need for the environmentally toxic pesticides of commercial
growers.

I have always had a keen interest in hydroponics. But I never had the time or the
know how to pursue it. That changed last December when I saw an ad for Aerogarden.
A revolutionary, self-contained, hydroponic device, that does all the work for you.
It grows a variety of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even flowers, simply, easily,
and naturally, right on your kitchen counter, year round.

So, I bought one (about $150.00), It came with everything you need plus a Gourmet
Herb Seed kit that has pre-seeded grow pods for basil, Italian basil, thyme, dill,
mint, chives, and parsley.

Oh brother, did that stuff grow!! I made my friends and neighbors pretty happy, the
herbs flourished so well I was giving it away. And you can’t get any fresher than
reaching over and picking the herb of your choice right off the still growing
plant.

This went on for the last 5 months. Just yesterday, I took the system down and
cleaned it to get ready for the next “crop”. I’m going to try the Salad Greens
seed kit this time.

Plus, I did NOT notice any significant increase in my electric bill with the
Aerogarden either. Because of the grow lights in the system, I was watching
the usage pretty close.

Now just imagine, Aerogarden for your herbs and vegetables, along with that
trash composter (Nature Mill), that turns the bulk of your bio trash into
rich compost, you are working towards green self suffiency, even if you live
in an apartment or condo.

It may not be Bio-Domes, but hey, we’re getting there, kids!

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  1. Green Home Improvements Says:

    The Aero Garden has been on my wish list for a while now. I did a post on my blog a couple of months about them. I was trying to see if anyone had good luck with them before I invested in one.

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  2. Linda Says:

    It is the best and they do have a smaller version should you want that for about $99. Thank you for coming by.

    Lindas last blog post..Hydroponics

  3. Theresa Says:

    Too cool Linda! I saw the commercial for these and wondered if they’d really work. Have you tried the upside down tomato grower yet??

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  4. Linda Says:

    No I have not tried that one yet. Have you?

    Lindas last blog post..Hydroponics

  5. Theresa Says:

    No, but the commercials make those tomatoes look incredible! We had a neighbor in San Diego that grew the biggest, reddest, juiciest tomatoes in the world. They were amazing. If I could do it easily I might give it a go LOL! Thing is here it’s always boiling hot or very cold…

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  6. Linda Says:

    I understand! we do get about 2 weeks of fall and about 3 weeks of spring here so there is some time for the maters to grow!

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  7. Herry Peter Says:

    Hydroponics is great in areas where there are water restrictions, as less water is lost to evaporation.From cultivating better tasting food to using little resources, hydroponics is a fantastic route to go.

  8. johnorganic Says:

    Just i heard about the hydroponic method from that time i am searching for that information deeply then i found your site. I got the more information. Thank you for giving this blog.

  9. Hydroponic Advanced Says:

    When you plan to build your own hydroponic system or purchase a starter’s kit, it is important to bear in mind that you are not only just getting a container or a tray, putting your plants in it and supplying the plants with water and nutrients. There are two primary objectives that you need to achieve in hydroponic gardening.

  10. hydroponics Says:

    There are several types of hydroponics garden systems used in hydroponics gardening. The passive system is the most exploited. Here the plants are grown directly on the nutrient solution.

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