The Aero Garden and Healthy Food
Growing Your Own
Growing my own food indoors is a plan that I have explored
with varying degrees of success over the years.
I have had some luck with cherry tomatoes, a heritage brand, Camp Joy, to be specific, produced quite well
in my living room for some months.
The best successes I have experienced are growing herbs.
They add flavour to all we eat and are rather simply grown on a windowsill,
preferably in the kitchen but wherever they can get the six hours of sunlight
that they need.
In my new home none of the windows provide sufficient light
to grow herbs so I began to look for way to do so.
The AreoGarden is a compact unit that would readily fit on my kitchen countertop and provide all the herbs I need.
Many of the web sites connected with AeroGarden are selling the product so they are hardly an unbiased source.
From what I had read in various visits I was fairly convinced that growing herbs would be no problem and as the company produces two and three tier models you may even be able to get enough salad greens and some cherry tomatoes to go with them. This does depend upon how many people you are trying to feed.
The AeroGarden will not make you food independent but could complement your food supply with the added bonus that I would be food that you have grown yourself.
When I found the video that accompanies this hub and is produced by a trusted source City Gardener, I am confident that growing herbs is a sound endeavor and I’d be game to try some salad greens to increase the year round fresh food supply.
It would be a portion of what food we need and there are two of us but I’d be growing them indoors on my kitchen counter during the winter and all year round.
This is a good enough reason for me to purchase one but if you have a window that gives you a minimum of six hours of sunlight year round then you could save yourself some money and grow the herbs yourself.
If you are growing salad greens then you may find the AeroGarden will keep you in fresh cuttings for yoru salad all through the year. In fact, if you use two then you could grow cherry tomatoes and greens, this may not be cost effective when you can buy both at the local supermarket year round but if freshness is important to you then the expense may be well worth it.
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I am not talking about growing hydroponically which is an option but using natural light to keep your family supplied in some fresh produce all year round.