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Basil Fiesta

June 15th, 2011

You have not experienced the beauty of gardening until you have an indoor garden. An Aerogarden is the little device you will instantly fall in love with. This magic device will grow so many wonderful herbs, spices, salads, veggies and fruits that you will find yourself wondering how you could have lived without it. Here is some of the magic this garden will create for you. Fast growing Basil. Who doesn’t like Basil? This is one of the herbs that most of us would like to find in our fridge form time to time. Fresh aromatic basil. You do not want to go for the dried one. The aroma is not the same at all. When you do not have a garden to grow it, you buy it. But it darkens and dries out soon if you do not use it quickly. But with Aerogarden you can have it all the time. And the beauty of it is that it is one of the fastest growing herbs. You will never run out of it. In fact, you can use this delicious herb almost all the time – you all know, you will not get tired of it. You will have enough to make your own pesto – much better than the store bought, because it will be with fresh basil. Sprinkle the leaves on a kebab, or over your spaghetti. And you will still have enough left to make a basil infused hot tea. A basil fiesta is a sure thing with an indoor garden!

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Aerogarden.org.uk: 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.

 15/04/2008

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20/04/2008

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

28/04/2008

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

Week Three

14/05/2008 

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

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