It’s been four years since we launched our first 9-pod Bounty AeroGardens, and in 2019 we decided to upgrade them all.  We learned a lot in those four years about making great gardens, and we tried to make significant upgrades to everything we could. These new Bounty gardens are better performing, producing fuller plants and larger harvests, and are more functional, with sturdier construction and improved features that make operating them easier and more convenient than ever. But a lot of you wanted all the details – so we’ve put some of the high-impact feature upgrades into a side by side comparison of each new garden to its predecessor, from the Ultra to the Bounty Elite Classic.

In addition to all the upgrades listed below, there are dozens of other improvements in each new Bounty model, from sturdier construction, a sleeker profile, a vastly improved and expandable trellis system, an innovative grow-deck support system for supporting plants during water changes, and lots more.

The Ultra vs. The Bounty Basic

Ultra Bounty Basic  
30W grow light 30W grow light LED technology has come a long way in 6 years, and the new LEDs on the new Bounty Basic provide much more light, power and efficiency for the same wattage.



We increased the number of plants this value-priced garden can grow to keep it aligned with our entire Bounty family. Who doesn’t love more plants?!

Digital display with push button controls

Hi-resolution display with touch sensor buttons

This control panel is leagues ahead of the old Ultra. The read out is crisp and clear and provides a better visual understanding of your garden

Nutrient, light and water indicators

Care indicators, 3-step water level indicator, tips & tricks

The reminders and information available for your garden in this control panel are much more advanced than in the Ultra. You get more information about your garden, so you can take even better care of your plants

No vacation mode

Vacation Mode

With vacation mode, you can lower your garden’s water usage and keep your plants alive even if you’re not home for an extended period of time.

So the Bounty Basic is really the next evolution of our older, 7-pod garden models. But, what about the Bounty itself? How could this great, 9-pod garden be improved upon? Let’s see how the new Bounty stacks up against its predecessor:

The Bounty Classic vs. The Bounty 2019

Bounty Classic

Bounty 2019


45W Grow Light

40W Grow light

As with the Bounty Basic, the LED Grow Lights on the New Bounty are significantly more powerful than previous models. The improved technology allows us to make the gardens more efficient, while supporting larger and more productive plants.  In our tests, we saw 20% more growth with the new Bounty!

4450 mL Water Bowl

4700 mL Water Bowl

More water, same footprint. So you can go longer between garden fill ups without sacrificing that valuable counter space.

9-pod Grow Deck

9-pod Grow Deck with root stand and optimized layout

Same number of pods, BUT the layout on the redesigned grow deck gives your plants more room to mature and fill out, while the added root stand makes it easy to set your plants aside while you refill your water or clean your water bowl.

Externally affixed touchscreen control panel

Sleek, integrated, high-resolution, full-color touchscreen control panel with improved navigation

The images and text on this new touchscreen will blow you away. From the water level indicator to the integrated care tips, everything has been thoughtfully designed and executed beautifully for a digital read out that is perfectly clear from every angle.

On or Off Grow Light settings

Dimming Grow Light

The Grow Lights on the new Bounty can be reduced to 30% strength with the touch of a button. So set the mood and bring down the lights, without affecting your plants’ growth.

No Vacation Mode

Vacation Mode

Go away for a week’s vacation while the garden adjusts to use up to 80% less water while you are gone.

No Wifi

Wifi enabled and Alexa compatible

Wifi and Alexa come standard with the new Bounty. So your care reminders and notices come to your phone, and you can ask Alexa to tell you the status of your garden so you’re always in the know.

The new Bounty isn’t just a facelift, it’s an entirely new garden with features our customers have been wanting for years. And the improvements keep coming with our new Bounty Elite and Bounty Elite Artisan, from infinitely dimmable lighting to the premium-quality ceramic water bowl.

We love hearing the feedback on our new products, so please keep the comments coming. Tell us how you’re loving your brand new Bounty family garden, or if you have questions on what to expect with these new indoor garden models. You can leave your comments here on the blog, or on our Facebook page. Happy growing!