They grow quickly and require little maintenance. Be prepared for lots and lots of fresh herbs. One of my pods did not sprout, but miracle grow sent a replacement within a few days.
Nice unit but just too expensive. $100 might still be expensive but at $150 i can’t recommend it. I think it was $175 at bj’s.
Very simple, almost no noise, and no maintenance so far. I love the quality of the herbs. The basils grew like weeds but the mint, parsley, and cilantro weren’t quite as voracious.
Key specs for AeroGarden Ultra with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit:
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- The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden ULTRA is the extraordinary soil-free indoor garden that grows plants 5 times faster than soil
- Grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more… let your imagination grow wild
- Includes 3 high-performance, full spectrum CFL (Compact Flourescent Light) Grow Lights
- Advanced, easy-to-use Control Panel has an interactive LCD display that utilizes on screen prompts to guide you step by simple step from set up through harvest
- Includes 7-Pod Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit that contains: Genovese Basil, Thai Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Curly Parsley, Dill and Mint
Comments from buyers
“I can’t wait!
, FOR YOUR URBAN FARMER IT WORKS SO GOOD
, Great product but too expensive
I’ve grown things from flowers to vegetables.
After 3 months, i have my private herb jungle on my desk. This unit has been rock solid and is simple enough that my 7 year daughter maintains it. I intend to buy another one and try peppers and tomatoes.
I gave this as a present to my husband. He has just planted the starter pack. I will update my review after our plants sprout.
Only complaint is that some of the pods were incorrectly seeded with the wrong plant (thai basil, when it should have been genovese). But i called and they replaced for free.
I no longer buy herbs from the store. I take comfort knowing that my herbs don’t have pesticides & other chemicals in them. I have a total of 4 units in my home.
Gave to my wife for her birthday and she like me again.
Wife loves to garden, and she loves this product.
We now have an authentic herb garden growing right in our kitchen. Everything needed to produce healthy herbs is included. Makes it very convenient when in need of herbs for new recipies.
I purchased the herb garden. The two types of basil are doing very well. I have ‘pruned’ the top leaves off a couple of times already. My cat has killed my dill, though. Can you get one item replaced?.
So easy to use and you can have so many different types of foods without having to know anything about growing. The 64 set seed sprouting kit is a great idea. I was able to start the outdoor garden a month before actual growing season which will give us fruit just that much earlier. I will probably get 2 more of these things pretty soon.
With all it does, you still have to constantly fill it up with water. I would rather pull weeds in the garden and just turn the water on vs. The constant water filling on this little thing. If you can’t have a garden, this is better than nothing. I have tried growing many things with it. I got some hot peppers to grow too.
I could not keep up with using the herbs; they grew that fast. The garden works well, but one of the light bulbs quit working after one month.
I ordered an amazon open box, and while it arrives with no seed kit as the listing stated, i had to send it back. I would have been pleased to recieve a seed kit and go about my day. Anyway- i was lucky enough to be searching the aero-store and found a 40% off deal on this item. The instructions are easy to follow, 5 steps and it’s together. Then when you open the seed kit, there are instructions on how to get it growing. Put the taller plants in back, shorties up front. Turn the light on, and see you in two weeks. It has a timer which will let you know when to add food, and it recommends topping off water at this time also. It mentions to keep water levels up between feedings. I guess i just wait for them to start sprouting, then remove the domes. There is a wealth of information in the book that comes with the device as well as in the seed box.
Wished i had ordered the led model when i purchased this one. I love the digital display – it has already given great growing tips and reminders to add water and nutrients. I had an older model (about 10 years or more) and it’s still growing strong. I’m really pleased with my new one. Thank you amazon and aerogarden for a great product.
Great product for beginners especially if you’re reluctant to begin. If you have any confidence, though, there are cheaper and better producing methods out there. Check out the very many youtube video’s available. Many systems you can easily make yourself or buy pre-made systems for 1/3 of the price. The additional seed cups are very expensive and even though miracle-gro has very good customer support and a good warranty policy seeds growth is very unpredictable.
I bough this as a gift for my mom.
I love my aerogarden, but will warn you from purchasing from this seller. My items came in, and it is very obvious that it was previously opened. The seed starting kit was taped to the outside of the box, which is not normal. Also the protective bubble wrap was not the original. That being said, my aerogarden rocks. Germination happens very fast, and plants flourish. My friends are amazed at how well these gardens work. I love the ultra model over my ancient first edition aerogarden. The control panel makes life so much easier, and makes light control a breeze. You can even change how often the pump cycles.
However, they plants did not survive the planting outdoors. If you buy this kit, leave everything indoors and enjoy watch it growing inside the aerogarden. It was an awesome gift from my husband to me, and i love it. I will not take the plants out of the aerogarden again. Great for people that love to grow plants but don’t have outside options in a yard etc.
I bought this as a gift for my wife and was a big hit with her. We’ve had it about a month and so far so good. All but one of the herbs that came in the kit germinated. All the ones that germinated have thrived. We’ve only been growing this stuff about a month and we’ve already had to trim/harvest some of the herbs because they are growing so fast. We had one of the 3 bulbs fail almost immediately and the customer service people at aerogrow were top notch – they shipped us out a replacement bulb and replaced the one herb that didn’t go too. We decided to put a tomato plant in the one pod that didn’t go originally and it has similarly popped up and is just starting to take off. This is not a low-budget way to grow fresh herbs or veggies. The thing is expensive to buy initially, the lights have to be replaced every six months and they are expensive, the little seed pods are expensive too. However, it is a really nice, low-hassle way to have a little hydroponic garden in a self-contained spot.
I’ve been looking at these for over a year and finally decided to order. We have had salads every night, cilantro and chives for cooking. I’m getting ready to start tomato and pepper plants to move to the garden when ready.
I bought the agro garden ultra for my wife as a christmas present. When she opened it she said she wanted to put it togeather herself. So i told her to have at it. A couple of weeks she told me she didn’t think the pump wasn’t working so i took a look at it. I told her that the pump would work better if she had plugged it in.