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AeroGarden Growing Nutrients for Herbs Alternative

Posted by glavinsolo FL (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 6, 08 at 22:46

Hello all,

I have searched the forums on this and one poster forget who recommends floramato. My wife and I are interested if anyone else has a working nutrient for their AeroGarden Herb kit. From what AeroGarden explains that each kit requires a different set of nutrients.
From the Manufacturer:
# Aerogrow nutrient tablets consist mainly of mineral salts and provide the 13 micro and macro nutrients that all plants require in the right proportions for growing Basil in a container garden. The Aerogarden tablets also contain:
# Seaweed for 70 additional micro nutrients
# A pH balancing tap water buffer
# And a binder to hold the tablet together.

I'm sure the more popular this little device gets the more adventurous people will be when it comes to it.
I may start trying different nutrients like floramato. Was just wondering if anyone else has had any luck with other nutrients.

To the poster using Floramato:
Can you post your nutrient schedule?

Like 1tsp into the aerogarden reservoir every 2 weeks etc.

Thank you,

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: AeroGarden Growing Nutrients for Herbs Alternative

for growing herbs in my glad tub hydro system I make a concentrated solution of 2Tbsp miracle grow (30-10-30) + 1Tbsp epsom salt in 1 cup of water. for the nutrient solution, you generally combine 1 tsp of this solution to 1-2 cups of water.
you want to keep the EC in the range of 1.4-1.6. if you don't have an EC meter, mix it with one cup of water. if the leaf tips start to burn, dilute it until it disappears.
This worked very well for growing Italian parsley and Basil.
It also supported a spider plant for a long time.

RE: AeroGarden Growing Nutrients for Herbs Alternative

Check out Peat's guides in the aerogardeners news link below, it gives you a detailed description of the three fertilizers you need to mix

Here is a link that might be useful: Aerogarden News

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