I chose AeroGarden’s newly released Sprout for its convenient compact size; with its three-pod capability, it seemed like a good introduction to this indoor gardening thing – and ideal for my limited kitchen counter space.
My Sprout arrived well packaged in a single box, which included a Grow Deck, Water Bowl, Base (complete with 60 10-watt LED lights), Pump Cord, Power Adapter, Plant Food and Three Non-GMO Seed Pods (I selected Dill, Parsley and Basil, but there are plenty of other options to choose from). I went with the White color, but Black is also available.
Note: While both are currently sold out, there are a variety of other small garden options to explore, including the Harvest (six pods) and the Harvest Elite Slim (also six pods).
While what drew me to AeroGarden was the promise of ease, I was anticipating some level of work involved in setting up my first indoor garden, but… well, AeroGarden has taken care of all of that, with a simple and seamless setup. It took me no more than 10 minutes to put together, thanks to an illustrated, dummy-proof Four-Step Quick Setup Guide (however, should you need more guidance, AeroGarden offers even more resources online).
The only thing I needed to provide was water – it really is that simple and still feels a little unbelievable. AeroGarden has really figured it all out, so that you can focus on enjoying the fruits (or herbs) of your (minimal) labor.