I have the AeroGarden Ultra, which was sent to me to test by the company that sells them. It was easy to put together, fill with water and plant food, and pop in the pre-seeded plugs. The kit came with basil, but you can get a wide variety of seeds for the table-top hydroponic garden.
|One of seven full-sized basil plants after just seven weeks.|
I chose to grow Blue Monday Sage from Baker Creek Seeds, an ornamental Salvia that blooms in a wonderful shade of blue.
|Salvia Blue Monday - photo by Baker Creek Seeds|
The AeroGarden Ultra has room to grow seven plugs at a time,not perfect for someone who starts a lot of seeds. But my garden is limited, and because of the quick turn-around, I know I can have more than a dozen Blue Monday Sage plants to put in my garden when the ground warms up.
AeroGarden's website shows many applications for the seed grower. You can plant yourself a tiny table-top flower garden, or an easy-to-harvest salad. You can even grow some tomatoes to maturity in one of the units.
|Salvia started March 6|
|Salvia started March 14 - just 3 days!|
|Salvia started March 10|