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Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Pesto Basil Seed Pod Kit (7-Pod)
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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2011
I got it and the seed pods weren't labeled, though the directions say to plant according to height and notes that they are labeled accordingly.

I found this info on their website, so wanted to share in case it's helpful:
Genovese Basil (tall), Chives (med), Mint (med), Savory (tall), Italian Parsley (tall), Oregano (short) and Thyme (short).
(Designations in parenthesis refer to plant's height in garden).
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on April 17, 2011
I'm currently using a cherry tomato kit for 3 pod, that only came with 1 seed pod, but it's going great! There's a really important trick that I discovered! They say in the directions that multiple seedlings will germinate, but we should cut off all but 1 sprout. I, however, decided to plant the rest of the seedlings into separate pots, and I now have a total of 4 individual tomato plants! I do recommend that you only leave one tomato plant in the aerogarden because it will grow extremely large. For a while, I tried leaving two seed pods in the same pot, but they simply grew too large and I eventually had to remove it. What's even greater is that we can grow more by taking off the suckers (look it up) that grow in between the stems and planting these. They are essentially clones of the "mother" plant and will completely form a new tomato plant when placed in soil and well watered for several days! It's like a never-ending cycle of tomatos!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2013
This is my first customer review of a product. I purchased two Aerogardens from the manufacturer in Dec and planted the Mega tomatoes and Cascading Petunias in early January. I started getting tomatoes in March and since then have picked 120+ tomatoes. There is presently 30 more on the two plants and at least 10 more blossoms. I picked four today.

I am really amazed as these plants that have been growing for seven months and still continue to produce. The flavor is fabulous and I've been growing tomatoes for 50 years. I live in Alaska and we can't really grow tomatoes outside unless you have a greenhouse. These are some of the best for flavor and my 83 year old father who has been a gardener all his life agrees.

The Cascading Petunias lasted until today as they were getting pretty spindly, but after giving us almost five months of color in our kitchen, I couldn't be happier. The color is so much appreciated in our long Alaskan darkness.

With regard to the other comments, some negative, growers need to follow the instructions for pruning and picking. It takes awhile and goes against what outside gardeners do, but the instructions work. Review the comprehensive info and videos at the aerogarden website.

I am in no way associated with Aerogarden, but believe in the product although their prices are extraordinarily high. I am so glad that Amazon is carrying more of their products and giving we Alaskans free super saving shipping.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2012
The kit was delivered quickly and was growing within a week. Two of the pods did not germinate. I sent aerogarden an email and had an automatic email response immediately. A customer service rep emailed the next day with shipping info for my replacement pods with no charge even for the shipping. The new pods germinated and I am now enjoying fresh herbs. I highly recommend the Italian herb kit and the aerogarden company.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2013
Lessons learned: Thoroughly inspect all pods in seed kits for quality (even if you don't use them right away) because the quality of pods within one shipment will vary. For example, in the catnip kit 1 plastic pod was so stretched out / malformed that it would not hold the 'soil' (I didn't realized this until I went to install the 2nd round of pods). Out of the 7 pods in the kit, only one pod has sprouted and grew. Also, if you're growing dill, grow ONLY dill.

****UPDATES****

That one catnip pod is growing like a weed now. If any other pods had sprouted, they would most likely kill each other for space.

I'd also like to add a comment on the Gourmet herb kit that ships with the 7-pod AG: While these herbs seem to be initially responsive as far as grow times, they may not be the best plants to grow together. After 2.5 months, I have 4 living herbs.

- The basil seems to be growing fabulously and is delicious.
- The growth on the garlic chives is underwhelming and I'm afraid to trim because I don't want to kill it. Parsley takes a LONG time to get started.
- Parsley takes a LONG time to come in and it's top heavy (but not as leafy as basil!) so you must prune with caution.
- The dill does not play well with any other herb and it really should be on its own. I constantly have to prune (sometimes twice a day!) because it pushed its way over to other herbs. I honestly believe that 2 of the herbs in my 7-pod died because the dill forced its way over the other pods when everything was still sprouting.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2014
4 weeks in and my greens look incredible! Everyone is raving about them; couldn't be happier!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2014
Pros: Easy to grow, sprouts very fast (2-3 days!), grows fast
Cons: All pods are identical (Red leaf lettuce) and no label other than "Salad Greens". This is not what the description says above ("A gourmet blend of 7 Red and Green leaf, Butterhead and Romaine lettuces")

There are no directions about thinning. I got 2-4 sprouts per pod. Normally I would thin to 1 plant per pod, but some people on the Aerogarden forum recommend keeping multiple sprouts per pod for salad greens. So I will run an experiment and keep 1 per pod on a couple, 2 per pod on a couple and 3 per pod on a couple to see which yields the most.

It would also be nice if Amazon could break out the reviews for each set of pods rather than lump tomato pods with flowers, etc.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2011
The lettuce was very good but it doesn;t produce enough to keep us eating salad everyday. Maybe good for a single person if they use the aerogarden 7.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2011
Will this kit grow enough cherry tomatoes that you no longer need to buy them at the grocery ever again? No. But we did grow enough to enjoy with an occasional salad, and I was able to teach my 9-year-old about growing vegetables, including the importance of pollination. Since she loves cherry tomatoes, I strongly suspect that she was responsible for the disappearance of several promising specimens before they had a chance to fully ripen. If you are looking for high productivity, then you will want to try the salad greens or herbs. Overall we were very pleased with the performance of this kit and would recommend it. One more piece of advice- change your light bulbs every 6 months, it really makes a big difference.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2011
I only had 2 pods develop. One would sprout, but then die. AeroGarden did ship another seed pod, but it did the exact same thing. Not sure the problem, but I wouldn't purchase again
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