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[Amazon.ca] Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Sprout LED with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Black $69.99

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[Amazon.ca] Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Sprout LED with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Black $69.99

Regular $129.99. On sale for black color only $69.99.
I am try to grow some herbs and vegi plants in the kitchen with cheap glass jar. I am looking for stuffs that I need online and in store. I will cost me about between $30 to $50. Then, I found this on Amazon Canada. Can not decide should I buy or not. Only 3 pot you can grow but I think this is enough for condo kitchen use.
I though some one might interesting this one, so I post this deal. The lowest they go on sale is $65 3-times last year according to 3 camel.

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are these anygood?

I keep hearing mix review on them like the pump dies after couple months of use and it cost quite a bit to replace.

Can you take the plants out and plant it in a pot later?
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Can you use this to grow weed for personal consumption? If so, how long does it take to harvest and what quantity will it produce?
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DrunkenStupor wrote: Can you use this to grow weed for personal consumption? If so, how long does it take to harvest and what quantity will it produce?
What kinda pint-sized pot plants are you intending to grow?
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Way to expensive for what it does sadly. Seems to be more branded name that makes it this way. I would consider it if the 9 slot one was say the same price.
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I found this one on Kijiji for $69. I can plant 11 plants. But no light.
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The light is actually a big deal. I never read up on them but they should use the correct freq that provides the cells in the plants to suck it up and grow. I would recommend at least getting some sort of correct LED light set for it. I think there is 2 freq of lights you need but it's worth it.
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These sprout ones are really only useful for growing a few herbs and possibly lettuce. They are just really small.
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kanechart wrote: The light is actually a big deal. I never read up on them but they should use the correct freq that provides the cells in the plants to suck it up and grow. I would recommend at least getting some sort of correct LED light set for it. I think there is 2 freq of lights you need but it's worth it.
Anything 6400k is good for growing. You can get some cfl bulbs from Wal-Mart for a few bucks and they are perfect for growing plants indoor.
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I have the six pods version, and use it for 3 different types of basils. I recycle the plastic cages, add tin foil and foams to make my own pods so a bag of seeds go a long way (lots on DIY instructions on the net). I also use non-aerogarden gallon jugs of food (again lots of DIY on the net). So once the initial cost of buying the unit is spent, the on going cost is not bad at all; if you insist on using aerogarden replacement pods and food, very expensive. Personally, basils grow great in mine and I use it in my salads and pasta sauces. I honestly dont think growing veggies make sense, just not enough room for the veggies to grow to full size. Herbs on the other hand, you harvest enough for each meal and the plant can keep going for months, about twice a year, you have to take them out and restart. For a family of 5, the 6 pods actually produce too much basil so I should diversify for the next batch.

I have grown:
Genovese Basil - worked great
Sweet Basil - working great
Lime Basic - working great
Thai Basil - grew okay but looked and tasted a little anemic as compared to the store bought ones
Cilantro - wouldn't sprout, couldnt figure out why
Oregano - sprouted but slow growing
Thyme - sprouted but slow growing
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I bought the growing light only and set it up near my indoor plant. My window is facing west and not enough sunshine compare to south facing. So the light does boost the herbal to grow much better.

Not sure if I would like to spend extra money on the fancy compartment of the entire set, personally I think light is most important fact and the rest I can handle it in my own way.
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Can you guys share with me on the lighting? I really want to grow Cilantro, Thai Basil, Tomato and chilies in my kitchen. TIA.
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is the plant food necessary? water isnt enough?
my window is facing directly to the sun rise, so I have enough sunlight to grow plants, however, i gotta place it near the window.
this looks like a low maintenance alternative
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The 3 pod models are only really good for herbs. They work well for that. Yes, you need nutrients alongside water. Pumps don’t fail prematurely, that’s a myth. What does happen, is they clog. A good cleaning remedies most pump issues. I’ve yet to have a pump die in the past 5+ years of use. The light given by the machine is enough. No need to put it in a sunny location.

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