Hydroponics for your Kitchen Counter
By Pat Dickey, Fairfax County Master Gardener
For those of you who do not have a suitable outdoor gardening space for vegetables and herbs, a unique home hydroponic system called an Aerogarden may interest you. With an Aerogarden, you can grow many of the same crops you would grow outdoors. I received one many years ago as a gift from my son, who knew of my love for herb and vegetable gardening. He also knew that we had shade in our yard and an uncontrollable number of grazing deer in our wooded neighborhood. The Aerogarden became the convenient solution for growing and finally harvesting fresh herbs and lettuce to put on the dinner table.