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AeroGarden Harvest Must Be Endured


2022-04-13

It was scheduled to arrive 2022-04-19.

That schedule was updated to 2022-04-14.

It's here. It is next to the iDOO bucket. It is filled, fed, plugged in, turned on, and casting light on... nothing. It came with a gourmet herb pod kit, which I have added to inventory:


  • 2 Black Seeded Simson Lettuce

  • 0 Deer Tongue Lettuce

  • 3 Red Sails Lettuce

  • 5 Marvel of the 4 Seasons Lettuce

  • 3 Rouge d'Hiver Red Romaine Lettuce

  • 3 Parris Island Lettuce

  • 1 Romaine Lettuce

  • 3 Genovese Basil

  • 2 Italian Parsley Herb

  • 2 Mint Herbs

  • 2 Oregano Herbs

  • 1 Savory Herbs

  • 2 Thyme Herbs

  • 1 Chives Herbs

  • 2 Dill Herbs

  • 0 Rosie Finch Tomatoes (6 were planted. 2 survive, for now)

  • 15 Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

  • 6 Golden Harvest Tomatoes

  • 1 Mega Cherry Tomato

  • 0 Mini Jalapeño

  • 0 Jalapeño

  • 0 Red Fire Chilis

  • 0 Purple Super Hot Peppers

  • 0 Thai Chilis

  • 1 Pablano Pepper

  • 1 Bell Pepper

  • 1 package of Green Onion Seeds

  • 13 3-oz bottles of Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Liquid Plant Food (plus one in use)

  • 3 each 100-mL bottles of Plant Food A and Plant Food B (plus one each in use)

  • Sufficient empty pods and seedless pod sponge inserts for every position on all the units, with leftovers, and too many hot-house domes.

Tempted as I am to plant still more lettuce, I am expecting a shipment of pepper seed pods. I want peppers. Hot peppers. Lots of them, to be harvested fresh and put into my chili, my crock pot casseroles, my salads, my stir fries, my cooking of whatever style. The limiting factor will be plant height. The Harvest does not accommodate tall plants. Aside, one of my Rouge d'Hiver (Red Romaine) plants appears to be germinating.


On another note, the April Weather has forced me to un-seal the air conditioner in my window and begin conditioning the air in the garage apartment. It hit 91.5°F/33.0°C outside, which meant 80.6°F/27.0°C inside. So what? Serendipity-do-dah, that's what! The two iDOO units have built-in fans, which agitate the plants, and may help with pollination. Well, my AC is blowing across the uppermost tippety-top limbs of my tomato plants and agitating them. I'm hoping this is a good thing.

I have tiny ice cube trays, the sort that are sized to be able to drop a skinny ice cube into a bottle or can. Various sources say that dropping an ice cube into your hydroponic unit can be beneficial. I may go benefishing.


I invited the dotter to see my latest unit and she stated, "Dad, you've got a problem." Ten hydroponic units may be carrying things a wee bit too far, I will grant, but it's my retirement hobby, and I'm enjoying it a great deal. She does say, also, that she might raid my garden for tomatoes. :)

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