Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Ultra
I have never been one that is known for a green thumb and in fact I have very few plants in my home. So when I decided that I wanted to grow a few herbs indoors I needed to find something that would make it simple and that the plants would have a chance to survive!
So I went looking for a kit and that is when I found the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Ultra with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit. I wanted something that could grow a variety of herbs so that is why I choose this particular model.
I love to cook with a variety of herbs but they can be very expensive when you buy them in the grocery store and frankly they are often not very fresh.
Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit
The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden ULTRA is the extraordinary soil-free indoor garden that grows plants five times faster than in soil. Grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more.
What I Love About the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Ultra
First of all let me say that I find I do have a green thumb when it comes to growing herbs in this indoor garden container. It makes it so easy as all I have to do is plant the herbs, add some water and the system does the rest. In fact, everything is automated. The container will even tell me what to do!
Yes, it tells me step by step what I need to do to look after the plants. The screen gives tips and tells me when to add nutrients so I don't have to keep track of a single thing.
One other thing that I like about the this indoor garden is that the grow light hood is adjustable. This way when my plants got taller I could adjust the height.
I haven't started growing plants like tomatoes but I thing since they get a lot taller than herbs this is a great feature on this machine.
I just started growing some lettuce since it is getting more expensive this time of the year and secondly lettuce is often grown with pesticides.
I thought I could grow my own and have a more healthy head of lettuce. So far, this has been a great addition to my kitchen and I've gotten slightly "gourmet" with my cooking since I'm using freshly grown herbs!
Questions and Answers
How long does the light bulb, pods and nutrients last?
The manufacturer recommends replacing the LED lights every six months. The bottle of nutrients (comes with the kit) lasts also about six months. As well the herb kit should keep producing for about six months.
Can you tomatoes in the AeroGarden?
Yes, you can grow tomatoes but you will need to pollinate by hand. You can use a battery powered toothbrush to stimulate the plant. Just run the toothbrush over the blossoms.
What are some features of the AeroGarden Utra?
You can program settings, get information and reminders. It has three grow lights and the canopy extends to 24 inches.
Can I grow Thai basil?
Yes, it works very well to grow any kind of basil.
Can I custom program each pod separately?
No, that is not possible with the AeroGarden.
Will it let me know when I need to add water?
The machine will beep and start flashing on the panel screen to let you know to add more water.
How long does the light need to be on in order to grow food?
The light is preset for sixteen hours. You can adjust the amount of time based on your preferences.