January 30, 2009 at 7:26 pm (Herbs)
Tags: Gardening, Herbs, Hydroponics
“Herb Update”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
A gift we received at Christmas time was the Aerogarden. I am sure you have seen these on TV. On January 6th, I wrote about how the seeds had sprouted, and the little seedlings seemed to be doing well. I guess it is time for an update since the tiny little seedlings have grown a bit more.
The seeds were planted on December 30th and here is how some looked by January 6th.
- Purple Basil
As you can see, they were very tiny, and the dill was only one thin thread. Here is how it looks today.
The last seeds to germinate was the cilantro. It was supposed to come in 8 to 14 days, but it took almost three weeks. So, this is how the Aerogarden is looking after four weeks. As I wrote before, we have had to place this in the laundry room where it is a little on the cool side right now, so that may account for the plants not being any bigger. They are coming along, though, especially the Italian basil, parsley, and mint. So far, everything seems to be growing fine, I’ll keep you updated on our hydroponic experiment.