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Hi, I have a Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Bounty. I would like to know if it's possible to grow those listed and how easy is to grow? Thank you

 

 

Giant ground cherry

 

kidney bean

Dwarf Bean Pensil

Black Seeded Simpson

edamame

spinach

Lettuce

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Ive grown a few of these

Ive grown a few of these in the past.

 

Dwarf Bean Pensil - you may have to germinate these in a papaer towel and use the strawberry crown method.

Black Seeded Simpson - very good lettuce to grow. It is one of the less bitter ones when it gets older.

spinach - cut the sponge similar to the strawberry method to help with the tap root. I had to reset a couple of them because they started to grow away from the pod. Just be gentle and you should be ok.

Lettuce - one of the best ways to grow it. I like the small tennis ball varieties, pick early for best flavor.

 

 

Strawberry Cut Pod Method

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Thanks for the advice!

Thanks for the advice!

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Hi, shan52, welcome!

Hi, shan52, welcome!

On your list - lettuce, including black seeded simpson, grows great. I personally prefer lettuces with a bit more body this time of year, because I have winter-dry air in the Northeast - small romaines and summercrisp, especially. Dry air sucks the life out of loose leaf lettuce. But whatever floats your boat.

I do not recommend any kind of beans. Exactly one person I know of has managed to grow spinach. I still don't know how he persuaded the tap root to go through the sponge. It's not a beginner's project, by any means.

I've grown ground cherries outdoors, and like you said - it's a large plant. Can it be bonsai'd into a Bounty? Maybe. I've never seen anyone do it. I'd also never eaten a ground cherry before growing them outside, and didn't like them. It's generally harder to get good fruit flavor indoors. Way advanced project.

You'll be happy with lettuce. :) That's an ideal first grow.

My book Indoor Salad talks more about why, and the different plant types, if you're interested.

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