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Growing herbs indoors

Isobel
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Growing herbs indoors

I thought I would give the HydroGarden a go over winter. It's a small all-in-one hydroponic growing kit with a built in lamp.

 

I popped basil seeds into one container and corriander into the other a couple of weeks ago and they are just starting to sprout. 

 

It's all very easy to set up and use.

 

But one improvement in the kit I would like to see is that it has a built in timer for shutting off each night but you still have to remember to turn it on each morning. I would have liked fully automatic operation, particularly for when you go away. I've already forgotten to put it on a couple of times. 

 

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Growing herbs indoors

Thanks for sharing @Isobel.

 

@bergs - This might be a way to get your chilli plants going well before the spring. 

 

Jason

 

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Isobel
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Re: Growing herbs indoors

Progress shot. Corriander going well but not much growth yet from the basil.

 

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bergs
Super Contributor

Re: Growing herbs indoors

Hi, great results @Isobel

@JasonI have purchased two propagating boxes from Bunnings and a heat mat from Vasili's Garden Centre and I'm getting ready to sow some of my Spring seeds including Chillies. 

I have my garlic growing along with my broad beans, mint and there is plenty of self sown parsley coming up, but

I haven't done much in the garden lately because of the weather.

I seem to be feeling it more as I age

Cheers @bergs

Re: Growing herbs indoors

I thought this was a vintage telephone at first glance lol... but such a great way to grow herbs! Excellent idea!! 😉😀👌🧚‍♀️

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Growing herbs indoors

Thanks for joining in the discussion @rivaalexandra and a big welcome to the Workshop community. We are looking forward to reading about your own projects and plans. Please post whenever you need a hand or have something to share.

 

Jason

 

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