How Does Your AeroGarden Grow?
Thank you to Scotts and AeroGarden for sponsoring this post and giveaway!!
I got an email from my friends at MiracleGro asking if I might be interested in an AeroGarden for review. I ignored it.
Want to know what happened to my last houseplants? Dead.
Wondering how long my cute indoor herb planter lasted? Not even long enough to sprout.
Ask me how many tomatoes I got from my garden this year. NONE. (And yes, I did plant tomatoes.)
But they followed up. And it looked so cute. And after I explained “NO REALLY, IT HAS TO BE FOOLPROOF” they assured me it is. So far, they’re right.
Caroline likes getting mail ALMOST as much as I do, so the box made her very excited. Then I told her it was a magic garden and she was SUPER excited.
It came in a bunch of pieces that just snap together, no tools required. The assembly took 5 minutes, and that’s with me stopping to take pictures.
The garden requires no dirt, no weeds, no sunlight, and very little space. Mine is set up next to my Keurig, since the kitchen island is apparently where I keep my life-changing super technology devices.
My garden kit came with a 3-pack of herbs, but you can grow tomatoes, salad greens, peppers, cherry tomatoes or even flowers. Things planted in an AeroGarden grow five times faster than in soil, so you can enjoy your plants sooner. I can’t wait for fresh basil all winter.
That’s how easy it is: you fill the base with water to the fill line. You add the magic growth plant food (it’s made by MiracleGro! Of course there’s magic plant food!). Then you pop the seed pods into the holes. It tells you when you need to add water and when it’s time to add more food. The energy-efficient grow lights turn on and off on their own to mimic sunlight.
And then you sit and watch the plants grow.
If you’re Caroline, you check on them CONSTANTLY to see if they’re growing yet. She gives me updates on the lights all the time – “Mommy! The garden light is off! The plants are sleeping!” – and I’m pretty sure she’s going to eat the heck out of the parsley when it’s ready.
The little plastic caps over the pods create mini-greenhouses. You leave them on until the plants are big enough to touch them, then take them off. So on top of adding water occasionally (I haven’t had to yet) and adding food every 2 weeks, the caps are the third thing. Three things you have to do to grow plants, and the garden does all the rest. Their website has TONS of good tips and info to answer almost any question (what’s this weird white stuff growing on my chive pod??) so check it out if you want more details. An AeroGarden would make a super holiday gift for someone who loves to cook, someone hard to buy for or even someone with kids who might love it as much as mine do!
I’m wicked excited about my AeroGarden, in case you couldn’t tell. And I’m even more excited that I get to give one away to one of my readers!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me what you want to grow in your AeroGarden if you win!
And look! I spy some tiny basil already sprouting.
Giveaway open to residents of the USA age 18 and older. Prize furnished by Scotts and MiracleGro. Be sure you use a real email address so I can contact you if you win! Giveaway will end November 30th.