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Cilantro (coriander) in the Aerogarden Gourmet Herb kit

March 18th, 2010

We have had some customers come to us over the past 6 months or so who have purchased a Gourmet Herb seed kit and been disappointed (or pleasantly surprised) to find that the kit didn’t come with a cilantro (coriander) seed pod as they might have expected.

This subject has been due a blog post for a while so we apologise for the tardiness of posting it, but just to clarify, the seed pod in the Gourmet herb kit which used to be cilantro has now been replaced by thyme. The cilantro had a slightly lower rate of germination than the other seeds in the kit, and has been changed to Thyme in order to make it possible for us to continue to honour our germination guarantee on all Aerogarden seed kits.

So our apologies to those whom this change has disappointed. If you do still have your heart set on growing coriander in the Aerogarden, then we recommend that you purchase some coriander seeds from your local garden centre, and plant them in the Aerogarden using the master gardener seed kit, which allows you to grow your own seeds of any practically any variety.

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Growing Strawberries in the Aerogarden

June 30th, 2009

We recently received a great set of photos from an Aerogarden user who had grown his own strawberries, in his own words here is how he did it;

“1. Bought seedlings from a nurseryAerogarden Strawberries

2. Washed all the dirt and soil away from the roots: I was frightened to cause lot of stress for my plants. Miraculously they did not suffer at all.

3. I planted my seedlings to Master Gardener seedpods. I did not use the grow sponge – directly to pods.

4. I trimmed roots drasticly. However, the plants did not suffer at all.

5. I fed my garden with the small nutrient tablets for the initial 3 weeks.

6. I got flowers.

7. One week later I had baby strawberries.

8. Today I began harvesting. They do taste really, really good. Just as they’re supposed to.”

For more photos from Mr Kojo’s strawberries please see our customer photos section of our blog.  Many thanks to Mr Kojo for his feedback and photos of his work.

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