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Petomato and AeroGarden 5 Week Progress Update – Apartment Gardening

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As you know if you’ve visited my blog recently, I started a garden in our apartment last month. I’m currently growing microgreens, a Petomato tomato, and an AeroGarden that’s mostly filled with lettuce. I just have cell phone photos this week, but I wanted to share how well everything is doing!

We harvest some lettuce every two or three days, but in spite of a recent harvest the AeroGarden is looking pretty full!


The cilantro never sprouted, so I replanted that space with another lettuce. The smallest lettuce plant (front and center) is just barely over two weeks old! It’s between parsley and chives. Parsley is slow to sprout and grow, but it’s starting to look good.

aerogarden parsley

The Petomato is also doing well in its window home. It’s still very sturdy! It, too, has grown quite a bit in the last two weeks.

petomatoWe both love how much fresh produce we’ve been able to grow in our apartment and look forward to even more soon! If you’re short on space or looking for a winter gardening solution, I highly recommend both the AeroGarden and the Petomato.

Do you grow herbs or vegetables indoors?



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  • Melissa October 17, 2016, 07:18

    Hi Natasha,

    May I know how do you take care of your petomato plant? How much plant food are you adding to the water and how often do your change the water? Did you also had to prune the plant?

    I noticed that my stem is turning purple… šŸ™ not sure if it is a cause for concern!

    Looking forward to your reply!

    Best regards,

    • Natashalh October 17, 2016, 08:56

      I don’t currently have a petomato growing, so I’m trying to remember…I think I changed the water and added a scoop of food weekly. I pretty much always “prune” tomatoes by getting rid of the little growths that form in the junction of branches, if that makes sense. They’ll eventually grow into fruiting branches, but I prefer to direct the plant’s energies towards the larger stems that are already growing. As for the purple, that probably isn’t anything to worry about. Tomato plant stems can get reddish purple and also may start growing little bumps and extra roots lower down on the stem – that’s totally normal.

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