Monday, April 02, 2007

AeroGarden Easy Indoor Growing W/ No Mess & No Fuss


Aeroponic Gardening System



We have just been introduced to the AeroGarden Kit. This is truly an amazing way to grow your herbs and vegetables in your home all year long without worrying about sunlight and the weather.

The Aerogarden kit includes:

The AeroGarden measuring

Base 6" x 16"
Hood 10.5" x 19"
Height 15.5" to 21"

One Salad Green Seed Kit which includes

Pre-seeded bio-dome seed pods
time-release nutrients
How to take care of and how to harvest guide
Recipes for your home-grown vegetables

Built-in Plant Lighting System

The AeroGarden makes it possible to grown anywhere in your home
The AeroGarden makes it possible to grow anytime of the year.
The AeroGarden emits full daylight spectrum light that is energy efficient without natural sunlight.

Smart AeroGarden Technology

The AeroGarden has a self-contained reminder system in the control panel.

Automatic reminders that alert you to with no needed setup:

  • fertilize the plants

  • turns off and on the lights automatically

  • Seed System that is "Plug 'n Grow" Bio Dome ready for the AeroGarden

  • Drop in the seed to simply watch it grow
    You are automatically reminded to water or fertilize the seeds

  • Germination is 100 per cent guaranteed.

  • The pre-seeded grow pods are in their own miniature greenhouse

  • Very fast seed germination.....sometimes as fast as 24 hours!

The AeroGarden Chamber

  • Provides a rainforest growing environment

  • Plant roots are suspended in air in the 100 per cent humidity

  • The plant roots are provided with ideal levels of nutrients and water

    Salad Greens Seed Kit or the Gourmet Herb Kit will come with your AeroGarden. You can harvest in three weeks and harvest 4-10 salads per week for up to 2 months. Herb seed kits grow seven varieties of fresh herbs that begin harvest in five weeks.

Questions Often Asked:

What is Aeroponics?

Aeroponics is a dirt-free growing method where plant roots are suspended in air within a 100% humidity, highly oxygenated growing chamber. Because the roots are bathed with ideal levels of nutrients, water and oxygen, plants grow significantly faster, are healthier and have a higher nutrient content than plants grown in soil.

How Big is the AeroGarden?

The AeroGarden has the footprint of a breadbox and is sized to fit conveniently under most cabinets. The AeroGarden measures 16" long by 10.5" wide by 15.5" high when it is first set up with the lights at the lowest possible setting and 21" high at the highest level when the plants are getting taller.

Are the nutrient tablets organic?

The AeroGarden nutrient tablets are organic, according to current AAPFCO (American Association of Plant Food Control Officials) standards.

Can I mix seed Kits?

Yes, the seed kits can mixed, but it is recommended that you only do this after gaining experience in gardening. This is recommended because:

Plants grow at different rates and have different leaf sizes, some faster growing plants in mixed kits could over-shadow and block the light from slower growing plants. Experienced gardeners will know how to avoid this.

Our nutrients have been specially designed for the group of plants in each kit. If you mix the kits, the plants could be under or over fed.

Your AeroGarden comes with pre-set light cycles according to kit type. If you mix kits, you could be not optimizing your plant's growth by giving it too much or too little light.

When will new Seed Kits be available?

We will be introducing new Seed Kits on a regular basis. We just added strawberries in February.

Current Seed Kits Are:

Italian Herb
French Herb
Japanese Herb
Cascading Petunias
International Basil
Gourmet Herb
Salad Green
Cherry Tomato
Chili Peppers

Seeds coming soon:

The Salad Bar Series:
Baby Greens
Mesclun Mix
The Strawberry Patch ™
7 Sweet Rubies Strawberry plants

The Master Gardener Seed Kit. The Master Gardener Delux has everything needed for a full year of growing except your favorite plant seeds. Specifically designed reusable split-apart baskets allow easy transplanting into soil make your AeroGarden an excellent seed starter for your outdoor garden. Included a year suppoly seed pods, nutrients and an easy step-by-step planting and growing guide.

Green Beans
Baby Bell Peppers
Mini Eggplant
Wildflowers and more

How much energy does the AeroGarden use?

The AeroGarden system has been designed for maximum efficiency. The entire system uses less energy than a single 60-watt light bulb.

What kind of light bulbs does the unit use?

The AeroGarden uses full-spectrum compact fluorescent bulbs exclusively designed for the optimal amount and type of light needed for robust, healthy plant growth.

How Long will my plants Live?

Cherry tomatoes and Chili Peppers will grow for 6-7 months and you will be able to start harvesting in about 10-12 weeks. That gives you approximately 4 months of continuous harvests.

Salad Greens will grow for 4-5 months and you can begin harvesting after only 3 weeks. This gives you about 3-4 month of continuous harvests.

Gourmet Herbs, International Basil, International Gourmet series (French, Italian and Japanese) and Cascading Petunias also grow for 4-5 months. You can start harvesting your herbs and basil in about 4 weeks, giving you 3-4 months of continuous harvests.

How much time do I have to spend taking care of my AeroGarden?

Although all of our seed kits are very easy to take care of, some require more interaction than others when it comes to tending and harvesting. See the guide below:

Salad Greens-5 minutes per month
Herbs & Petunias-2 minutes per week
Tomatoes & Chile Peppers-5 minutes per week

How long can the AeroGarden be left unattended? What if I travel a lot?

A newly planted AeroGarden can be left unattended for up to 2 weeks. Some mature gardens may need to be watered as often as twice a week. Larger more mature gardens may need water more frequently.

When can I begin to harvest?

It depends on which seed kit you have. You can begin harvesting lettuces and basils 3 weeks after planting your garden and then enjoy continuous harvest for months. Other herbs will take about 5 weeks to be ready to begin harvesting. Fruiting plants will take longer to harvest about 10-12 weeks for cherry tomatoes and chili peppers.


JessicaLynn said...

WOW!! They look great. I just started my adventure!

Have a great night!

Jessica Lynn

James said...

Wow!looking great....Got easy growing seed kits for my garden at AeroGrow......!

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