Thursday, January 18, 2024

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

For the holidays, 710 got me a device - I don't know what to call it. A hydroponic garden? A kitchen counter herb garden?

Officially, it's called the Click & Go Smart Garden 3. One can grow certain flowers, fruits or herbs in it. 


I don't know if you choose which flora you get sent, but I'm assuming you would. I didn't ask. It seemed doubtful we would be growing wild strawberry. 

That's right. Singular. The website doesn't say 'strawberries'. Whichever - we have basil, which is good, because I use that a lot. 

There are Smart Gardens 9 and 27, but my husband doesn't love me that much. It's hard to blame him. I'm a lot. 

So, I'll kind of walk you through it. 

Ya gots the container with the grow light that is angled above it. And a place for tree pods. The bar on the left rises and falls depending on the water content. It basically tells you when to add more water by where it sits. 

Basil was the herb we're doing with. There are three pods in this package. 

Each one goes in its own little cubby. 

The grow light is on for 15 hours (!!!) per day. It takes up a bit of counter space but not tons. 

As you can see from the title image, only two of the three pods have sprouted. We are seeing if the company will give us an additional pod for the foible. 

But the basil is coming along. Oh, and the grow light can move to a higher position to accommodate the growing plant. It's supposed to grow to a decent size. I'll let you know how it turns out. 

Oh, and an aside: After selecting the title / song for this, I did a little wiki'ing on "Two Out of Three". There wasn't much there I didn't know - until I got to the last line..........and it KILLED me (in a good way).

Song by: Meatloaf


Travel said...

I think my late brother in law had a room size version of that.

James Dwight Williamson said...

I’ve always heard you just start with the tip , and work your way up😊