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New member here

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*Waves* Hello... While I am not a new Aerogarden owner, I am an Aerogarden owner newly in search of advice. surprise

I currently have running:

An AG 7 LED Extra with a Salsa garden: Heirloom cherry tomato, mini jalapeno, Red fire chili's and Purple superhots.

An AG 6 LED with a lettuce combo: Deer Tongue, Marvel of 4 Seasons, Parris Island, Red Sails, Rouge D'Hiver, Black seeded Simpson.

Jamaican Hot Yellow "Mushroom" Pepper (2/20/2016)

This was the first of the gardens I planted on one of the three AG Bounties I've purchased this year. I've never had very good luck with peppers much hotter than a jalapeno. With 50% more power than the Ultra, I decided to take another chance on an extremely hot pepper. These are Jamaican Hot Yellow Peppers. They are nicknamed "Mushrooms". They are as hot as a Scotch Bonnet Habanero. When ripe, they will be bright yellow, and resemble the "Mushroom" when inverted.

Ghost Peppers (2/28/2016)

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I planted this Ghost Pepper Kit from AG on 2/28/2016. It didn't perform very well. What I've learned since, is that these are serious slow growers. 140-172 days from seed to ripe fruit in soil. One pod never germinated. The other was at 2" for so long I moved it to another garden, because I didn't want to give up on it yet, and I wanted to free a garden. 2 weeks later it started to grow. It is now 71 days and I have an open bloom,, and many buds waiting to produce.

Firecracker Hybrid Tomatoes (2/21/2016)

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I planted these Firecracker Hybrid Tomatoes on 2/21/2016. They jumped into life quickly. I had 4 sprouts in 5 days. They grew fast and large. These are classified as a grape tomato. However, all of the 20+ toms onthis pant are over an inch in diameter. I had to do some serious pruning, because this plant is supposed to be 3-feet in diameter. However, they are just ripening.

Transplanting outside with a foot of roots

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I started some Armenian Cucumbers in a seed starter kit in the AG.

The roots are about a foot long or more - http://www.gthomson.us/projects/landscaping/armenian-cucumbers-1.jpg

7 out of 8 started really well, so I want to start moving them outside.
With such long roots, what's the best way to move outside?

For the first two, I dug only a 6" hole, and spiriled the bottom end of the roots.

Aerogarden Ultra LED, Sweet Baby Girl Tomato

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Replanted my LED Ultra a week ago, this time trying sweet baby girl tomato.

They just taste good. Yes, the fantastico yielded fantastically - but sweet baby girl taste so much better. The seeds came up fast.

Update: Added 2-week photo.

Then 3-week. Pruned above 5th branch at 3 weeks. It already had suckers growing, including from seed leaves - branchy tomato.

Harvests:

102, first 1/1/2016, aged 13 weeks
 

Outdoor Flowers 2016

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The pansies have had a rough time outdoors, but pansyfest is approaching anyway! laugh Got a decent crop of shady lady impatiens coming along indoors, too. Only one of my hollyhocks seems to be coming back from winter - oh, well. The purple violas I planted last year, and a few of last year's pansies, are doing well.

Outdoor Tomatoes 2016

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Still inside, of course, but the elder tomatoes are now 3 weeks old, and the younger ones just planted.

I'm trying tomato grafting for the first time!

Learning 1:  grafting rootstock grows faster than anything I want to graft to it! Should have planted scions 5 days before rootstock...

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