Hi everyone,

It is now almost a month and success! We are so pleased with the progress of the AeroGarden Bounty’s “crops”. Salad and fresh herbs are in our future.

It is wonderful to see the herbs starting to become reality. Fresh basil is on its way into sauces and pizza. The chives don’t seem to be responding so we will have to contact AeroGarden for a replacement.

This is probably what we are looking forward to the most! Fresh greens in Minnesota and many other parts of the country are just not possible this time of the year. Come June there will be lots of opportunities (barring a wet or soggy spring) but in the meantime buying organic produce is expensive and still not reliable as it isn’t as fresh.


It shouldn’t be too much longer and the joys of a fresh salad will be ours every day!
Take care,


Posted by admin, filed under Healthy Food, Herbs, Hydroponic Gardening, Local Food Connections. Date: January 28, 2016, 12:21 pm | Comments Off on Yea Salad And Herbs!

Hi there,

Well, it has certainly been awhile since I last posted. Life does get in the way sometimes. Anyway…

Summer left us a while ago and winter is here. What we find missing in our diet is the wonderful veggies and herbs from our CSA. Tired of buying organic greens in the clamshell package that get soggy after a day or two, we decided to experiment with growing our own in the winter.

Now as much as we wanted to grow our own salad greens and herbs we are not adventurous or brave enough to start with seedlings in little pots and deal with grow lights, etc. so we researched and found the AeroGarden. Once we made the decision, we went the whole way and purchased two of them – one for salad greens and one for herbs.

We were a bit skeptical, so I decided to photo log the way to fresh salad greens and herbs. Rather than posting a week of nothingness at a time, here is the journey from seedlings in pods to really good food!

Day of Planting:

The basics – the garden, seed pods and getting started. It is a very simple process helped along with the “Quick Start Guide”. In no time at all, we had two gardens planted.
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Posted by admin, filed under Healthy Food, Herbs, Hydroponic Gardening. Date: January 3, 2016, 11:56 am | Comments Off on A New Way to Garden

Hi everyone,

I love basil – its clean, fresh and intoxicating aroma just fills my head with ideas for using it in my cooking. It has such a wonderful taste and I can’t imagine a Margherita pizza without fresh basil. The dried basil just doesn’t impart the same wonderful fresh taste.

I wrote an article a while back about basil…. here is the link if you would like some ideas for using basil inĀ  your cooking http://ezinearticles.com/?Basil—5-Ways-to-Use-the-King-of-Herbs&id=1429712

Be back soon with another “B” veggie or fruit!

Take care,


Posted by admin, filed under Alphabet Posts, Herbs, Local Food Connections, Random Recipes. Date: March 12, 2011, 10:57 am | Comments Off on B is for…. Basil – The King of Herbs