Here Come The Hot Peppers!

Facebook Photo of the Week from Steven Barnes. We love seeing the progress from tiny seedlings to a full, flourishing garden. Looks like some tasty hot peppers are coming soon! Thanks for sharing your photos, and keep them coming. Steven, please email customerservice@aerogrow.com to claim the seed kit of your choice.
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AeroGarden Bounty

Facebook Photo of the Week from Michael Parks. What a beautiful display of peppers, tomatoes and cilantro – all grown in your assorted AeroGardens. Hope it tastes as good as it looks! Email customerservice@aerogrow.com to claim the free seed kit of your choice.10402529_754807817902698_9134473861528800643_n

Snapdragon’s Growing Like Crazy

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 The AeroGram Facebook Fan Photo of the Week Seed Kit winner is Denniz! Denniz posted a few different pics of the rapid growth in his AeroGarden! Those snapdragons look beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Denniz.

“Pollinated” Mega Cherry Tomatoes

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 The AeroGram Facebook Fan Photo of the Week Seed Kit winner is Robin! Robin posted lots of pics this week, but this one is the favorite, complete with a “bee” pollinating tomatoes! Those tomatoes look great! Thanks for sharing, Robin. 

Incredible Basil!

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The AeroGram Facebook Fan Photo of the Week Seed Kit winner is Carolyn! She shows off her huge basil leaves growing in her AeroGarden! Thanks for sharing!

 

Plentiful Peppers!

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The AeroGram Facebook Fan Photo of the Week Seed Kit winner is Véronique! Véronique shows off her beautiful and plentiful Jalapeno peppers growing in her AeroGarden! Thanks for sharing!

 

Field of Beans Dip

Recipe Submitted by AeroGardener’s Bri and Rob 

Field of beans

 

Refried beans
1/2 cup diced jalapeño
4 oz can green chiles
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup diced onion
2 cups shredded cheese
1 can diced olives
1 cup guacamole
Sour cream
Layer ingredients in baking dish then use sour cream to draw lines on your football field.
I used the Salsa seed kit for the jalapeños and tomatoes.

Two for One, Pods’ Delight

Recipe Submitted by AeroGardener Bella Gray

PodsDelightThis recipe is so universal you can harvest from almost all the AeroGrow gardens for your ingredients. Start with the basic recipe for a Pods’ Delight. For a second dip, kick it up a notch by adding avocado for a Pods’ Delight Guacamole dip. Two dips from one recipe and your gardens!

Serve either dip with your favorite corn chips, or stuff Romaine leaves from your gardens and eat as you would a taco. Not only are these two recipes wonderful as a basic dip, they can both be used as a topping on everything from salads, eggs, tacos, pizzas, hamburgers, and pretty much anything else that sounds good to you. Serves about 3-cups total, but if you have the garden ingredients double the recipe, it will all get eaten!

Basic Recipe Pods’ Delight:
1 cup Tomatoes from any of your gardens, diced
1 cup any colored Peppers from any of your pepper gardens, diced
1 cup Sweet onion, diced

3 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
1 Tablespoon fresh Cilantros leaves from your garden, minced
To taste Hot peppers from your garden, minced (optional)

Kick it up a notch to Pods’ Delight Guacamole:
2-3 (depending upon the size) normal-sized Avocados, diced

Corn Chips
Romaine Lettuce

If you don’t have fresh Cilantro leaves substitute finely diced green onions. Some people may even enjoy basil or parsley, but stick to the basics the first time. Have a care not to use too much Cilantro, as it can be overpowering. Using a mandolin to dice everything will speed things up. How many hot peppers from your gardens is up to your personal taste. Combine all the ingredients and allow to marinade, but it will be hard to resist! After you make it a few times you’ll know how long you prefer.

Option: kick it up a notch; turn 1/3 of your Pods’ Delight into a second dip: Dump 1/3 of your basic Pods’ Delight recipe into your food processor and add 1/2 of your diced avocado, pulse until your mixture is relatively smooth. Don’t over pulse, because some chunks are fine. Transfer mixture into a medium bowl. Smash your remaining avocado with a fork or potato masher to break it up a bit further. Fold these two mixtures together. Keep covered tightly (push plastic wrap into direct contact with dip) until ready to serve, as avocados oxidize and turn brown when exposed to the air.

That’s it, a wonderfully quick and easy way to have two separate dips using all your luscious ingredients from your gardens. Enjoy!

 

Shock Wave Petunia/Bacopa Mix

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The AeroGram Facebook Fan Photo of the Week Seed Kit winner is Valerie! Valerie shows off her Petunia/Bacopa mix but gives some sage advice, “”I would suggest the petunia be planted alone because it crowds out the Bacopa in an [AeroGarden].” Thanks for sharing Valerie!

 

Seed Starting System in Action!

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The AeroGram Facebook Fan Photo of the Week Seed Kit winner is Kat! Kat shows off her seed starting system saying, “OK I’m officially impressed! Seeds that were supposed to be hard to start [germinated] in 48 hours! Pics every 12 hours from start. Can’t wait to get my other seed starter kit!” Thanks for sharing Kat!