Recently I purchased a Miracle-Gro AeroGarden, then I bought another. Currently in the largest, Bounty version, I have cherry tomato plants. For a while I also had lettuce, but they seeded out and the tomatoes took over. I love tomatoes and so am getting a real kick out of harvesting fresh cherry tomatoes straight into my mouth. The AeroGarden is a version of a hydroponic garden (the roots are in both air and water) and so uses no soil. This is very handy and clean in a New York City apartment. It also has a grow light which will serve me well all winter.
My second garden is a small Sprout version that is being used for herbs (basil – delicious; dill – very nice; and parsley – struggling a bit). I love having fresh basil to add to my beloved Caprese Salad, fresh and delicious. I will also try making some fresh small batch pesto later.
I missed the gardening that I did in Pittsburgh, Florida and Ohio and never thought I would have a chance in a NY apartment. Just call me Farmer Walter.