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April 8, 2006 (Day15)

Two indicator lights came on today (Add Water, Add Nutrients).  This was the first time in 2 weeks we had to do any type of maintenance on the AeroGarden.

We replaced about a quart of water and added two nutrient tablets to the tank.  When we opened the tank, we also noticed the roots have reached out of the pods and have grown quite long!  This probably explains the faster growth we have been seeing the past few days.

April 9, 2006 (Day16)

The leaves are starting to fill in the spaces between the pods.  Clearly there is sufficient light from the bulbs.  However, it is interesting to note that the front center pod is growing the slowest.  We have a theory on why that is.  We'll see if this is also the case in our next crop before we go on record.  Drop us a note if you think you know why.

April 10, 2006 (Day17)

One of the pods (front left) have fully "bridged the gap" to one of its neighbors.  We think from this point on, the growth will continue, but the physical differences day to day are going to be less dramatic.  So unless something unexpected happens, we'll be posting updates to this page on Saturday, or Sunday, OK...definitely by 9AM on Monday morning.



AeroGarden Updates

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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