Plant Eggs Are Hatching!

Posted 2016.01.10 15.57 in Hobbies, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Less than a week after I set up the Aerogarden, the plant eggs are already hatching!

Thai Basil was first, and despite being a little shy and not yet poking its head out from under the paper cover, it looks like it’s kind of green and bushy down there.

Wee Baby Basil

Genovese Basil was second, but it’s moving slowly and in an awkward position to try and photograph. For now I can only see it by angling a little mirror above the wee plastic dome.

And this one just hatched last night before lights-out, now today he’s already coming up strong!



  1. Lezley says:

    This is SO cool!! I’m totally going to look into getting one of these.

    Do you think that they can be transplanted into soil later?

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hi Lezley,

    I am pretty sure they can be transplanted. At least, I’m certainly going to try it.

    I don’t recall seeing anything in the instructions about transplanting, they sort of indicate that they expect the plants entire life cycle will happen in the aerogarden. But that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work.

    The sort of loamy things the seeds start in are porous and the plastic ‘holder’ is fragile and looks like it’d be easy to break it apart. Underneath is quite open, so the roots can get out anyways.

    For some of these plants at least, I intend to try transplanting them when they’re bigger.


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