The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden is a great introduction to the world of soil-less, hydroponic gardening. This model – the AeroGarden Sprout LED – is especially great for beginners because it is inexpensive and extremely easy to set up and operate. Like all hydroponics gardening, the AeroGarden attracts much fewer pests like insects and bugs – if any at all – vs. traditional soil gardening.
With an AeroGarden, the grower is in total control: you choose what to grow and how to grow it. AeroGardens have the ability to grow nearly any crop and – thanks to the control panel and automated features – you decide all aspects of your grow.
AeroGardens are highly efficient. They have a small footprint (don’t take up much space), use very little electricity and water to operate, require minimal cleaning and overseeing of the grow, and each kit comes with all the components you need to get started. This includes a reservoir, reservoir lid, pump, grow light, seed pod kit (seeds, grow media, grow baskets, and humidity domes, and nutrients), and all the fittings and fixtures you will need to just plug it in and grow.
Another notable benefit of the AeroGarden is its ability to produce crops throughout the year, regardless of the season or weather patterns. Hydroponics allows for rapid growth, meaning that within weeks of planting your first crop, you can harvest the produce and then immediately begin an entirely new crop – without any downtime at all. Crops grow 5 times faster with an AeroGarden versus plants grown with high-quality soil mixes. With the AeroGarden, crops yields can be amazing for such little machines.
See our AeroGarden Reviews page for reviews of all the various AeroGarden models.