Organic Lifestyle Aerogarden

Learn about the pros and cons of the AeroGarden, an aeroponic growing system.


Review: Organic Lifestyle Aerogarden

Published 21:55 pm

As a lifetime member of the Cooking Club of American I periodically get offers to try new culinary equipment.

A few months ago I received a brochure about the AeroGarden which uses Aeroponics to grow organic produce and herbs. The compact design and organic growing technique offered by this product intrigued me so I decided to try it out.

What is the AeroGarden?

The AeroGarden is a compact Aeroponic module that allows you to grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables in your home all year long. It utilizes seed pods, Daylight Spectrum Grow bulbs, and a special hydration system to produce organic veggies. The compact design of this machine make it perfect for apartments and small homes.

What Does the AeroGarden Have to Offer

The AeroGarden system initially comes with the light and aeroponic system, as well as your first seed pod kit. You can usually select between a set of cherry tomato pods and an herb garden seed pod collection. Finally this system comes with a user's manual and nutrient tablets and two grow bulbs.

After you have harvested everything from your first set of seed pods you have the option of purchasing other seed pod collections. The current seed pods collections that are available include: Italian herbs, French herbs, Japanese herbs, salad greens, gourmet herbs, chili peppers, cherry tomatoes, cascading petunias, international basil, and strawberries. These pods will typically yield continuous produce for between four and six months.

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In addition to seed pods you can also order a wall farm. This is great for apartments and small homes. It allows you to host two AeroGardens on a wall. The second accessory offered by AeroGrow is the Harvesting Shears. Do-it-yourself videos are also available.

Pros of the AeroGarden

AeroGarden has a lot of fantastic characteristics. First of all it has a compact design that allows you to grow up to seven different plants at once in a space of less than 3 square feet. Secondly it is easy to set up. I put mine together and got it up and running in less than 15 minutes. Next it doesn't take that much water.

Unlike conventional gardens that is watered from the surface, the AeroGarden waters from underneath. Because the under-the-plant watering system is contained you don't loose as much water to evaporation, and therefore you use less water. The next advantage of this system is that the plants grow faster and produce larger organic crops.

This is due to the fact that your plants are being provided with the proper nutrients, the proper hydration level, and they are receiving direct light for longer periods of time.

Cons of the AeroGarden and AeroGrow Products

While I love my AeroGarden this system does have a few drawbacks. First of all it is pretty expensive for such a small garden. However, because they yield produce for up to six months, this is a fairly reasonable price when spread out over six months. The second drawback is that you can only grow seven plants at a time.

If you want to grow more than this you need to buy a second or third system.

Bestselling Organic Lifestyle Aerogarden Products in 2021


AeroGarden Harvest - Black

AeroGarden Harvest - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • INCLUDES GOURMET HERB SEED KIT (6-POD) - Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint & a 3oz bottle of our patented, all natural Plant Nutrients (enough for a full season of growth)
  • PLANT TO PLATE - Up to 6 plants grow at a time, up to 12" tall with this indoor garden. Grows in water - no soil, no mess, made simple
  • EASY TO USE - control panel tells you when to add water, reminds you when to add plant food (included), automatically turns lights on and off for your hydroponics growing system
  • LED LIGHTS - High-performance, full spectrum 20-watt LED high efficiency grow lighting system in your herb garden is tuned to the specific needs of plants to maximize photosynthesis, resulting in rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests
  • IN-HOME GARDEN SYSTEM - Grow fresh herbs & veggies all year round in this indoor herb garden. Always fresh, always local, always in season

AeroGarden Harvest Classic - Black

AeroGarden Harvest Classic - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Garden year round. Grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more in this smart countertop garden
  • Up to 6 plants can be grown at a time. Plants grow in water,not soil. Advanced hydroponics made simple
  • High performance, full spectrum 20 watt LED lighting system is tuned to the specific spectrum that allows plants to maximize photosynthesis, resulting in rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests
  • LCD control panel tells you when to add water, reminds you when to add patented nutrients (Included), automatically turns lights on and off
  • Includes 6 Pod Gourmet Herb Seed Kit that contains: Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint & 3 ounce. patented nutrients (enough for a full season of growth)

AeroGarden Harvest Elite - Stainless Steel

AeroGarden Harvest Elite - Stainless Steel
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • INCLUDES GOURMET HERB SEED KIT (6-POD) - Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint & nurtured by all-natural, chemical-free Miracle-Gro Plant Food (enough for a full season of growth)
  • PLANT TO PLATE - Up to 6 plants grow at a time, up to 12" tall with this indoor garden. Grows in water - no soil, no mess, made simple
  • EASY TO USE - Digital display control panel includes vacation mode to keep your hydroponics growing system thriving when you're out of town and advanced garden settings for optimized growth
  • LED LIGHTS - High-performance, full spectrum 20-watt LED high efficiency grow lighting system in your herb garden is tuned to the specific needs of plants to maximize photosynthesis, resulting in rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests
  • IN-HOME GARDEN SYSTEM - Grow fresh herbs & veggies all year round in this indoor herb garden. Always fresh, always local, always in season

AeroGarden Harvest 360 - Black

AeroGarden Harvest 360 - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • INCLUDES GOURMET HERB SEED KIT (6-POD) - Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint & a 3oz bottle of our patented, all natural Plant Nutrients (enough for a full season of growth)
  • PLANT TO PLATE - Up to 6 plants grow at a time, up to 12" tall with this indoor garden. Grows in water - no soil, no mess, made simple
  • EASY TO USE - control panel tells you when to add water, reminds you when to add plant food (included), automatically turns lights on and off for your hydroponics growing system
  • LED LIGHTS - High-performance, full spectrum 20-watt LED high efficiency grow lighting system in your herb garden is tuned to the specific needs of plants to maximize photosynthesis, resulting in rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests
  • IN-HOME GARDEN SYSTEM - Grow fresh herbs & veggies all year round in this indoor herb garden. Always fresh, always local, always in season

AeroGarden Ultra LED - Black

AeroGarden Ultra LED - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Garden year round. Grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more in this smart counter top garden
  • Up to 7 plants can be grown at a time. Plants grow in water not soil. Advanced hydroponics made simple
  • High performance, full spectrum 30 watt LED lighting system is tuned to the specific spectrum that allows plants to maximize photosynthesis, resulting in rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests
  • Interactive LCD screen control panel tells you when to add water, reminds you when to add patented nutrients (included), automatically turns lights on and off and provides timely tips and on screen help functions
  • Includes 7 Pod Gourmet Herb Seed Kit that contains: Genovese Basil, Thai Basil, Thyme, Mint, Curly Parsley, Chives and Dill & 3 ounce patented nutrients (enough for a full season of growth)

AeroGarden Sprout LED - Black

AeroGarden Sprout LED - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • INCLUDES GOURMET HERB SEED KIT (3-POD) - Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, and Dill & a 3oz bottle of our patented, all natural Plant Nutrients (enough for a full season of growth).
  • PLANT TO PLATE - Up to 3 plants can be grown at a time, up to 10" tall. Plants grow in water, not soil. An advanced indoor garden made simple.
  • EASY TO USE - control panel tells you when to add water, reminds you when to add plant food (included), automatically turns lights on and off for your hydroponics growing system.
  • .LED LIGHTS - High-performance, full spectrum 10-watt LED high efficiency grow lighting system in your herb garden is tuned to the specific needs of plants to maximize photosynthesis, resulting in rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests
  • IN-HOME GARDEN SYSTEM - Grow fresh herbs & veggies all year round in this indoor herb garden. Always fresh, always local, always in season.

AeroGarden Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit (9 pod)

AeroGarden Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit (9 pod)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • The Gourmet Herbs 9 Pod Seed Kit includes: Genovese Basil (2), Thai Basil, Curly Parsley, Thyme, Chive, Mint, Dill, and Italian Parsley
  • 100 Percent Germination Guarantee if a Seed Pod doesn't germinate, we'll replace it for free
  • Non GMO. No herbicides. No pesticides
  • Also includes 1) patented, specially formulated Liquid Nutrients 2) Grow Domes for optimal germination 3) Growing Guide with step by step instructions
  • For use in all Aero Gardens

AeroGarden Grow Anything Seed Pod Kit (9 pod)

AeroGarden Grow Anything Seed Pod Kit (9 pod)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Includes the supplies you'll need to grow your OWN plants (seeds not included)
  • The Grow Anything Kit includes supplies for ONE SEASON of growing, including: Grow Sponges (9), Grow Domes (9), Grow Baskets (9), and Labels (9)
  • Also includes 1) patented, specially formulated Liquid Nutrients 2) Growing Guide with step by step instructions
  • For use in all Aero Gardens

AeroGarden Salad Greens Mix Seed Pod Kit, 6 pod

AeroGarden Salad Greens Mix Seed Pod Kit, 6 pod
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • The Salad Greens 6 Pod Seed Kit includes 6 Pre seeded pods, featuring lettuces: red/green leaf, romaine, and butter head
  • 100 Percent Germination Guarantee if a Seed Pod doesn't germinate, we'll replace it for free
  • Non GMO. No herbicides. No pesticides
  • Also includes 1) patented, specially formulated Liquid Nutrients 2) Grow Domes for optimal germination 3) Growing Guide with step by step instructions
  • For use in all Aero Gardens

AeroGarden Farm Plus - Black (24" Grow Height)

AeroGarden Farm Plus - Black (24
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • INCLUDES SALAD BAR SEED KIT (24-POD) - Mixture of heirloom greens, flavor packed herbs, and ripe, juicy cherry tomatoes & nurtured by all-natural, chemical-free Miracle-Gro Plant Food (enough for a full season of growth)
  • MORE VARIETY - Location, location, location. With the AeroGarden Farm, you’re free to think beyond just the countertop. This indoor garden can grow up to 24 plants, up to 24" tall.
  • SMARTEST GARDEN ON MARKET - A smarter garden is a better garden. The AeroGarden Farm Plus is enabled with Wi-Fi technology. Control key hydroponics growing system features like turning lights on and off from your smart device via the free AeroGarden app. With reminders right to your phone you’ll never miss a watering or feeding, and you’ll have easy 1-touch posting to social media for showing off pictures of your lush and beautiful garden with friends and family
  • LED LIGHTS - High-performance, full spectrum 60-watt LED high efficiency grow lighting system in your herb garden is tuned to the specific needs of plants to maximize photosynthesis, resulting in rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests
  • IN-HOME GARDEN SYSTEM - Grow fresh herbs & veggies all year round in this indoor herb garden. Always fresh, always local, always in season

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