Archive for April, 2008 Mastergardener kit at home with Basil and Coriander

April 15th, 2008

We wanted to try a couple of experiments with the Master Gardener kit – and one was based around the needs of my wife. Although she enjoyed the initial Gourmet Herb kit  we rarely cook with dill or chives so these went to waste. In contrast we found that one coriander and a single basil plant was insufficient for our needs. So we took the Master Gardener kit and some of the Sutton Seed kits that we also sell and made up three basil and four coriander seed pods.

 The seeds were planted on 05/04/2008 and first signs of life from the Basil were seen on 11/04/2008. The coriander is still not poking up from the sponges – but I checked inside yesterday and the seeds have germinated so it is only a matter of time. It seems to take a little longer for our packet seeds to germinate than the ones supplied within the seed kits – and we have asked the American makers of the Aerogarden if this is always the case (we will let you know).

Unfortunately the picture does not give you much. We will post updated pictures below as the growing continues.


Aerogarden - Master Gardener Custom


As you can see a lot has happened in the last week. All but one of the seed pods have germinated and are showing strong signs of growth. One coriander seed – often one of the hardest seeds to grow – has not germinated. In its place we put some cress seeds in on Monday – they are already the same size as all the other herb plants!

Aerogarden Week Three


Another busy week. One of the basil seems to have died and I will replace this with some new seeds this week.

Week Three


Apart from my wife deciding to use a load of coriander in a Curry paste on Sunday night the garden is progressing well

 Master Gardener 14/05/2008

Aerogarden Products , , , , Tomatoes, Chili Peppers and Salad greens in our warehouse

April 14th, 2008