I was gifted an Aerogarden several years ago and I love the thing. There is nothing like having fresh basil for pesto, fresh cilantro for your taco’s, fresh mint and chamomile for your tea and fresh dill for potato salad. Currently I am growing basil, marjoram and thyme.
With all of the extra light from my Aerogarden it gives me opportunity for additional fresh food.
Place green onions in a few inches of water, change the water and rinse onions every two days. When you harvest them just completely cut the onion a few inches above where the water line is and it will completely regrow to be used again. The same can be done for leeks and celery.
I also started growing ginger on my patio to see how that goes, it’s a lovely looking plant.
I have two Genovese Basil plants growing in my Aerogarden and they are starting to take over so I made some Basil hummus.
I kinda just threw things in the blender and it turned out yummy.
I also made an attempt at pita bread.
It was good but it will be better next time 🙂
Then three days later my basil had grown back up into the lights and nothing else was getting any light.
So I made Pasta sauce! I have some Oregano growing in the aerogarden as well.. and some chives if the poor things could get some light..
Used the same throw it in the pan and it turned out yummy method.
I’m still eating the leftovers.
It seems that the more I chop my basil the more it insists on growing, I cut it back heavily this time, maybe I’ll have a few days to make some recipes with my other herbs. I have a savory chicken waiting to be roasted.
My kitchen garden is growing beyond my means to consume it, salads, salad dressings, chip dips, herbed chickens, herbed potatoes, infused oils and all of the other things I forgot I made were not enough, The Aerogarden grows fast! It’s time to start drying. I’m going to try the paper bag method. I now regret not bringing the food dehydrator with me when I moved.
(For the paper bag method you cut and tie small bundles of herbs, make sure any damaged leaves are removed. Tightly tie them hang upside down by the stem in a paper bags for two weeks.)
My next grow is going to be Oregano, Savory, Mint, Chives, Parsley, Cilantro, and Genovese Basil.