I’ve grown one or two plants in my life so I am definitely a novice when it comes to gardening. Plus, I live in a small apartment which makes it very hard to grow fresh herbs and vegetables indoors successfully when there is limited light. That’s why I was very excited to receive my AeroGarden In-Home Garden System!
Keep scrolling for my experience using AeroGarden has a rookie gardener. There are affiliate links to products I truly recommend. I do receive a commission which funds my blog.
What is an AeroGarden? “AeroGardens are foolproof, dirt-free, indoor gardens–so easy to use that anyone can grow lush, beautiful gardens, all year round.” It uses energy efficient LED lights that automatically turn on and off to grow the soil free, non-GMO pre seeded pods. The AeroGarden also has a reminder when to add more water, which is a nice feature.
Earlier this year I had made it a goal to try and become a better cook (which I can proudly say I continue to become better at cooking everyday 😊) so having fresh herbs is something I’ve always wanted to grow and have when needed.
My AeroGarden system included 6 pre seeded pods (Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Mint, Thyme, and Thai Basil), the US power plug, 6 grow domes, plant food and the garden system.
They have multiple seed pods including an Asian herb set, fresh tea pod set, garden salsa and multiple more flower and veggies variations! I’ve already picked out the next herb set I want to try(Asian herb set).
- Feed the herbs every 2 weeks (the feeding schedules are different based off of the set you have, make sure to read the Plant food instructions)
- Keep the water in the garden topped up
- Once a month, give the plants freshwater by draining the water from the AeroGarden and refilling with new water.
I will be updating this blog every Tuesday (starting 12/29/2020) for 8 weeks to show my AeroGarden in-home garden experience. Follow my blog or my Instagram stories at @hannah_alwayshungry to stay updated! ❤️❤️
Start of Week 1: The Set-up (12/28/2020)
Honestly the set up was very easy and simple, even for a new home gardner. There are 3 steps:
- adding water to the garden system
- then you drop in the pre seeded pods, leaving the pod label. Set the grow dome on top of the seed pods
- lastly you add the plant food to the water and turn on the light. The light will automatically turn on and off
I actually think the design of the AeroGarden looks futuristic and cool. It blends in nicely making no noise at all. I was worried at first when i added the water that it be too noisy but, its not at all.
I LOVE that the light automatically turns on & off AND that it will remind me to add plant food because I would definitely forget to do it on my own!
Start of Week 2 (1/5/2021)
Everyday I wake up with excitement, waiting to see my little herbs sprout! I will say, the light is reaaallllllly bright. And because I live in a tiny studio apartment, the light is more noticeable. I’ve gotten used to it though 😉 Here is my first week of progress so far with my AeroGarden….
Start of week 3 (1/12/21)
Everything is growing lovely except for the Thai Basil ☹️ no signs of life whatsoever! So today I ended up putting a few chive seeds into the Basil tub. Hopefully I’ll sprout some chives instead!
The Genovese Basil has been growing, but the Dill has been sprouting super fast!
Stay Tuned for next week….
I will be updating this blog every Tuesday(starting 12/29/20) for 8 weeks to document my experience growing an indoor garden using AeroGarden! Make sure to follow my blog or my Instagram at @hannah_alwayshungry to see what happens!
In the meantime, check out my savory spinach cheese bite recipe! You will not regret making this!