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361 of 371 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2009
Purchased this for my Mom as a birthday gift. The basil grows extremely well and produces an abundant supply. The chives are barely growing at all, and if you are only going to have 3 types of herbs, there are plenty of other more popular herbs they could have picked besides thyme.

Unlike the larger aerogardens, this one has been simplified and does not have different plant growing settings (lettuce, herbs, etc.). It also seems to be noisier than my Aerogarden classic (7 hole).

If you can afford the classic aerogarden with 6 or 7 holes, I would go with it. This model seems overpriced for how limited it is both by its 3 hole size and stripped down features.
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191 of 200 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2010
I got this as a gift and I have already gone through 3 different kits for more than a year now:

The first kit I had was the gourmet herb kit they provided in the box. This is simply an amazing collection of herbs. I usually put basil in my pasta sauce, thyme in my rice, and chives/parsley in some sort of soup I make and the flavor is greatly enhanced in everything! At first, I had problems with the chives because it did not sprout at all (grew some mold). But Aerogarden immediately sent me a replacement chives seed pod, no questions asked! Out of all the herbs though, basil seemed to be the best because it grew VERY quickly and I often used the leaves weekly for my meals without worrying about its state.

The second kit I had were salad greens, and the kit I am currently using is cherry tomato. Overall, I had great results in every kit I used.

UPDATE (4/17/2011): I'm still currently using a tomato kit, 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!

However, the Aerogarden is certainly not for everyone. Here is a brief summary of pros/cons:

Pros:
1) Very easy to use. An indicator light will flash when you need to add nutrient tablets (provided in the seed kit) and when you need to replace the water.
2) The instructions on many seed kits state that they only last for 4-6 months, I have noticed that it is actually quite longer if you take better care of it.
3) Gourmet herb kit contains plentiful amounts of each herb, especially the basil.
4) You can also manually keep the light on/off. I tend to keep the light on during the night so it acts as a night light for me. Then during the day, the light will turn off and it will receive sunlight from the window.

Cons:
1) Water indicator light is not very reliable. It will often turn on when the water level is so low that it has already had adverse effects on the plants. Therefore, you must check the water level regularly. I highly urge you not to purchase this product if you leave for long periods of time. i have noticed the water level will go down by half just after 2 days. Leaving the plants without water will harm them and the air pump!
2) Maintaining the garden itself is very time consuming (you get out what you put in). You must regularly prune the plants, otherwise the plants will grow too tall and wide, which will cause crowding of the plants to occur.
3) It is best that you do not mix certain seed kits as the nutrient tablets are specific for certain plants.
4) The Aerogarden is connected to a socket 24/7, meaning it is continually draining energy from you. (However, it is an energy star product)
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121 of 129 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2012
After having used an Aerogarden Pro 200 series 7-pod for two years, I opted to purchase this 3-pod Aerogarden for my mother. Not only is the water pump replaced with a simple air pump that bubbles the water, but it doesn't even work properly! The air bubbles cause the water to crust up (from the nutrients I assume)around the entire rim and the flap where you can refill water. It looks HORRIBLE.

Not only that, the light was weak, the plants had a hard time growing, even sitting right next to a window. Only one of the 2 seed kits included actually sprouted. And on top of that, the LED light to indicate when to add nutrients is so dim you can't even see it without walking up and directly looking at it. And I see there's some sort of clear plastic piece that I assume tells you when to add water, never did figure out how that worked....

Overall, its an extremely low-price pure crap knockoff aerogarden. Do yourself a favor, buy a real one (6 pod or 7 pod) that actually runs water through the entire root system of the plants, not these crappy 3pod ones that use nothing more than a glorified fish aerator pump that does absolutely nothing to circulate the water. Ultimately, this 3pod garden was only used for about 6 months before it was tossed in the trash, not even worth selling to someone else.
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79 of 83 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2014
It simply doesn't work, and now they refuse to take a return, 5 days after the deadline, yet it takes a minimum of 21 days to cultivate.

DON'T BUY!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2010
I got this during an extreme discount on Amazon's Black Friday sales. I'd be pretty upset if I had payed the full price. Mine came with chives, thyme, and basil. The chives never sprouted. The thyme did not grow well, it stayed puny. The basil did great.

Now, about four months into use, the automatic light timer is no longer accurate. It seems to turn on and off at random. I intend to unplug and clean it, then let it sit for a month and try some new seeds (peppers). Maybe it just can't take 4 straight months plugged in.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2009
This was a gift for my parents. They love to use fresh herbs, so I though this would be an ideal gift. They love the small footprint (doesn't take up too much counter space) and that everything grows so quickly. They are even contemplating buying a second one! :)
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2011
I ordered this garden for my wife, she was so excited. We put it together and turn on the light and after the first cycle finished the NEVER came back on. I reset all the connections and reset the cycle and nothing. I called the manufacturer and they told me it was probably a bad light bulb and that they would send me a new one. It NEVER came, it has been a month since I told them the product was broken. I will keep you posted on how it turns out.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2012
I bought one of these to grow a small flower garden in my office. The unit is completely automated except for the need to add water and nutrients every two weeks. It was easy to setup and operate. The major problem with the device is that the motor noise from the air pump is non-stop and loud enough to be annoying. It also causes enough vibration that could be felt on my entire desk. To summarize it:

THE GOOD:
- easy to setup
- fully automated
- works

THE BAD
- noisy
- causes vibration
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2010
I would love this product if it hadn't stopped working within 3 weeks of receiving it. Things seemed to be going well but after a few weeks the light turned off and never came back on. Made a call to customer service and they said they would send a replacement for the lightbulb and the herb pods which died without the light for a few days...replacements were never sent.

The light now comes on and off but not consistently...Maybe I just have a faulty machine but I guess I will never know.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2011
I ordered this item in February thinking it would be great to grow herbs in the kitchen. An avid gardener now in a townhome, it was a grasp - and a waste of money. The basil grew. The thyme did not. After the basil had run its course, I cleaned the Aerogarden and replanted with replacement pods. The basil is growing...nothing else. In short, this is a basil garden. After 6 months - it is warning me to REPLACE BULB. You've got to be kidding. I have nightlights that have lasted longer and been more effective. Never again.
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