I love having plants in my house. Last winter I grew spicy pepper plants there too. One plant I struggle with in the house, especially during winter, is herbs. I want fresh herbs all year long, and now I can have them!
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Fresh Herbs All Year Long
I’ve had my eye on an AeroGarden for a while. Then my husband found one at Value Village, for like $12. Score!
AeroGardens are easy to set up and use to grow almost anything you want. There are many different styles of the AreoGarden, from those with just 3 pods to those with many more. I have a 3 pods AeroGarden which have been great so far.
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Using Hydroponics to Grow Herbs All Year Long
Hydroponics provides an alternative solution that lets you grow your favorite herbs all year long in any space with minimal effort.
Hydroponics is a type of gardening that grows plants without soil; instead, the roots are suspended in an oxygenated nutrient solution. This method of growing produces higher yields and faster growth of herbs than traditional soil gardening.
With the right setup, you can grow delicious herbs all year long and enjoy them in your favorite recipes.
When it comes to maintaining a hydroponic herb garden, prevention is always better than cure. Checking on your plants regularly and making sure they have the correct temperature, light levels, and nutrient levels are key.
The AeroGarden systems let you know when you need to add more nutrients taking all the guesswork out of it.
No matter the method of growing you choose, make sure that you are using artificial lights to increase the amount of “sunlight” that your plants are going to get. This is important, herbs need 6-8 hours of sunlight, which during the winter time you might not get if you are relying on the sun alone.
Taking preventative measures such as using organic pest control can also help keep diseases from taking hold in your garden. If you do run into any problems with your herbs, being able to diagnose and treat them quickly can save you time and money in the long run.
Best Herbs for Hydroponic Growing
Those listed above are just a sampling of the herbs you can grow in a hydroponic system such as an AeroGarden.
I have another hydroponics set up coming to start herbs for medicinal purposes. Something I really want to learn more about.
Ashley is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, turned homesteader, living in Canada. I have been homeschooling for years and love it. Now my children and I get to learn about and help others homeschool and be able to provide for their families and teach our children about where their food comes from.