My New Toy: The Aerogarden Pro200

I guess that James decided that I wasn’t obsessed enough with gardening so for Valentine’s Day he gave me an Aerogarden!  I’ve been wanting one for awhile, but just never broke down and bought one.

So far my review is….AWESOME.

The set up was amazingly easy and it’s safe to say that we went from this

Aerogarden Pro 200 Parts

to this…

Aerogarden Pro 200 set up

in under 10 minutes.  It only took that long because of all of the pictures we were taking a long the way!

We set it up on Thursday night (yes he gave me my gift early, he couldn’t stand it) and took this picture on Monday.

Aerogarden Salad Greens

See all of those little salad greens in there?  Pretty good for 4 days!!

This morning before I left for work I had to take the plastic domes off of two of them.  I’m pretty sure that they would’ve been large enough by the end of the day that the dome would’ve been confining them.

Our Aerogarden is not to take the place of our outdoor garden, but instead to add to what we can grow.  I plan to use it for salad and herbs during the summer and maybe a few others things during the winter months.  It is just too hot and windy for salad greens and herbs here during the summer.  We tried hard last year and they just got extremely beat up, even with all the effort of moving them around the yard (they were in barrels). 

The seed kits are a little expensive to pay for everytime but after doing some searching online I’ve found that you can make your own grow sponges and use your own seeds. That will cut down on the cost a ton and will make the whole thing a little bit more worth it.

Have any of you had one for an extended period of time?  How do you feel about it?  Any tips you would like to share?

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