Post by clumsythumbs on Feb 26, 2019 15:51:49 GMT -5
This is a GREAT question. I am not sure to be honest... as I am still really new to AGing, I feel like I am barely still knowing what is possible.
But...a 'dream' set up would probably include some of the larger units (Farm + or XL) to have bigger/longer term projects going (peppers, tomatoes, other larger veggies). Definitely at least one counter top Herb Garden, and Salad garden. I would probably also have an Ultra or Bounty for cooking greens (Beet greens, kale, chois, etc.) I love the idea of having a whole wall of gardens...provide ambient lighting and a wall of life.
If space/money were not a limit I'd like to have as many machines as possible to experiment with other veggies while also having staples (lettuces and greens). That way I could also space things out and now feel the need/desire to want to use every pod-port on every machine.
I would love to get a few more of the big units, and I have space for those. Just far too often I find myself without the spoons to care for them.
I have two reasons for wanting a house right now. First is not sharing walls with neighbors. Second is a garage to do some larger scale growing. I've dreamed for years of growing most of my food and I'll need a larger scale setup to do that and stay in the city.
Towards that goal I've also looked into growing spirulina- algae it's fairly safe to grow at home that is a complete plant protein. Fish tanks full of algae isn't particularly clean, so I wouldn't want to do it in a room with a nice floor.
Last Edit: Mar 2, 2019 20:13:10 GMT -5 by serri588
My dream set up would be a room that's roughly 12'x14', so i could completely cover all the walls with Farms. 4x wide along each wall. The bottom would be Farm Plus units, with two small Farms stacked on top of each Farm Plus. That would allow me to grow plenty of tomatoes, peppers, and herbs in the Farm Plus units, with tons of lettuce, spinach, and other leafy greens (with maybe a few units with flowers) along the top Farm units. Then in the center of the room, i'd have some cabinets about 30" tall with all the necessary growing supplies, fertilizers, cal mag, ph/ppm testers, etc... Not wanting to waste the space on top of the cabinets, i'd toss two more 12" farm units up there, back to back with flowers. I've already drawn all this out It'll be a looong time before I ever get close to this setup though. For now, i'm still waiting on my first Farm and Farm Plus to be shipped... which is taking forever. I didn't realize Aerogrden takes so long to ship.