I was watching a commercial for the AeroGarden, a hydroponic thing that sits on your countertop and costs $150 to have fresh lettuce and tomatoes. Well, not being a gardener but definitely being a tinkerer, I decided to make my own.
As with many things, I made it first, then checked out how to do it. Turns out that the AeroGarden isn’t just a hydroponic garden, but an aeroponic garden – meaning that the roots get sprayed with nutrient solution. Yeah, that ain’t happenin here. I’ve got plastic cups, cotton balls, and seeds.
(I also bought a grow-light for the fluorescent light that’s always on in the basement. Total cost: about ten bucks.)
So here it is two days later, and I’ve got germination!
Aww…they’re so cute…