Sunday, May 4, 2014

My Herb Garden

Yes, I know that I am not Jaime Oliver who has these amazing gardens where he collects his herbs to cook. Also I don't have somebody to clean after me, but that's another story.

There is no doubt that cooking with fresh hers makes a HUGHE difference in flavor and texture, but most of the time we use dried oregano, dill, etc. That is when my new toy comes to hand. I discovered in Kickstarter a project that was going to design a "minimum care" kind of herb garden. I jumped on board. After a while, like most Kickstarters are, I got mine...last week.

You open the box and there is nothing to assemble or put together (if it was Apple's it would be called The Igarden. Pretty much you find a spot in your kitchen, preferably near a window, and plug the thing. You add water. Once plugged to your outlet, automatically sets a on-off schedule and, when low in water it will start flashing with an S.O.S signal.  That's it.

I plugged mine last week and chose tomatoes, salad rocket and chilli. I still have another 3 cartridges for next time. In two days I could see the plants coming out. Incredible. Now they are about 1 cm. tall with leaves and all... I am happy.

It is important to note that this company is not paying me to write this. I just wanted to share. You can see the product at

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