So, you’ve just purchased a new aerogarden, or you’re planning on doing it later today. You probably want to soak up some information and learn everything you need to know to make your experience a good one. Let’s take a look at what you need to plant your garden and get started on the right foot.
With the right information, you will be able to plant your garden in a way that almost guarantees bountiful harvests and rapid growth. After planting your seedlings, it’s likely that you will see sprouts within just a few days.
It will probably take about three to five weeks for your small seeds to transform into large, luscious herbs. Your aerogarden should come with a seed kit, and the seed pods should be labeled as Short, Medium and Tall.
The purpose of the labeling is to make it easy to determine the ideal position for the seed pods. You want to make sure every plant gets an adequate amount of light from the grow lights.
The tall plants that you grow will grow much faster than the others, and they will branch out very quickly. These plants usually do best inside the back openings.
The medium plants usually grow slower than tall plants, and they’re usually a bit bushier than tall plants. It’s best to plant medium plants in the side openings.
The short plants usually grow very slowly, and once fully matured, they’re still short, small plants. It’s best to grow short plants in the front openings.
How to Tend It
Once you’ve planted your garden, you need to know how to tend it. You can start tending to the garden just a few days after everything has been planted. Your plants will appear through the small holes in the seed pods.
After this has occurred, you can remove the plastic domes because the germination process is complete. You can recycle or discard the domes. However, make sure you don’t remove the actual labeling. Plant stress is something that you want to prevent, and fortunately, it’s quite easy to prevent plant stress.
To reduce the amount of stress experienced by your plants, you can remove the domes shortly after the lights have turned off. This is usually near the end of the light cycle. There is no need to thin your plants because the garden should be able to support multiple plants in every seed pod.
Many people make the mistake of leaving the plastic dome over their plant for too long, and if you start to see the plant curling and pushing up against the dome, then you’ve left the dome on too long. You should immediately remove the dome as recommended.
How to Keep It Healthy
By now, you’ve probably owned your garden for quite some time, and there is no doubt you want to keep it healthy. Fortunately, this is very easy to do if you know how. Most people have fun keeping a watchful eye on theirs.
As your plants start to grow, at some point, you will probably notice some brown or dead leaves around the base of the plant. Don’t panic because this is completely normal. You can remove these leaves with some scissors, or you can just pinch them off with your fingers. Yo9u should always try to keep the grow surface free of dead leaves.
What about Uprooted Chives?
A lot of people choose to grow chives. However, many gardeners freak out when they look at their chives and notice the chives look like they trying to jump out of the seed pod. This is not a serious problem, and it occurs when some of the chive roots don’t properly anchor into the grow sponge.