I’ll bite. The Seattle Times (Sunday, November 19, 2006) writes about a new product called the Aerogarden System, and I think this might be just the thing for me. I have touched on window sill gardening for downsizing seniors before, but I will have to admit that my tomato experiment didn’t work out. I produced lush foliage that snaked all over the place but not even a hint of anything resembling a flower or tomato ever did appear.
I am still a want-a-be gardener and the thought of fresh produce or even healthy herbs captures my imagination. The write-up assures me that I can grow fresh herbs or other garden produce with a minimum amount of fuss, and that a “green thumb” is not a prerequisite.
Smart garden technology automatically turns the grow lights (that are part of the kit) on and off, and tells you when to add food and water. All you have to do is add water, two nutrient tablets, the pre-seeded grow pods before you plug in your garden and watch it grow. The whole system is smaller than a breadbox and can be set up in your apartment sized kitchen, and sounds quite ideal. What do you think?