You might recall that I ordered an Aerogarden a couple of weeks ago when it was in Amazon’s Friday sale. I finally got it set up yesterday morning, after obtaining an extension cord. It’s funny how, even though I knew the light would be on for 17 hours each day, the energy cost of that didn’t really occur to me until I saw the light come on and realized it wasn’t going to turn off until late that night, and that the water in the bowl would be constantly aerated. If I see a huge increase in our electricity bill, I’ll have to think about unplugging the Aerogarden for good and chalk it up to an expensive lesson learned.
But I’m optimistic that any increase in our use of power will be more than made up for by the produce we consume. In less than 48 hours, the first shoots are just starting to peek their way out of the seed pod. It’s almost like magic, the way it happened so quickly. But it’s just what I needed, given my misgivings about whether the Aerogarden will turn out to be a good purchase.
In fact, I’m so optimistic now that I’m dreaming about growing strawberries and cherry tomatoes once these baby greens are done growing!