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Old 11-20-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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Aero (hydroponic) Garden questions

Didn't know where to put this.Does anyone own one and do you think about it.For those who dont know what it is its a small hydroponic gardening green house with grow lights and run its self automatically you can grow herbs or lettuce etc.

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Old 11-20-2007, 04:54 PM   #2
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:23 AM   #3
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I guess it's just you and me, kid. lol

I'd like to get one, but the price seems a tad high. How much are the seed pod thingys?
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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The price is high but Im getting mine free with my reward points on my credit card.I first read all the reviews on Amazon.The pods are expensive $20.00 plus shipping to get a 4 month supply of Romaine.But I was reading the discussion on it at Amazon and some people have figured out how to create their own using rock wool and Miracle Grow etc.The also sell a kit for $40.00 that just has the pods,nutrients etc that is supposed to last a year.Before I get in too deep buying kits Im going to use the Romaine Kit first and then try making my own pods etc. I need to see how well this thing produces.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:20 PM   #5
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A friend of mine at work has 'several' of these and loves them. He has brought me some Italian Basil and it was wonderfully green, clean, and tasty. I have looked into them myself and found them a bit pricey. I am seriously considering having one of these things in my home so I can have fresh herbs all year round! My friend has had great success with them, I really don't see how you could go wrong if you have the funds to do so.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:25 PM   #6
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Maybe it can go on your Christmas wish list.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:25 PM   #7
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Hydroponics Yes.
Aero, never tried that?

it`s good to know a little Chemistry in order to make a success of it though, I can`t imagine that fact being any different for your version either.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:33 PM   #8
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No brains needed for this one
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:43 PM   #9
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I guess it's just you and me, kid. lol

I'd like to get one, but the price seems a tad high. How much are the seed pod thingys?
Well I guess it a Chia Pet for you.
Sorry,I just couldn,t help my self.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:58 PM   #10
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I'm tagging this thread so I can see what others have to say about this thing. I've been trying to convince myself to shell out the $150 bucks for it every time I go into Bed, Bath & Beyond, but haven't been successful as yet because I keep getting scared off by the fact the pods aren't really what I'm after.

It's too much work to grow my own romaine (and how many salads would I have to eat before that $150 initial investment paid for itself?), I rarely use basil, and I don't like having "mixed" herbs and greens. If they had come out with pods that grow just chives or just thyme or the like I'd have probably bought it by now, but alas.
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