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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2016, 12:13:53 PM »
sell it in KGH
shouldnt be hard to sell for cheaper than the bodek bags
FWIW, Star K's shita regarding this is different than many of the other organizations.  They rely on a kula regarding determining the chazaka, and therefore many wont eat the lettuce in the fresh express bags with the star k hechsher (I still dont get how some bags have the hechsher and some dont)
Lol, it doesn't grow quite that much. I'm sure even when if we do lettuce next, it won't be enough that my wife will never have to buy more lettuce while it's growing/producing.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2016, 12:23:41 PM »
Interesting. This is how we washed strawberies all the years.

A few years ago supposedly something changed and the washing was deemed ineffective.

Either I have been misinformed, or these hechsherim are the minority opinion..

Though I get the feeling that even these hechsherim would admit that there is a big mokom to be machmir.
BTW fruit stores in Yerushalayim under the BADATZ sell fresh strawberries!!!!

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2016, 12:26:18 PM »
BTW fruit stores in Yerushalayim under the BADATZ sell fresh strawberries!!!!
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2016, 12:26:30 PM »
BTW fruit stores in Yerushalayim under the BADATZ sell fresh strawberries!!!!
Depending on where you grow the strawberries you may be able to get less buggy ones.
Maybe they get it from a different place than America does.
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2016, 12:26:34 PM »

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2016, 12:30:34 PM »
Depending on where you grow the strawberries you may be able to get less buggy ones.
Well that's what the store owner tried selling me.

However I personally called the BADATZ, and they said that their Hashgacha is only on Terumos/Maasros, but they allow them to sell it being that there are ways to clean them.

But that their Hashgacha does not have any implications regarding the bug problem, for that he recommended I call my LOR as to how to clean them.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2016, 12:31:59 PM »
From what my understanding in the last few years the stoped the use of some pesticides (the FDA stopped allowing) therefore it became a big problem.
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2016, 12:37:32 PM »
On a side note, there was a lighting deal a few months ago on this AeroGrow counter-top hydroponic garden:
http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Gro-AeroGarden-Gourmet-Herb-Seed/dp/B010NBJMLI/?tag=cl03f-20
We picked one up (actually ended up with 2 of them for just $70 - gotta love Amazon CS) and have been growing the herbs that it came with. It's nice not to have to check any of it. We're thinking of getting all romaine lettuce for the next round for the same reason.


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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2016, 12:38:46 PM »
From what my understanding in the last few years the stoped the use of some pesticides (the FDA stopped allowing) therefore it became a big problem.

I don't think that is the case. I think it is mostly propaganda.
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2016, 12:46:58 PM »

Come on... tell us what you're really growing
Well one of the herbs is weed. Dill weed specifically.

But seriously, google aerogarden and click on images. This one is in the middle of the first page of results:


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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2016, 12:47:51 PM »
On a side note, there was a lighting deal a few months ago on this AeroGrow counter-top hydroponic garden:
http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Gro-AeroGarden-Gourmet-Herb-Seed/dp/B010NBJMLI/?tag=cl03f-20
We picked one up (actually ended up with 2 of them for just $70 - gotta love Amazon CS) and have been growing the herbs that it came with. It's nice not to have to check any of it. We're thinking of getting all "romaine lettuce"  ;) for the next round for the same reason.
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2016, 12:49:50 PM »
Well one of the herbs is weed. Dill weed specifically.

But seriously, google aerogarden and click on images. This one is in the middle of the first page of results:


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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2016, 12:52:39 PM »
Well one of the herbs is weed. Dill weed specifically.

But seriously, google aerogarden and click on images. This one is in the middle of the first page of results:


Is this a sealed tank?

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2016, 12:54:23 PM »

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2016, 01:00:05 PM »
Is this a sealed tank?
There's a little lid in the middle so you an fill the water level back up to the 'max' mark. I'm sure it's not airtight. It's basically a tank with a motor/fan to aerate and circulate the water, with a plastic cover that has holes to put their 'pods' in. They sell ready made pod packs (for when you finish the pack it comes with) - various herbs, greens, vegetables, and flowers, as well as do-it-yourself kits. You just fill the water tank and insert the pods, pour in some liquid nutrients whenever the indicator goes off, and harvest as it grows. It's about as easy and idiot proof as can be.