OMG! The Best AeroGarden Sprout LED Ever! is a small model kit containing everything you need to get started. It makes a beautiful gift! For those who wish to grow plants such as yummy fresh herbs, salad leaves, tomatoes and charming flowers, all within the home or office environment.
2020 will go down in history as the year of the pandemic lockdown. We miss going out and doing all the activities such as walking in the park, going to the beach, shopping, taking the children to school, going to restaurants or the movies. Such activities keep us fit and healthy and prevent us from developing mental issues.
Lockdown procedures to help control the spread of COVID19 within our communities in Australia and some parts of the world has changed our lives drastically. We are so used to being social. Our daily activities such as going to church, daily exercise, restaurants or family outings have added to mental health issues and domestic violence.
Finding something to do during this challenging time has been difficult for many people who are so used to being active outdoors or within their community. I feel that one indoor activity can be done within the home and enjoyed in schools, colleges, universities, restaurants, and businesses and company offices. The possibilities are endless, from school experiments in science to learning how to cook with fresh herbs and vegetables to enjoy many flowers in the office.
The ability to grow plants indoors is good for our mental attitude, and it helps to keep the brain stimulated, interested, exciting, satisfaction and has a calming effect on people. Watching a seed sprout, grow, bloom or ripen like the fruit of the tomatoes can be very satisfying for beginners or experienced gardeners; it is interesting to see the roots grow in the pod in a rich environment that has ambient lighting and water with organic nutrients, in this way, plants grow 5x faster.
Getting inspired to grow your plants all year round in your kitchen or office makes the AeroGarden a favourite indoor gardening activity at an affordable price. The AeroGarden Sprout requires less space than the bigger models, and it’s ideal for small, confined spaces.
Healthy plants growing indoors can boost your self-esteem and is a great way to lower cortisol levels (stress levels). The AeroGarden is ideal for people with mental health issues, including Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), low Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders such as Autism, Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome or OCD.
Also, plants help to freshen and purify the air in our rooms. How? You say, well, plants inhale carbon dioxide from the air around it and exhale oxygen. Imagine breathing fresh air from a plant!
Studies have shown that plants such as lettuce contain far more Vitamin C than those grown outdoors.
Other benefits include:
- Non-GMO seed
- Organic, all-natural plant food
- Plants grow without pesticides or herbicides.
- Picked fresh, flavoursome herbs, salad leaves and ripened-heirloom cherry tomatoes picked straight off the vine for your salads
- Freshly grown flowers
- Higher vitamins and mineral levels in plants
AeroGarden Sprout Kit
You can choose any one of the four colour to suite your decor. Colours that can be purchased are red, blue, white or black.
The kit for the Sprout contains.
- Three seed pods
- Gourmet seed herbs
- 10-Watt LED glow lights and
AeroGarden Sprout LED Specifications
|Material Finish||High Gloss Plastic|
|Light Wattage||10 Watts LED|
|Low water reminder||No|
Pros and Cons of the Aerogarden Sprout LED
|Easy to set up and use||Cost-can be expensive to buy|
|Instructions-Step-by-step guide with pictures||The pump can be noisy|
|Plugin, add water, nutrients and sow seeds||Light is very bright|
|Does not require soil, no mess||Repairs and maintenance parts can be costly when purchasing grow lights, pruning scissors seed trays and extra pods|
|Automatic timer to set lights to on and off||Seed Pods may fail to sprout|
|Plants grow 5x faster with red, white and blue lights||Seed kits can be expensive|
|Optimal lighting hood that contains 60 LED bulbs||Cleaning the unit by scrubbing, changing filter, adding freshwater|
|Growing height up to 10″||May have to buy distilled water|
|Simple push-button control panel with reminders for water and nutrients||Yield is small|
|Weather is never an issue: no stepping outside in the rain or snow||May have to purchase distilled water|
|Seed pods that fail to sprout are replaceable at no extra cost||Cost of purchasing refill pods|
|Not expensive to run, developed to maximise energy||Buy new grow sponges|
|Small enough for the kitchen counter|
|Utube channel has more information|
|Reusable grow domes or grow baskets|
|Ideal as a seed starter for the garden or vegetable patch|
|Grow anything kits|
|Reusable plastic parts of the seed pod|
Where can I purchase an Aerogarden Sprout?
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Step-by-Step to cleaning your AeroGarden Sprout LED
It’s essential to clean your AeroGarden before replanting, and you can use white vinegar or chlorine bleach. Personally, my preference is to use vinegar. It is much easier to use the pump during the cleaning stage. Run the pump for about 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with clean, clear water to rinse out the linings and pump for another 5 minutes after washing and wipe dry with a paper towel and let it sit for about 24 hours before planting your new seeds. Not cleaning the unit will run the risk of bacteria and root pathogens, including parasites spreading from plant to plant.
Growing flowers, herb and salad leave all year round in your home, office, or restaurant is possible, especially in winter. I would not recommend the AeroGarden Sprout for large restaurants, but I will say it is ideal for a single person to a small family. It is also a perfect size for schools and colleges to monitor their agricultural or science projects. The AeroGarden unit does not need a lot of looking after; water and nutrients are essential ingredients, pruning and checking for bacteria, rotten plants, parasites, and cleaning.
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