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Aeroponics Plants List

An aeroponic system is an easy way to grow a huge variety of herbs, leafy greens, vegetables, and edible flowers. We've broken down the most commonly grown plants in the Airgarden below, or you can take our growing quiz for more detailed information on what to grow in your location.

Growing fruits with aeroponics

Aeroponics can be used to grow a variety of fruits, including strawberries and melons. However, some fruits are more challenging to grow in the Airgarden due to their larger size and nutrient requirements.

Strawberries

Grow your own delicious and juice strawberries - YUM!

Growing Season: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 8 weeks
Final Harvest: 14 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest when berries turn deep red.

Growing vegetables with aeroponics

Aeroponics can be used to grow a wide range of vegetables – the rule of thumb for the Airgarden is that if it doesn't grow in a tree (e.g. avocado) and isn't a root vegetable (e.g. potato, carrot), it will grow well! However, the suitability of particular vegetables depends on several factors such as the plant's size, growth rate, and environmental conditions. To check out what plants will grow best in your location and based on season take our growing quiz.

Asian greens (all types)

Including favourites like bok choy, pak choy and Chineses broccoli, Asian greens are great for stir-fry's, Asian soups, noodle dishes or chopped raw in a salad.

Growing Season: Year Round (in mild climates)
Harvest Method: Full Harvest
Average monthly yield: 2-3 full heads
First Harvest: 3 weeks
Final Harvest: 6 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Top level

Growing and Harvesting Tips
Asian greens thrive in an aeroponic growing environment, so they grow super quickly. When the plant grows to 15-20cm tall, or when a full 'bunch' has been established, harvest the entire head including the grow plug.

Broccoli

A favorite cool season vegetable, broccoli can take a bit of time to grow, but the end result is well worth the wait!

Growing Season: Autumn, Winter, and Early Spring
Harvest Method: Cut and Come Again
First Harvest: 7 weeks
Final Harvest: 11 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Growing and Harvesting Tips
Each broccoli plant will produce between 5-10 heads. Start harvesting while the heads are still tight and before they begin to spread out. The plant will continue to produce smaller fruits once the main head is harvested. Don't forget you can cut out any waste and eat the leaves too!

Brussel sprouts

The humble sprout has been through a renaissance in recent years - jazz it up with butter (and perhaps even some bacon!) and it will be a star on your plate.

Growing Season: Winter and Early Spring
Harvest Method: Cut and Come Again
First Harvest: 6 weeks
Final Harvest: 10 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Cabbage (all types)

Whilst it may surprise you, you can grow all kinds of cabbage, like Napa, green, and red, with aeroponics.

Growing Season: Autumn, Winter, and Spring
Harvest Method: Full harvest
First Harvest: 8 weeks
Final Harvest: 11 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest when cabbage head is bout 20cm tall and is firm and established. Cabbage leaves can burn in hot weather so make sure you only plant in the cooler seasons. Temperatures below 10Β° may also cause premature bolting - you can mitigate this by using a water heater as listed in our additional supplies.

Capsicum

You've never tasted sweeter, more delicious capscium that that which you've grown with aeroponics in an Airgarden!

Growing Season: Late Spring and Summer
Harvest Method: Cut & come again
Average monthly yield: 6-8 capsicums
First Harvest: 7 weeks
Final Harvest: 10 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Capsicums love pruning and harvesting – doing both regularly will spur more and faster growth. Make sure you prune leaves and trim roots regularly, as capsicum plants can grow large and risk obstructing other plants in your Airgarden.

You can continue to harvest capsicum fruits for a couple of months, and aim to do a full harvest when the grow cup becomes slightly difficult to remove from the Airgarden or the roots are obstructing other plants.

Cauliflower

There is no greater feeling on earth than when your delicious cauliflower heads start to show amongst the leaves. Whilst they are smaller in size, caulflowers grown with aeroponics are still PACKED full of flavour.

Growing Season: Spring and Autumn
Harvest Method: Full harvest
First Harvest: 9 weeks
Final Harvest: 13 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Cauliflower is ready to harvest when the white head is around 15-20cm. Keep outer leaves on the plant to protect the head from the sun. Harvest the cauliflower by cutting the head off the plant a few inches from the base.

The cauliflower head may turn purple or pink if it is exposed to too much heat, cold, or sunlight. This will not change the flavour though so you can still harvest and enjoy it!

Celery

A versitile plant packed full of nutritional value – enjoy it in soups, juices, salads, and sauces!

Growing Season: Autumn, Winter and Spring
Harvest Method: Full harvest
First Harvest: 7 weeks
Final Harvest: 13 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Mature celery stalks can grow up to 50cm! Harvest individual celery stalks as needed, or harvest the entire plant when it has reached a mature size.

If you notice celery is bitter, it may need more time to mature, or you can store it in the fridge for a few days to improve flavour. You should also cool stalks immediately after harvesting by placing them in water to maximise their post-harvest lifetime.

Chilli (all types)

Spice up your life by growing all kinds of chillies with aeroponics in the Airgarden.

Growing Season: Summer
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 8 weeks
Final Harvest: 13 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Middle level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Chillis love pruning and harvesting – doing both regularly will spur more and faster growth. Make sure you prune leaves and trim roots regularly, as capsicum plants can grow large and risk obstructing other plants in your Airgarden.

You can continue to harvest chillis for a couple of months, and aim to do a full harvest when the grow cup becomes slightly difficult to remove from the Airgarden or the roots are obstructing other plants.

Harvest your chillies when they have reached the desired colour (i.e. red, or green) and size (10-15cm).

Cucumber

The most commonly grown cucumber in the Airgarden is the Lebanese cucumber.

Growing Season: Spring and Summer
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 7 cucumbers
First Harvest: 7 weeks
Final Harvest: 10 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Cucumber plants can get quite large, so make sure you grow them on the bottom levels.

Cucumbers grown using aeroponics in the Airgarden are best harvested at 10 - 15cm. It is normal for the first few fruits to die off so fear not - as long as the plant continues to produce new, healthy growth then the it just needs more time to grow to a mature state.

If you don't have any natural pollinators around, you may need to hand-pollinate to ensure you plant actually produces ediable fruits.

To hand pollinate: Go to your plant early (before 10am), carefully pluck male flower (the one that is long with no swollen ovary at the back of the flower) peel back petals to expose pollen anthers in center, and gently brush against center of female flower (shorter stem and mini fruit behind the flower with larger petals). You can also use a paint brush to do this.

Eggplant

The eggplant provides fiber and a range of nutrients. This low calorie vegetable features in the Mediterranean diet.

Growing Season: Spring and Summer
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average yield: 15 eggplants
First Harvest: 8 weeks
Final Harvest: 10 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Eggplants should be harvested when they are 10-20cm, when they have reached a rich purple colour. Their colour will begin to fade and if left un-harvested for too long they will turn yellow and overripe.

Eggplants love pruning and harvesting – doing both regularly will spur more and faster growth. The plant will grow too tall and risk restricting other plants unless clipped when it reaches around 40cm.

Green beans

A classic, green beans thrive with aeroponic growing and produce very high yields.

Growing Season: Spring, Summer and early Autumn
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 6 weeks
Final Harvest: 9 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest when beans reach 7-10cm. You will be able to continually harvest beans for up to 9 weeks. It is time to replace the plant when no more new beans are being produced.

Kale

The MVP of superfoods! And one that grows fantastically with aeroponics, and can successfully produce crops all year round.

Growing Season: Year round (in milder climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 3 large bunches
First Harvest: 4 weeks
Final Harvest: 6 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

For tender smaller leaves used raw / in salads, harvest at 10-20cm. To use for cooking harvest when leaves reach 20-30cm.

Leek

A favourite for soups, quiches, or roasted – leek grows all year round with aeroponics.

Growing Season: Year round (in milder climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 4 weeks
Final Harvest: 7 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Lettuce (all types)

Give your health a daily boost and make friends with salad with lots and lots of lettuce!

Growing Season: Year round (in milder climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again and full harvest
Average monthly yield: 3 heads
First Harvest: 3 weeks
Final Harvest: 8 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest when lettuce leaves become solid and formed enough to eat!

Harvest using the cut and come again method (cutting leaves from the outside of the plant in) which will spur the production of new leaves, then do a full harvest when you are either planning on using the entire plant in a meal, or it is nearing the end of its lifecycle.

Peas (all types)

Snow peas, sugar snap peas, sweet peas – you'll get great yields growing any of these varieties with aeroponics.

Growing Season: Autumn, winter and early spring
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 6 weeks
Final Harvest: 10 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Radicchio

Feel like your in Italy with your own homegrown radicchio.

Growing Season: Late Autumn, winter and early spring
Harvest Method: Full harvest
First Harvest: 6 weeks
Final Harvest: 10 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest when the plant forms a tight head.

Rocket

Fresh rocket grown in your aeroponic Airgarden tastes unlike anything you can buy at the shops. Peppery and delicious, you won't ever eat supermarket rocket again!

Growing Season: Year round (in mild climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again harvest
Average monthly yield: 150g (2-3 supermarket packets)
First Harvest: 3 weeks
Final Harvest: 6 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest leaves at 10-15cm for milder flavor, or leave to grow larger for a more intense peppery flavour. Watch out for bolting, as this makes the leaves fibrous and astringent. You will know your rocket plant is at the end of its lifecycle once it starts to taste bitter.

Silverbeet / chard (all types)

From green silverbeet to rainbow chard, it all goes gangbusters all year round with aeroponic growing.

Growing Season: Year round (in mild climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again harvest
Average monthly yield: 4-5 bunches
First Harvest: 4 weeks
Final Harvest: 6 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Top level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Place the plant near the top of your Airgarden so the stalks and roots can grow thick and the plant can produce large delicious leaves.

The plant must be removed before the stalk is the same size as the grow hole. Harvest larger leaves near the base from the outside first, before moving inwards.

Spinach (all types)

Grow all kinds of spinach included baby spinach, savoy spinach and flat headed spinach, all year round in the Airgarden.

Growing Season: Year round (in mild climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 2-3 bunches
First Harvest: 4 weeks
Final Harvest: 6 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest when the leaves are small for salads, or allow to mature and use as a cooked green.

Sorrel

Stunning, red-veined, green leaves have a tart, lemony flavor.

Growing Season: Spring and Autumn
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 4 weeks
Final Harvest: 6 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

This is a fast growing plant. To harvest cut leaves off at the base of the stem from the outside in, which will spur continued growth of new leaves.

Harvest baby leaves at about 10cm for salads, or allow to grow longer for cooking.

Squash (all types)

Stunning, red-veined, green leaves have a tart, lemony flavor.

Growing Season: Spring and Summer
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 6 weeks
Final Harvest: 8 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest when the small with the flower still attached, or wait until fully formed i.e. grown to around the size of your palm.

Tomato (all types)

Grow hundreds of cherry tomatoes, truss tomatoes, baby roma tomatoes – any tomato variety grows super well with aeroponics in the Airgarden and is a tribe favourite.

Growing Season: Spring and Summer
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 4 punnets (cherry tomatoes)
First Harvest: 7 weeks
Final Harvest: 10 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Tomato plants will require regular pruning to keep plants from obstructing other plants, as well as to encourage growth.

Pruning also ensures nutrients are funelled to your actual fruits (not the leaves), and that they can access maximum sunlight.

Check out our full guide for growing tomatoes with aeroponics in the Airgarden here.

Watercress

Packed full of nutrition, watercress is a delicious addition to your Airgarden.

Growing Season: Spring and Autumn
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 3 weeks
Final Harvest: 8 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Watercress is at peak flavour when it reaches about 20cm in height. The whole plant is edible so be sure to harvest and eat the stem as well. Watercress is slow to bolt so you can continue to harvest until you see a flower start to appaer!

Zucchini

Packed full of nutrition, watercress is a delicious addition to your Airgarden.

Growing Season: Spring, summer and autumn
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 6 weeks
Final Harvest: 10 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Bottom level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest zucchinis when they have reached 15-20cm by gently twisting off or cutting at stem halfway between fruit and plant.

Be careful not to scratch flesh as zucchini will not keep as well. Pluck off any immature fruits that are turning yellow or withering at the flower end as this indicates poor pollination which is necessary for full fruit formation.

If you don't have any natural pollinators around, you may need to hand-pollinate to ensure you plant actually produces ediable fruits.

To hand pollinate: Go to your plant early (before 10am), carefully pluck male flower (the one that is long with no swollen ovary at the back of the flower) peel back petals to expose pollen anthers in center, and gently brush against center of female flower (shorter stem and mini fruit behind the flower with larger petals). You can also use a paint brush to do this.

Virtually all herbs are well-suited for aeroponics due to their small size and rapid growth. Aeroponics provides an ideal environment for growing herbs as it allows precise control over the nutrient solution, humidity, and temperature, resulting in faster growth and higher yields.

Basil (all types)

Grow all kinds of basil – Thai, sweet, Lemon etc. They all grow extremely well with aeroponics in the Airgarden.

Growing Season: Spring and Summer
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 4 bunches
First Harvest: 4 weeks
Final Harvest: 7 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Basil is a fast-growing herb that produces plenty of flavorful leaves. The best way to harvest basil leaves is by pinching off each leaf at their base, where the leaf meets the stem.

Use the cut and come again method to start harvesting basil leaves from the outside of the plant where there are more mature leaves, to spur new growth.

For the most flavourful leaves, harvest them before the flowers appear. Once flowers start to appear you should do a full harvest and replace the plant.

Chives

Delicate fresh flavor, perfect for garnishes, entrees and sauces.

Growing Season: Year round (in mild climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 4 bunches
First Harvest: 4 weeks
Final Harvest: 7 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest chives when they have grown to at least 15cm. Cut the leaves from the base of the plant for a full harvest, or simply cut the top 5-10cm off as and when you need, which will spur new growth.

Coriander

Delicate fresh flavor, perfect for garnishes, entrees and sauces.

Growing Season: Year round (in mild climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 4 bunches
First Harvest: 3 weeks
Final Harvest: 7 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Keep coriander in a cool / shaded spot on your Airgarden if possible to avoid bolting.

To harvest, cut coriander leaves about one-third of the way down to the stem - use the top third and the bottom two-thirds will continue to grow new leaves.

Coriander is easy to bolt, so you should be harvesting at least once a week. If you aren’t able to cook with it immediately, you can leave stems in a glass of water on your bench for up to 5 days, freeze the cuttings until you’re ready to cook with them.

Dill

Delicate fresh flavor, perfect for garnishes, entrees and sauces.

Growing Season: Year round (in mild climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 6 bunches
First Harvest: 4 weeks
Final Harvest: 7 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

You can start harvesting your dill as soon as it has at least four to five leaves, but never take more than a third of the plant at a time to ensure it will continue to grow new leaves. Using a pair of scissors, snip the stems of the leaves, right where they meet the growth point on the main stem.

Mint (all types)

Delicate fresh flavor, perfect for garnishes, entrees and sauces.

Growing Season: Year round (in mild climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 6 bunches
First Harvest: 4 weeks
Final Harvest: 7 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Mint can be kept growing in your Airgarden year-round and harvested as needed, but you should harvest just before the mint flowers for the best flavour.

To harvest, cut off individual stems. Wherever you clip the stems, the mint will grow new stems that branch off, leading to more mint!

Mint can grow quite wild with aeroponics in the Airgarden so needs regular pruning and harvesting, as well as root trimming.

Once you notice flower buds, pluck them off so the plant uses its energy to grow more leaves instead of to produce flowers.

Oregano

Growing Season: Spring, summer and autumn
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 2 bunches
First Harvest: 5 weeks
Final Harvest: 8 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Begin harvesting your oregano when stems have reached 15cm+, make sure to always leave some leaves growing to continually spur growth.

Parsley (all types)

Growing Season: Year round (in mild climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 6 bunches
First Harvest: 4 weeks
Final Harvest: 8 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Wait until plant is 20-30cm, then start harvesting as needed.

Sage

Growing Season: Spring and autumn
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 4 bunches
First Harvest: 5 weeks
Final Harvest: 8 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Start cutting leaves and stems as needed when stalks begin to reach 12cm.

Thyme

Growing Season: Year round (in mild climates)
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
Average monthly yield: 2 bunches
First Harvest: 5 weeks
Final Harvest: 8 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Start harvesting as needed when stalks begin to reach 10-15cm.

Aeroponics can be used to grow a variety of flowers, including orchids, roses, gerbera daisies, anthuriums, and carnations. Aeroponic growth offers several advantages for flower production, such as faster growth and enhanced flower quality. Growing flowers in your Airgarden is also beneficial in attracting bees to ensure successful pollination of fruiting plants. Β 

Marigold

Growing Season: Spring, summer and autumn
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 6 weeks
Final Harvest: 8 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Marigolds are a natural insect deterrent, so when grown in your Airgarden can increase the growth and health of fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cucumbers, eggplant, or tomatoes.

An edible flower, Marigolds are used often in garlands and can make a wonderful coloured decoration on meals.

Dianthus

Dianthus roughly translates to 'Divine Flower' - a fitting moniker for such a beautiful bloom! Blooms will appear in a blaze of dazzling colors like rose, scarlet, and crimson. Display this decorative bloom in a vase with water, or as part of a DIY tablescape.

Growing Season: Spring
Harvest Method: Cut and Come Again
First Harvest: 7 weeks
Final Harvest: 10 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any Level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest flowers when they have completely bloomed or leave them in your Airgarden for some extra color.

Alaska Nasturtium

This beautiful salad green has edible leaves and coloured flowers with a spicy mustard taste and a sweet finish.

Growing Season: Spring and Autumn
Harvest Method: Cut and Come Again
First Harvest: 5 weeks
Final Harvest: 8 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Lower level

Growing and Harvesting Tips
This trailing, vine-like flowering plant should be planted at the bottom of your Airgarden to allow the plant to hang down. Leaves will develop more sweetness the longer they grow.

Violas

Growing Season: Spring and autumn
Harvest Method: Cut and come again
First Harvest: 5 weeks
Final Harvest: 8 weeks
Best Airgarden Placement: Any level

Growing and Harvesting Tips

Harvest when flowers are fully open.

The Airgarden is Australia's first homegrown aeroponic vertical garden for home-growers, making it fast and easy to grow a serious harvest of fresh herbs, leafy greens, vegetables and flowers from home. The Airgarden uses aeroponic technology which enables plants to grow three times faster and with 95% less water than growing with soil, meaning you'll be harvesting in as little as two weeks.

If you have any questions about growing with aeroponics that were not answered on this page, get in contact with the Airgarden team 7 days a week via email, live chat or phone. You can also take our growing quiz to learn more about what to grow in your location.

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