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Old 01-19-2008, 05:21 AM   #1
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Using an Aerogarden

I have stuff planted, but I'm kind of cheating. Got me an Aerogarden™. I've always had great results with herbs outdoors... potted or planted, but I've only gotten mediocre results at best indoors. This should hopefully solve said problem.

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Old 01-19-2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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I have wondered how well those work. Please let us know how your herbs grow with that.

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Old 01-26-2008, 12:44 AM   #3
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I saw one of those the other day at a Target. I was wondering what they were and how they worked. I didn't know the name. I just googled it. It should be interesting to see how it does. Keep us updated.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:46 AM   #4
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Yes please! post a review after you have used it.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:23 AM   #5
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I came across this review recently: Aerogarden Review

She concludes that it works well, but unless you use lots of fresh herbs, it's probably more expensive than buying them. OTOH, there's the convenience factor to consider
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:04 PM   #6
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I saw one of these at the local cooking store but at $150 for the system, $20 for seed packs that have to be replaced 3-4 times a year and $20 each for two special grow bulbs that are supposed to be replaced twice a year, it seems a very pricey way to go.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:52 PM   #7
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Sounds like a lot of money and a lot of herbs to be growing, but can you just save seeds from the first batch to replant more instead of buying their seed packs?
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:44 PM   #8
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Unfortunately, Maverick, that wouldn't work. The Aerogarden plants are meant to be used long before they'd mature enough to produce seeds.

Even tho I grow herbs on my windowsills & outdoors on the deck & in the garden, I've still been tempted by the Aerogarden. But - not only is it pricey for what you get, but I know that my cats would consider it their personal salad bar, & as much as I love my cats, paying a couple of hundred dollars so they can have their own "Ruby Tuesday's" is a bit much - lol!!
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:48 PM   #9
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maverick, the seed packs that they sell are actually little frames with a sponge like growing medium containing a seed, the entirety of which is meant to fit into the holes in the aerogarden.

it seems to me that you could just replace the sponge and seed part in the little frame and save a lot of money on their seed kits.

i just got one for christmas, so whenever i get around to setting it up, i'll post a review.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:54 PM   #10
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Oooh - do let us know how it works Buckytom!!!

I secretly still want one, even though I know what a PITA it will be keeping the cats away from it - lol!!!!
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