Mary's Mom's SS6 with 5 herb pods and 1 salad green pod

This is the AG SS6 we gave our Mom for her Birthday.

Planted on Jan 26, 2009 with 5 herbs - basil, dill, oregano, thyme, chive and 1 salad green pod using the herb setting and herb nutrient and city water.

Day 8 on Feb 3, 2009 - first photo op

Day 15 on Feb 10, 2009 - growing up

Day 71 on Apr 7, 2009 - removed empty/failed chive pod and replaced with spacer

Day 73 on Apr 9, 2009 - replaced spacer with rockwool germinating Chinese Wax Gourd 

Additional beneficiaries of AG lights are also included..

 Day 8Day 15  Day 71Day 74Salad green in SS1 at 3 months - just before RIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 16 - Mom's SS6 with Herb and Tomato seedlings 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just snipped a bit of my

Just snipped a bit of my lemon basil outside. Very lemony! Bet that'd be great in shrimp pasta dishes.

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I'm piping in with --- basil

I'm piping in with --- basil is about the only herb I use fresh.  Love that caprese salad!..  Yay for basil!!

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Yeah, my latest herb garden

Yeah, my latest herb garden has 3 basil.

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Mom's Garlic Chives, mint,

Mom's Garlic Chives, mint, cilantro and dill are all in her outdoor garden so she does not see the point for a AG herb garden right now.  If I plant a herb garden myself in the winter, it would be mostlhy basil (I now have seeds for cinnamon, lemon and regular italian basils) and some oregano.

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Sounds like a successful run

Sounds like a successful run of herbs!

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I retired Mom's herb garden

I retired Mom's herb garden after close to 6 months since the 3 remaining plants looked really sad.  Took some basil cuttings and got them rooted in a flower pouch bag and they seem to be doing okay but a bit bug bitten.

Mom has lots of Garlic Chives, Mint and some Cilantro and Dill even after pulling lots of Cilantro, Dil and Mint in her garden plus the Basil so it is only thyme and Oregano that we are missing.  She has lots to contend with in her outdoor garden and she is not yet 100% so wanted the AG to be retired until late fall.  I cleaned and disinfected with hydrogen peroxide so it is temporarily set aside.

 

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I have chives outside - gone

I have chives outside - gone perennial. It may actually be too warm indoors for them. They were happily blooming long before my pansies this year, I think. They kinda draggle thru summer. Their purple pom-pom flowers are kinda cute.

I got bored of actually eating them long ago. I bought one chive pot and stuck it in my garden maybe a decade ago. They migrated into a planter and moved to another house with me. I added more chives to the railing planters last year because I read somewhere that they discourage aphids, and this new place seems inundated with aphids. They do seem to occur slightly less in chive pots.

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I tried the chives in the AG

I tried the chives in the AG last year using the standard tablets, they were dismal; thin, sparse and weedy - not worth the effort. I'd never do them again - perhaps they would have been better with my flora?

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Good luck with it all, Mary!

Good luck with it all, Mary!

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The Chive sprouted briefly

The Chive sprouted briefly and died.  The lettuce ran its course.  

I had to discard the Oregano for my Mom monday and several trim back her thyme, basil and dill since her herb garden got infested with some kind of gnats and the basil leaves and other plants are getting diseased leaves.  I took some more Oregano cutting before discard the dead parts since my only decent live cutting went to my brother / SIL with 3 of the strongest basil cuttings.  I planted other basil cuttings and some dill from Mom's garden into a flower pouch for her.  The basil cuttings I got from the recent hack will be for me if they survive.  The basil plant is only left with one stem with some leaves and flowers.  I might see if it can grow seeds.  Dill is not a big issue since my Mom had some dill in the garden but the thyme is half dried out.  I q-tiped everything with 3% hydrogen peroxide.

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