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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2016, 01:02:04 PM »
Is this a sealed tank?
There's a little lid in the middle... It's about as easy and idiot proof as can be.
I think CBC is aking if its bug proof.
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2016, 01:03:31 PM »
I think CBC is aking if its bug proof.
Right

Probably much less infested then commercially grown, but maybe not.. You're not using the pesticides that control infestation.
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2016, 01:18:43 PM »
Right

Probably much less infested then commercially grown, but maybe not.. You're not using the pesticides that control infestation.
+1 hydroponics does not automatically translate into bug free
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2016, 01:32:42 PM »
I think CBC is aking if its bug proof.
Right

Probably much less infested then commercially grown, but maybe not.. You're not using the pesticides that control infestation.
+1 hydroponics does not automatically translate into bug free
First of all, I don't see how a sealed water tank would prevent anything anyway. Maybe you meant to ask whether the whole thing is enclosed, which it's clearly not from the pictures.

As to the question of whether it's bug-free - it is not guaranteed to be bug-free of course. However, I would point out that the same bug that you're thinking would find its way onto my aerogarden plants can find its way onto the lettuce (or other food item that normally attracts such bugs) sitting on your plate right before you eat it. The question is not whether a system is completely bug-free, but rather whether the incidence of bug infestation is common enough to warrant checking.

I'm certainly not suggesting to anyone that they take my word as a hechsher - and if anyone read my comment that way, I apologize for the confusion. Incidentally, Star-K does say that they 'certify' Aerogarden:

Quote from: http://www.star-k.org/articles/articles/1121/hydroponics/
Star-K’s certification of the AeroGarden is essentially a statement that the system is an appropriate method of controlling insects in produce.  Plants grown under controlled conditions indoors are generally free from insects which are commonly found in outdoor-grown plants.7However, we cannot guarantee that vegetables grown with the kit will be insect-free, since insects which commonly thrive indoors may find their way onto the vegetables.  In addition, in rare cases insects could possibly land on the plants by entering the home on clothes or other vegetables.  For these reasons, a cursory inspection and a washing of the vegetables before use is advised.  As an additional precaution against infestation, one may create an insect barrier by covering the garden with a mesh or cloth.

In addition to romaine and other types of lettuce, one can grow herbs such as cilantro, dill, and parsley.  Herbs are especially prone to infestation, are difficult to check, and are not widely available to the kosher consumer as ‘certified insect-free’.  The kit is helpful in controlling infestation for these varieties.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2016, 01:37:09 PM »
Also, while digging for the above, I came across the shaila of what brocha to make on this stuff, which is apparently a significant sugya. Hasn't come up yet, as the herbs have all gone onto other foods in ways that they certainly won't get their own brocha, but lettuce may actually bring up the question l'maaseh.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2016, 01:38:06 PM »

Come on... tell us what you're really growing
Don't worry. It's for medical purposes...  ;D

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2016, 02:34:26 PM »


Incidentally, Star-K does say that they 'certify' Aerogarden:
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2016, 04:53:35 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.
Well stores under BADATZ, CURRENTLY sell fresh strawberries.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2016, 04:58:56 PM »
Perfect
Was this sarcastic? I honestly can't tell.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2016, 05:03:51 PM »
Was this sarcastic? I honestly can't tell.
Nope, they said exactly what I was expecting to hear. For real

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2016, 05:22:03 PM »
Don't worry. It's for medical purposes...  ;D


Worried? Far from it - my next question would have been, "Can we be friends?".
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2016, 05:40:02 PM »

Worried? Far from it - my next question would have been, "Can we be friends?".
PM probably sent, so I don't think you should call it "next question"...

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2016, 06:43:55 PM »
Thank G-d for Rabbanim like R' Belsky who had cool heads and didn't jump on every new chumra that popped up. Now that he's gone I feel like we'll be eating nothing but iceberg lettuce and bag snacks in a few years.
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #58 on: March 02, 2016, 07:50:03 PM »
Thank G-d for Rabbanim like R' Belsky who had cool heads and didn't jump on every new chumra that popped up. Now that he's gone I feel like we'll be eating nothing but iceberg lettuce and bag snacks in a few years.
Am I the only one that much prefers iceberg?

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #59 on: March 02, 2016, 07:59:44 PM »
Am I the only one that much prefers iceberg?
No