I haven’t posted about them in a while, because I was busy cooking and using them, but the Aerogarden plants have run their course. The herbs are now dry and yellowing, and things just aren’t the same. The tomatoes actually went first and stopped bearing fruit, although I was not diligent enough about harvesting, feeding and pollinating new flowers.. maybe they could have lasted longer. It’s to be expected. All three gardens have been running since early February.
Overall I got a lot of cooking done with the herb gardens. I really liked being able to walk 10 feet to the gardens and grab some fresh thyme or parsley for a dish. I give the herb gardens a solid recommendation. One caveat – you do have to take care of them and clean up a small mess after harvesting. There are a lot of little leaves in there.
The cherry tomatoes… well they were delicious. And I did get quite a few of them. If you are a big cherry tomato fan for salads, I say it’s worth it. Other than salads, I didn’t find too much of a use for these. But they did taste good.
I need to clean out the gardens soon and think about the next planting. Right now I am thinking about doing a lettuce garden, another herb garden and either a custom herb garden with more of the herbs I use regularly (no more mint, please) or a hot pepper garden.
Overall it has been an enjoyable experience and I didn’t have any major problems. The only snafu was some mold that appeared early on and had to be swabbed with hydrogen peroxide. But that was pretty simple. All in all, it was sure nice to have some fresh things growing when the ground was covered in snow. I will definitely be growing more in these gardens!