FAQ's

  1. Why Is There Algae On My Garden?

    Why Is There Algae On My Garden?
    Algae naturally occurs when light interacts with water. Nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, along with CO2 support the algae's growth and you will start to see it appear on your seed pods and perhaps on parts of your garden itself. Algae is not harmful to your plants but can be a little...yucky. If it bothers you, simply wipe it...
  2. Worried about food safety? Grow your own!

    Worried about food safety? Grow your own!
    One of the best things about growing in an AeroGarden is that you are able to feed yourself and your family food that is not only good for you, but safe for you. Giving people the ability to grow their own fresh lettuces, herbs and vegetables year round brings people one step closer to their food and knowing where it...
  3. What's The Brown Residue On My AeroGarden?

    As your AeroGarden starts to sprout and your plants begin to thrive, you may start getting some brown "crust" or sediment appearing on the edges of your grow deck. Though it may be unattractive, this is totally normal. The material is not harmful and does not indicate any failure on your part or the part of the garden! What you're...
  4. My plants aren't growing/appear unhealthy

    My plants aren't growing/appear unhealthy
    If your seeds germinated but plant growth is stalled or the plants look unhealthy, it's not because they are "defective;" either they are not getting something they need, or they are getting something they don't need. Here's what to check: LIGHTS: The Grow Light Hood should be set to the lowest posible position on the Light Post when starting a new seed...
  5. Best Seeds to Start Indoors

    Best Seeds to Start Indoors
    Did you know that not all seed varieties need to be started indoors before transplanting? There are some seeds that actually prefer to start outdoors in soil. But here are the seeds that do best when sprouted indoors, like in an AeroGarden, where conditions are optimal for starting those little sprouts, and can then be transferred to your traditional beds...
  6. How do I harvest, dry, or store my herbs?

    How do I harvest, dry, or store my herbs?
    Harvesting You can find information about harvesting your salad greens and herbs in our previous Indoor Gardening Month articles. Great information here on how to prune and harvest without impacting the health of your plants! Some herbs germinate and grow faster than others, but you can benefit by beginning harvests much earlier than you think.  Most herbs develop bushier growth...
  7. How much energy does the AeroGarden use?

    How much energy does the AeroGarden use?
    Let's get real - these days, it's important to have an understanding of how much energy you use.  It's the responsible thing to do! We take pride in the low amounts of energy that AeroGardens use.  Read on, we did the math for you! To calculate how much energy an AeroGarden uses, we use the following formula: -- The number...
  8. Are AeroGrow seeds and nutrients organic?

    AeroGrow uses the same proven, patented nutrients that we’ve used since the beginning – the result of 6 years of intensive testing in our grow rooms.  Our nutrients contain no harmful pesticides or herbicides. The FDA has procedures for classifying plants as organic, but nutrients are not regulated in this way.  AeroGrow nutrients are made from mineral salts that provide...
  9. Does the AeroGarden help me reduce my carbon footprint?

    Does the AeroGarden help me reduce my carbon footprint?
    Growing food aeroponically at home in the energy-efficient AeroGarden is a great way to reduce your “food miles,” or the distance your food must travel between the field and your plate, thus reducing your carbon footprint. Growing food at home in your AeroGarden:  - Produces only about half the carbon of a comparable amount of food grown and shipped from...
  10. AeroGarden 7 LED: My “Replace Lights” indicator is blinking. Do I need to replace the LED lights?

    No, you do not to replace the lights yet. This notification is for models with 2 CFL bulbs in the hood. If you have the LED light hood, you do not need to replace your LED lights until individual diodes begin to fail. Diodes have a 2 - 4 year lifespan. Just press and release the Reset button to turn...

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