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[Canadian Tire] Aerogarden Harvest - 50% off... $99.99 - starts Sept 25th

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[Canadian Tire] Aerogarden Harvest - 50% off... $99.99 - starts Sept 25th

I'm not sure about these things - anyone have experience? Worth it? Waste of time?
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Alright pros, should I get this or is there an equally simpler and cheaper alternative?

Doesn't sound like a bad 'can't do anything' Covid project..

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HouShanPi wrote: I have an older model that I bought used from Kijiji. There are four problems with this setup. 1) Seeds are expensive. 2) Variety herbs packs are too varied and do not offer sufficient numbers of the same plants to be useful. For example, I had bought the herb pack that included Thai basil. Since you are not supposed to trim more than a third of the plant at a time, you have barely enough Thai basil for one pho. Needs at least 2 plants. Same goes for those making pesto. 3) Not effortless. I trim very often even when I don't need a specific herb because if you don't, some plants will crowd out others for light. 4) Hard water.

Next time I will do the kratky method with grow led lights on a costco shelf rack.
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I'm no pro, but last winter I grabbed a cheap grow light from Amazon and a green house like this. I grew hot peppers for a few months before transplanting outside.

Side note, growing them inside was more productive for me as I was loosing a lot of the outside peppers to critters.
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You could probably build DIY for cheaper. But, this is better looking and compact to fit in a kitchen counter. Good if all you need is a few herbs; maybe some micro lettuce.

I recently built a seed starting/microgreens station with two double T8 lights and OMAR rack from IKEA. Total cost was $100 ish.
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I'm no pro either - far from it. Interested in jalapenos, cherry tomatoes, basil, maybe some salad greens... I may pick one up. Would also like to do sweet bell peppers, but might be best to use this as a starter and then pot the plant after it gets going?

Also, I read that these were hard to find at the beginning of COVID. Stocktrack.ca shows them in stock in local stores, but not in great quantities... hmmm... decisions decisions... lol
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I've got an earlier model and I find it useful as a herb garden for the winter. Very painless way to have a bunch of fresh herbs on hand.

Only downside is seed pod availability in Canada. You can get pre-set seed kits from Amazon.ca, but mix and match isn't available in Canada and I always seem to be missing one spice I really need. Purchased a "Grow Anything" kit a few years ago, but it seems like the plants aren't nearly as successful as the Aerogarden pre-planted seeds.
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I found these things pretty 'meh'.

On the plus side, it adds a nice bright vegetative look to a room, particularly helpful in those dark winter months. It will grow ok stuff, but better for herbs and things that you'll be using sparingly. Even salad greens; it really complements a salad rather than provides enough produce for a salad for 2.

It *will* make a good Christmas present for someone interested in something like this.
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There's better and cheaper options for grow-lights if you're looking for something way brighter. Kingbrite on Alibaba is the golden standard for budget high-end lights.
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lleb13 wrote: Alright pros, should I get this or is there an equally simpler and cheaper alternative?

Doesn't sound like a bad 'can't do anything' Covid project..
Dollar store soil, container, seeds, and a window. Should cost you around $6 fo a much larger quantity.
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Hey OP, nice find!

In the west, the sale started today, so it's live out here.
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I know nothing about these but it seems pretty neat. I did a quick search and found a review on Amazon saying the light lasts 3-5 years and is non-replaceable. If correct, that makes me think twice.
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SamG852 wrote: Dollar store soil, container, seeds, and a window. Should cost you around $6 fo a much larger quantity.
Don't have the 4th. OPs product provides the sun.
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davefull wrote: I'm no pro, but last winter I grabbed a cheap grow light from Amazon and a green house like this. I grew hot peppers for a few months before transplanting outside.

Side note, growing them inside was more productive for me as I was loosing a lot of the outside peppers to critters.
What kind of grow light did you get? I want to setup a place at home where there's no sunlight.
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Always wanted to pick one up on during prime day for the past few years. But even with sale, it’s over $100... is it really worth it?
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