Year Round Gardening with the Aerogarden

If you know me very well, you know how much our family enjoys being outside working in the garden. Typically we have a nice sized garden which allows us to have garden produce all year round. But this summer we moved to a new house which means we didn’t get to have a garden. I have missed the daily walk to the garden to see what has sprouted and growing. But this winter, we will be enjoying our own herb garden from the warmth of my own kitchen. We’ve got an Aerogardenfrom MiracleGro on our counter.

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A few weeks ago we received the Aerogarden 6 in the mail. In less than 10 minutes, I had it assembled and in place on my counter.

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The Miracle-Gro® AeroGarden® 6 is the extraordinary soil-free indoor garden that grows plants 5 times faster than soil. Grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more… let your imagination grow wild! The AeroGarden 6 has a compact, triangular shape that is a perfect fit for kitchen countertops and tight corners. The AeroGarden 6 can be set up in minutes – just insert the Seed Pods in your garden, add water and nutrients, and then watch it grow! It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

I won’t deny or confirm that the kids and I can daily be caught watching to see what has started growing!

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Things to Know about the Aerogarden

  • When you first turn on your Aerogarden, the light will stay on for about 17 hours. These bulbs are super bright and will definitely keep you up at night. You can turn them off when you want the night cycle to begin. It will automatically turn back on the next day.
  • There is no dirt which means no mess on your counter!
  • I filled up the water tank on the first day and have not had to refill any water yet in 2 weeks.

There are little plastic biodomes to cover the seed pods. It took about a week for the first sprouts to outgrow their space. Keep the plastic domes to use on the next seed pods.

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Looking for an amazing holiday gift for the gardener in your life? You can buy the Aerogarden from Amazon or enter to win one here! I’ve already been hearing from friends who really want this under the tree this year!

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  2. I don’t like gardening per se, but I do like to grow my own herbs. I would definitely plant basil in the aerogarden.

  3. I love to garden, but I suck at it. I would love to grow fresh herbs to use in my food, but to also grow them for the aroma.

  4. I would love to grow basil for pesto. I don’t love to garden outside because of my allergies so this would be perfect for me.

  5. I absolutely love gardening. We had a huge garden when we lived in a house. Now that we live in an apartment I miss it. I would have herbs all year round if possible. 🙂

  6. I love gardening, but living in an apartment, I don’t have the space. I would love to have this! I’d be excited to grow cilantro.

  7. If I would win I would grow herbs for cooking. I would definitely grow cilantro as it IS the most popular herb used!

  8. I DO love gardening ~ and it used to love me back ~ that is, until…

    Now, I can’t really prove there is any connection here and it may just be a giant coincidence, but ever since I had radiation and chemo treatments (successful, YAY, at least for now) anyway, ever since then plants simply do not want to grow for me, inside or out.

    As one who loves to grow flowers and veggies I’ll try anything to get my green thumb back, but meanwhile, I can’t get through this winter without my fresh herbs to cook with!!!

  9. Yes I am an avid gardener I miss plants growing in the winter. I would grow dill, oregano and basil in this beauty!

  10. I love to garden. I miss my fresh tomatoes now that it’s winter! 🙁 I would love to grow some basil or dill inside! MMmmm fresh herbs!

  11. I love to garden, but it hasn’t been easy in an apartment with no yard.. I’d love to have fresh herbs like basil and dill!

  12. I live in an apartment so I can’t garden, though I used to love to. I would love to grow fresh herbs in this aerogarden.

  13. We moved and I lost my window I grow herbs in, thought I could deal with it, but not so much. I’ve bought herbs at the store but they turn so quickly. Would love to have my arsenal of herbs at my disposal again

  14. I love gardening, and I would love to grow fresh herbs in it, so i could have them readily available for cooking all year round!

  15. I’ve always loved gardening. I’ve been wanting an aerogarden for years because my outdoor green thumb doesn’t translate indoors. I need help! I’d probably grow herbs or lettuce.

  16. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this for my godchild and niece! It will give them something to do during the winter months when they are stuck inside.

  17. I do love gardening. I would grow chile peppers in the aerogarden since that’s something thats hard to grow outside here.

  18. I would love to garden! But I live in an apartment that faces the north & west, and we only get sun for about 15 minutes late in the day, just as it’s setting. This would perfect, with the light and all! I’d love to gro some herbs – basil, chives, dill – all nice fresh herbs for our food. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Actually, my husband is the gardener. He loves growing hot peppers, veggies, flowers, all kinds of things. I’d give this to him to do with the kids.

  20. I love gardening! Its so fun to grow my own food. I would grow herbs in this.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  21. I would grow some basil and dill. I went to get some dill in the bottle (dried dill) and about fell over when I saw the price! It was over 5 dollars for it.

  22. I’m not much of an outdoor gardener—we live in a city. But I would LOVE to grow herbs like basil indoors.

  23. I don’t love to garden, but I do it anyways because I love that I can go out to my backyard and pick fresh veggies for dinner! I have never grown any sort of greens before so I think I would try that in the Aerogarden

  24. This is a great idea…involving the kids in growing plants and herbs teaches so many things, from discipline to delayed reward rather than immediate gratification.

  25. I would attempt to do some greens. we just love love LOVE to eat salads and wouldn’t it be nice to have fresh greens? I’d love to try rosemary, too…

  26. i think it would be great for my child to watch plants grow and help her learn and understand more about growing plants or food. I’m hoping it will help grow appreciation for them and encourage her to eat more veggies. 🙂

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