Miracle-Gro Aero Garden

I’m so excited! My Miracle Gro AeroGarden arrived today! I have wanted to grow a real herb garden for many years now.  Usually I have just opted for buying a basil and cilantro plant from the store, but they never last more than a summer. I am hoping that with this indoor grow-light, that I can have herbs (especially cilantro – my favorite!) all year long. The AeroGarden was a snap to set up and my herbs are all ready to grow!

First, you have to plug in the light bulb, which is very easy.


Then you simply place the grow-deck on the tray and fill it with water. It also comes with plant food and an easy-add button for adding food to the water.


Last, but not least, you drop in the seed pods you want. My AeroGarden came with 3 seed pods (Genovese Basil, Dill & Curly Parsley).  I bought a separate seed kit that came with Genovese Basil, Thai Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Mint and Parsley. I started out planting Genovese Basil, Cilantro and Curly Parsley. When these plants are established and the weather is better, I will transfer them to small pots outside and start growing the other pods. I love that I can get a jump-start on growing my herb garden this year.IMG_0471

Do you have a good way to start and grow your herbs? I would love to hear about your experiences and tips!

IMG_0468 This is my Finished Product (literally took all of 10 minutes). As you can see to the right of the picture, this is also giving light to my “Hen and chicks” plant that I’ve been trying to keep going all winter.  I will likely start some other seeds in small pots and my new gadget can “shed some light” on my cucumber & zucchini seeds.