Aerogarden.org.uk Blog http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum Dedicated Interactive blog for the UK Aerogarden Community Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:50:41 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v= Engaged Under In a Herb Garden http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/12/20/engaged-under-in-a-herb-garden/ http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/12/20/engaged-under-in-a-herb-garden/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:49:46 +0000 admin http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/?p=714 Aerogarden might be just what you need if you are looking for an original way to propose. We have seen it all on TV and heard so many stories about beautiful, original, scary and unique ways to propose. Some choose to be traditional – bend on their knees and ask for the hand of their loved one, arrange a romantic atmosphere, disperse rose petal on the floor and do it. Others prefer to hide the ring in food – a delicious chocolate cake is among the very popular choices. Others do it while diving, some – skydiving. But what everybody is looking for is the element of surprise. We have the best idea! If you own an indoor garden – that already means that you love your things to be organic and fresh, the idea we have is just that! Get that ring of yours and put it in a beautiful box. But if you want to be more original – skip the box. Just choose a branch on an herb or flower in the garden and hang the ring there. Ask your partner to go and pick up some herbs that you need immediately for a salad. When your partner goes to get what you need and discovers that you hid an engagement ring among the tiny branches – she is going to be mesmerized!

Aerogarden guarantees you the biggest engagement surprise possible!

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Accessorize Your Garden http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/12/07/accessorize-your-garden/ http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/12/07/accessorize-your-garden/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:35:32 +0000 admin http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/?p=711 If you are a proud owner of a Herb Garden by the end of this year is the perfect time to check if your garden needs an upgrade or any accessories.

Anyone who already has an Aerogarden knows by now that this little thing pretty much does everything by itself. Many times you forget to even check how everything in the garden is working, because all you see is perfectly growing plants, you can smell the fresh aroma of the herbs and enjoy beautiful flowers. But every garden needs to be cleaned and sanitized regularly. It is now the end of this year and the perfect time to check how your garden is doing – clean it up, and see if its components work well. You have to check how your water pump is functioning, because it can become less effective with time and you might need to replace it. A little advice from us, if you want to keep your pump in good condition longer make sure to clean it after each planting. Another thing you might want to take a look at is the grow lamps. These must be replaced every six months in order to maintain best efficiency. Start the new year fresh and take the time to clean, sanitize, rearrange and accessorize your garden.

The best Herb Garden is the one that is maintained regularly so do this now and order all your accessories today.

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Decorating Aerogarden for the Holidays http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/11/22/decorating-aerogarden-for-the-holidays/ http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/11/22/decorating-aerogarden-for-the-holidays/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2011 21:51:05 +0000 admin http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/?p=709 If you already own an Aerogarden, you are well aware of the endless possibilities for including it in your house decorations. We have shared pictures of how amazing our indoor garden can look, if you put a little time and imagination and decorate it. Some of our customers have shared pictures if their own gardens and share with us that when decorated they not only look good, but the time spent decorating them is great. You unwind your imagination and are free to transform it to anything you like.  The Christmas holidays are near, so we thought that we can remind you can include your garden in the Christmas decorating as well. Sure, you probably have your Christmas tree to decorate, but how about that little, gorgeous looking device that presents so many possibilities? Just take a look at your garden. First you have to consider what kind of plants you have there, and will they endure heavy ornaments hung on them. Inspect the stems and then buy decorations. You might want to go with some miniature ornaments, made of very light material, so you make sure you won’t harm the plant. You can even put some Christmas lights in the garden and lit it up. The LED lights will not harm the plant. You can put miniature dolls inside the garden like a mini Santa Claus for example and some miniature boxes of presents.

The Aerogarden will provide you with fresh herbs, salads and flowers while contributing to the holiday spirit as well!

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Time to Clean Out your Refrigerator http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/11/05/time-to-clean-out-your-refrigerator/ http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/11/05/time-to-clean-out-your-refrigerator/#comments Sat, 05 Nov 2011 23:05:18 +0000 admin http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/?p=705 With the change of seasons there is a need to make a quick clean so you have plenty of space for the herbs from your Herb Garden! On the 15th of November is Clean your Refrigerator Day. We don’t know how it got started, all we know is that it is a very good idea. With the change of seasons there is a change of cuisine, and most likely if you haven’t eaten it yet, most likely you won’t. So, here are some tips for a quick clean.

For a quick clean all you will need is a garbage bag, a clean sponge, a container with water and dish soap, and perhaps a pair of plastic gloves if you are like some people that forget what they have in their refrigerator until it’s too late. Start from top to bottom, this will enable you to not only throw out the unnecessary items, but also wipe the refrigerator down. Start with the freezer down, if it is easier, spread out a garbage bag on the floor to help you sort if there are a lot of things. Otherwise, simply move things from one side to the other. Throw out anything that has an overdue date, if you can’t see yourself eating it in the near future, and if simply cannot recognize what it is.

Once your refrigerator is cleaned chop up the herbs from your Herb Garden and place them in plastic bags in the freezer to use later.

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Decorating your Indoor Garden for Halloween http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/10/21/decorating-your-indoor-garden-for-halloween/ http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/10/21/decorating-your-indoor-garden-for-halloween/#comments Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:23:30 +0000 admin http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/?p=703 You look around your home and see wonderful Halloween decorations everywhere until you see your little Aerogarden Indoor Garden. Though attractive, it’s not fitting with the surrounding decorations as aside from the beautiful greens inside it there isn’t much colour. Here are several things you can do to bring it into the atmosphere of the festivities around your home.

The easiest way to go is to either cut out different Halloween themed shapes from construction paper and paste them onto the garden with scotch tape or use all natural decorations, such as leaves from the beautifully coloured trees of the season. If you want to really go a bit further, simply visit your nearby crafts store and scope out the decorations available. You can tape any type of decoration onto the Aerogarden as long as it’s not too big. There are also great Halloween themed garlands which you can string around the contraption and even throughout the plants growing in the garden.

Want to get extra creative, cut out little grave stones, black cats, spooky ghosts, and dark trees small enough to be put in between the plants in your garden, this is also an ideal way to decorate any garden, whether it’s an indoor garden or outdoors.

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http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/10/07/700/ http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/10/07/700/#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:05:28 +0000 admin http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/?p=700 Whether you have an Aerogarden or a garden in the back yard, you may find yourself trying to figure out what to do with all of your crops. This goes both for your beautiful flowers as well as the crops that you’ve taken care of all summer. There are numerous ways that you can put them to use, both to help you as well as your family and friends.

You can utilize your crops by keeping them for the cold winter months through freezing. Simply cut them up and place them in plastic Ziploc bags and place them in the freezer. This way you can have a fresh reminder of the summer when the temperature drops below zero. If you don’t want to deal with freezing them simply share them with family, friends, neighbours, and co-workers. A basket full of fresh produce from your home garden will surely help improve any relationship. The same goes for a beautiful flower bouquet, wouldn’t it be nicer to give them to someone than to watch them quickly dry up in the garden?

If you aren’t big on bouquets you can do the alternative, get creative. Make a gift basket with herbs, simply dry them and place them in pretty boxes or bags. Flowers can also be dried and the petals used for sachets. Or simply freeze the herbs and use them later when cooking.

The Aerogarden will offer plenty of great produce and flowers, and eventually you may find yourself wondering what to do with it all.

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Aerogarden for Brown Thumb http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/09/07/aerogarden-for-brown-thumb/ http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/09/07/aerogarden-for-brown-thumb/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 11:47:22 +0000 admin http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/?p=698 Aerogarden isn’t only for people that are considered to have a “green thumb”. So, if you are what they call a “brown thumb”, or someone that can’t even keep a cactus alive, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy beautifully home-grown treats or flowers. Though taking care of any type of plant takes time and attention, this little indoor garden takes care of just about everything for you. There is no need to worry if your plants have enough light, nutrients, or water as it provides the right amount of light, and reminds you when it’s time to add nutrients and water. It is a great little addition to any home, whether it’s for your living room, kitchen or bedroom. It is a revolutionary hydroponic garden that offers everyone the opportunity to be a true “green thumb” without basically, well, having to even move a finger! It is so easy and definitely, the little effort you do have to put into bringing some green into your home is quickly repaid. There are plenty of great choices of seed kits, from herbs for your cooking to green salads and tomatoes and even beautiful flowers. So, not only will it beautify you home, but also offer deliciously fresh greens. Visit our website today and take a look at our wonderful Aerogarden and choose your seed kit!

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How to Get a Bigger Harvest http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/08/15/how-to-get-a-bigger-harvest/ http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/08/15/how-to-get-a-bigger-harvest/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:07:54 +0000 admin http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/?p=696 When you are growing with Aerogarden there are a few things you should know so that you get a bigger harvest. We have already talked about how to clean up your garden, so you get enough light and air for all the plants. This is very important, because all plants need enough growing light, especially ones grown indoors. The other thing is pollinating. We can share a little trick with you when it comes to pollinating. First of all you have to research whether the plants you grow are self pollinating or not. Here is an easy trick – get an electric toothbrush and turn it on. You can gently touch each open flower with it. The buzzing and the motion from the toothbrush resembles that of a bee, the pollen is being dispersed and pollination occurs. We say open flowers, because that is when plants are ready to be pollinated, when their flowers open up. You have to make sure you do that every day when there are open flowers. If you fail to pollinate a flower, it will just come off. If that happens clean up the fallen flowers off the bottom of the garden. Tomatoes and pepper plants flower between 4 and 6 weeks. If you are growing those beware of that time line. If you do not have an electric toothbrush you can simply shake each plant a little.

Soon you will enjoy a rich a delicious harvest with your Aerogarden!

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The Hydroponic Craze http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/08/01/the-hydroponic-craze/ http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/08/01/the-hydroponic-craze/#comments Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:51:21 +0000 admin http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/?p=693 Aerogarden UK is here to help you out when you choose your new indoor garden. There is a big hydroponic craze lately and people are educating themselves more and more on how these gardens work. The more they learn, the more they want to own one. Years ago the hydroponic plants were looked down upon. People did not really believe that it is possible to grow anything without soil. But lately, this technique is much improved and many chefs for example share that they prefer to work with gourmet salads and herbs grown hydroponically, because they have greater quality. These plants are grown without any harmful herbicides and pesticides and on top of all they use 90% less water that the plants grown in the traditional way. This means that growing these plants is ultimately environmentally friendly. No runoff in the soil from artificially added chemicals, less water. This method of growing can be very useful in regions where water is scarce. It will lower the cost of the produce as well. When plants are being produced close to the markets, they cost less. What is more, they are fresher and tastier, because they do not have to travel thousands of miles to reach their destination. And since many of the agricultural lands around the world have a reduction in growth, hydroponically will solve many problems.

Check out Aerogarden UK and start growing hydroponics, you will soon find out the convenience of having fresh produce inside your home at all times!

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Aerogarden in the Office http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/07/15/aerogarden-in-the-office/ http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/2011/07/15/aerogarden-in-the-office/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2011 21:13:35 +0000 admin http://www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/?p=691 An indoor garden at the office might be the best idea you had in years. Your office is the place where you spend most of your day and sometimes it feels a little dull, there it is, the computer screen staring at you, piles of documents, your schedule, and your deadlines notes. You miss home when you spend too much time there. You can bring some freshness to the office space and make it a little more like home. Put in an Aerogarden. Our product is clean, it does not require watering, and you won’t get dirt everywhere, because it simply does not work like that. What it will do, is bring a little life into the office, bring some delicious aromas and make it feel like you are home. Plant some flowers, and you will have your own beautiful garden there, you can look at it at any time and get some rest for your tired eyes. Or you can plant some tomatoes. When they ripe, just snatch a fresh delicious red cherry tomato and feel its great taste in your mouth. You do not have to go out of the office to get a salad. It will be right there in front of you. Plant some basil, or another aromatic herb and you will have your office smelling fresh and delicious. You can always sprinkle fresh herbs on top of your lunch.

Think about that – wouldn’t it be wonderful to have an indoor garden right there, in the office?

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