Growing Veggies On Your Countertop: Why Aerogardens Flourish During The Pandemic

When summer heat and lack of a “green thumb” decimated his traditional garden, tech expert Omar Gallaga found a tech-enabled solution.

By Shelly BrisbinOctober 1, 2020 10:42 am, , ,

You’ve probably heard here on the Standard, and elsewhere, too, that gardening is a growing industry during the pandemic. It’s an activity that many folks who are stuck at home rely on for relaxation and a ready supply of vegetables and herbs. But if you don’t have the outdoor space, or the skills to start a garden of your own, there is an indoor, tech-enabled way to do it. 

Tech expert Omar Gallaga wrote about his Aerogarden for home and garden website, The Spruce. He told Texas Standard he got started with indoor gardening after family members took it up during the pandemic.

“My brother actually bought an Aerogarden – one of the more expensive versions of it, a $300 Bounty, which grow nine different kinds of vegetables at a time,” Gallaga said. “I saw him get into it and grow these things really quickly.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Why the seemingly high price of an Aerogarden is worth it to fans

– What you can grow in an Aerogarden

– How tech helps keep plants healthy

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