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April 1, 2006 (Day8)

We took the domes off the pods of the AeroGarden today.  All of them have multiple plants poking through.  The growth actually appears to be accelerating!

April 3, 2006 (Day10)

Every pod now appear fully established.  New leaves are emerging from the center hole every couple of hours.  We have given up on trying to string together a movie from the indiviual pics.  We will set up a time-lapse web cam for the next AeroGarden. 

April 4, 2006 (Day11)

All of the plants have reached the edge of their pods.  This is definitely the quickest we have ever seen things grow.  The amazing part of all this is the ZERO amount of work required from us after the initial setup.

April 5, 2006 (Day12)

Not sure why...but the two pods on the rear edge of the unit are growing the quickest.  We'll see if things even up some over time.  The leaves also seem to be growing into the middle.  That is expected since the light is brighter in the center.

April 6, 2006 (Day13)

We managed to get a shot from almost the exact position on two different days.  If you look carefully and compare the upper left image from today to the image from Day12, you will see the amount of growth in one day.  We checked the water level today.  It has been almost two weeks and the water has gone down some.  Since there is pump circulating water to all the pods, this unit can probably go for another week before we have to do any kind of maintenance.

April 7, 2006 (Day14)

Two weeks have passed since we flipped the switch and started the AeroGarden.  The progress has exceeded our expectations!  The RainyDayKitchen folks have started naming the individual pods.  I hope it won't be an issue come harvest time!  I think there is even a pool going as to which pod will grow the fastest.



AeroGarden Week 2

By Wan Chi Lau

Hydroponic gardening has been around for a long time.  Techniques and systems for growing plants in soil-less environments have been successfully created by amateur and professionals alike.

While the concepts and equipment necessary for a hydroponic garden is pretty simple to set up, it is often quite industrial looking and definitely not something one would want in the kitchen.

AeroGrow has created a system that is both simple and attractive. The photo below is the start of the project.

The AeorGarden was quick to assemble, easy to plant, and looks great anywhere in the house.  The photo below is the end of Week 2.

We will track the progress of the growth of the garden from planting (March 25th) to harvest.  We'll post the updates and photos every Saturday.  The photo below is the end of Week 3.

Here we are at the end of Week 4 and the crop is very vigorous.  We have been eating bits from it for a week now.


1. Assembly

2. Planting

3. Updates - this week

         Week 1: March 25 - March 31

         Week 2: April 1 - April 7

         Week 3: April 8 - April 16

         Week 4: April 17 - April 23

Assembly Summary:

1. Difficulty - easy

2. Time - 10 minutes

3. Tools - none

Planting Summary:

1. Difficulty - easy

2. Time - 5 minutes

3. Tools - none

Maintenance Summary:

1. Difficulty - easy

2. Time - 1 minutes

3. Tools - none


Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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