I was so excited when I was registering for my wedding to see that Bed Bath & Beyond had Aero Gardens. One of the families I had previously worked for had an Aero Garden and they grew beautiful lettuce and herbs in their indoor garden.
This same family was so gracious and purchased the mock indoor garden for my husband and I for our wedding. Due to the rollercoaster pregnancy it is yet another thing that got put on the back burner. The first week of February I decided it was time to try out the Aero Garden. I have three seed starter kits: Cherry tomatoes, Herb and a lettuce mix.
This garden apparatus seems to be “fool proof”. Fill reservoir with water, add nutrients tablet, and plug in the unit. The grow lights are on a timer and automatically turn on and off on their own.
I started on the First of February. By the first week I had little sprouted plants.
On day 12 I trimmed the other seedlings, so there was one plant in each spot.
By day 16 there was some yellowing of the plants, and within a few days they all croaked!
I was pretty bummed.
The only thing I can come up with is that they were getting too much light. On day 14 the light cycle changes and cuts in half. When you plug in the Aero Garden for the first time, it begins a growing cycle. You can manipulate the cycle by overriding, but I may have waited too long. My plants were getting light nearly all the night, and are in my sunny dining room. So it wasn’t getting any dark time. I did change the cycle, but the plants weren’t able to recover.
I may try it again sometime, but it was a little annoying to have a light on all night. I may just get my seeds started for my garden instead. I haven’t made up my mind.