Fresh Herbs All Year Long

Grow ‘Em With Hydroponic Systems!

 

Have you ever thought about growing fresh herbs indoors using hydroponics? This is the best way to have them at your fingertips all year long.

With a hydroponic system and its controlled lighting and feeding, your indoor plants won’t get leggy and feeble in the shorter winter days. Lots of room for your favorites, like parsley, basil, thyme and chives.

And as they get bigger towards spring, you can just plant them outdoors or in containers.

aerogardenSummer or winter, in your kitchen or your basement – it really doesn’t matter with this handy hydroponic system, the AeroGarden Classic 7-Pod , that comes with a set of seeds to get you going.

I love to cook with fresh herbs. Zesty, tasty and nutritious, they are indispensable in my kitchen.

Just a few ways to enjoy them….

  • Fresh basil, oregano and thyme for my spaghetti sauce.
  • Sprigs of rosemary stuffed inside a roasting chicken, and tucked under the skin on the breast.
  • Chopped chives and basil for omelettes or scrambled eggs.
  • Dill and parsley for potato salad, along with some freshly minced oregano.
  • Tomato soup flavoured at the last minute with Italian parsley and basil.
  • Pork tenderloin that’s been rubbed with a blend of garlic and minced fresh sage leaves.

 

If you’ve ever wanted fresh herbs all year long, instead of having to put up with those packaged and dried ones that just don’t cut it for flavor, here’s another¬† hydroponic system , the Hydrofarm, that could be the answer. This lighting system works not just with herbs, but also provides light to get your starter plants up and growing much sooner.

Here are just a few of the benefits to growing your own herbs with any of the available hydroponic systems:

  • Full spectrum lighting can be set on a timer, so you get much faster foliage growth.
  • Set up almost anywhere – in a closet, in your garage, or on a table.
  • Eliminates the need for pesticides or weeding jobs.
  • The growing plants add oxygen to your indoor air, giving you a healthier environment.
  • A great way to promote rooting of your cuttings, getting lots of healthy plants from just one mother plant.

And who’s to say you can’t use it for other things – Start your tomatoes, peppers and cukes here, and give them a head start. Plant lettuce and bok choy, and have fresh greens all year round. How about using it for starting some of your favorite ornamentals?

The uses of any of these hydroponic systems are as expansive as your own imagination!

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