AeroGarden round 2 has come to an end. 101 days planted, and some plants are dying and some are essentially not harvestable. I did get some good salads out of this last go round, even with only 3 lettuce pods growing.
You really have to keep the Romaine trimmed, otherwise it will take off like you see in this last picture. It doesn’t have any edible leaves and it is trying reach the skies height wise. Also, you really need to keep the lettuce trimmed on a regular basis, otherwise it grows out of control and you can trim off too much. I had one bad week that I wasn’t around and it grew out of control.
As far as growing herbs, I’d say unless you cook a ton, they aren’t worth it. I don’t cook enough with a use for herbs to justify growing them. The chives are just not flavorful enough to be useful, the parsley died an early death, and the basil grew out of control. With me not cooking a lot of pasta, to keep carbs under control, I ended up with a ton of basil with no use for it.
In this next round I’m about to get a 7 pod lettuce kit. They sprout quick and I now know to keep it under control for this round.