I am so excited to have partnered with The Scotts Company to share how you can garden this winter with the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden. The experiences and thoughts are all mine!
I touched on it briefly this past spring, but I struggle in the winter. This solar powered girl gets bogged down in the long Utah winter months. I have to confess that I never really tried to do anything about it. I just "dealt" with it. But after suffering through my worst winter ever last year, I am determined to try things that will help me get through this upcoming season.
I had a brainstorming session and wrote down notes in my notebook of things I could try. I have already bought a ton of new houseplants that I plan on surrounding myself with. And then I got an email from AeroGardens. It seemed to stand out among all the emails that day. They were offering me a Miracle Grow AeroGarden to try out. I had heard of them a long time ago but had forgotten about them. If I had thought of it on my own, I would have bought one myself to try as part of my winter therapy. But getting to test one out for a review was even better. I said "yes" right away and then after spending an hour on their site I got SUPER excited!
If you know me at all you know that I adore gardening. I anticipate and plan my spring garden ALL winter long. In fact, planning my garden was on my list I made in my notebook. But this year I didn't plant a garden. It was the first time in 8 years. It was a very hard decision, but I knew that I might be writing a book and that if I did it would fall around the same time as harvesting/canning season. I knew something had to give.
So because I didn't garden at all this year and we are headed into another winter (rumored to be a harsh one) I was extra nervous.
But now I will get to garden INDOORS this winter! I have already planted some herbs!
These pictures were taken a week after I planted them.
I have the AeroGarden 7 and this is what it looks like. It also comes in silver and in white.
I really don't want to sound like a commercial but I really want to tell you everything that excites me about this garden system. So I am going for bullet points :)
- *Plants grown in the AeroGarden Grow twice as fast as regular plants. You have to see the 10 second stop motion video they have! Amazing.
- *You can grow almost anything! They offer 50 different seed kits and custom seed kits. I have already ordered a custom FLOWER seed kit. Plus you can buy seed kits where you add your own favorite seeds.
Plant your own seeds!
- * You can also buy a tray to start seeds for your outside gardens. The seed starting kit can grow 66 seedlings at a time. I am ordering this for sure. No more shelves upon shelves cluttering my office!
- *It is EASY. The say it is so foolproof that they guarantee it will grow. That is right. They have a 100% guarantee! It tells you when to add more water and when to add more nutrients. The grow light even goes on and off on its own!
- *No dirt or weeds. Enough said :)
- *They have multiple sizes so there is one that will fit your needs and budget. The Ultra is next on my list because you can even grow Strawberries!
I could go on and on. Seriously. I may or may not have cried while looking at their site. The fact that my kids are having a blast checking the growth everyday, the fact that we will get to eat fresh, organic herbs and veggies this winter that we grew, are just extra perks.
I am SUPER excited that I get to giveaway an AeroGarden to one of you! It would make the perfect gift for anyone, not just the gardeners in your life. Here is what is in the prize pack one of you will win:
1 AeroGarden with seed pods, herb infuser, gardening cookbook, berry bowl, & cutting board w/ prep station
Enter using the rafflecopter widget below.
*You must be at least 18 years old to enter. You must be a resident of the USA to enter. A winner will be chosen by random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. The shipping of the prize is the responsibility of the company, in this case, The Scotts Company.
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Tomatoes! Love them! And my three year old always eats as many as she can get her hands on.
tomatoes for sure1
Wow this looks awesome! I like to garden but am not v r y good at it..I would love to grow some basil this winter.
Amandalynn K Sawyer
I'd love to grow herbs for cooking. I talk about it every year but worry that I'll kill it. Lol
Herbs! This garden looks amazing!
Tomatoes! My two year old and I eat them straight off the vines!
I would plant sage
I always want to try AeroGarder. We love cherry tomatoes.
If I won, I would love to plant some herbs!
I would plant herbs, basil, cilantro, etc. I plant too much usually in my regular garden so this would help me use what I grow!
How incredible and a great way to get through winter! I know for sure I'd grow tomatoes. Maybe some greens? Thanks for this opportunity;-)
This looks AMAZING!!!
I would love to grow some herbs.
I'd love to try these!!
I have a brown thumb so this is super exciting!!!! To plant something that is sure to grow is amazing. I would start with basil as it is what I go out and buy most often but I love all the fresh herbs so all the rest would be not to far behind!
I would defintely plant thyme, basil & parsley. If possible I'd try some lettuce. I would love this. Thanks for the chance.
I've always wanted to try this! I can't grow indoor herbs to save my life.
I'd start out small with herbs to make sure I don't kill them!
I really want mint and cilantro and maybe tomatoes!
I would love to win this, I would plant herbs they get hard to find in the winter
i would probably do the custom flower seed kit first, then herbs
Herbs so I could have fresh ones to cook with throughout the winter - basil is my favorite!
I am seriously loving your idea to make a list of things to help me thrive, not just survive, this winter! This would definitely help! Love the idea of seeing a bit of green among all of the white! Thanks for the chance! I'd plant herbs to start with and move on from there!
Herbs and tomatoes for sure!
I would plant basil. Thanks for the chance to enter.
I would love to grow my own fresh herbs all year long!
I'd love to grow tomatoes! Home grown tomatoes are the best.
I would plant basil first!
I think we would try mint first... it doesn't do well in our garden for some reason. My granddaughter would love one of these!
I'd grow those mini tomatoes!
How fabulous! I love gardening and get sad during the winter when I don't have anything to take care of. I think I would start with some basil!
Flowers! I had a hard winter last year too and I was craving flowers.
YAH!!! I will grow Basil and Parsley...but would love to try other herbs and veggies! Garden-in-my-kitchen, at my fingertips, in the gray of winter, would be a true BoNuS :)
This sounds like an awesome product for anyone! For those who live in colder regions (read, Maine) it is especially great because our season for growing is so short! What a great way to teach your kids about gardening too! This is an all around top shelf idea and product. I need to get me (read, like to win) one of these! Thank you for introducing us and planning a great giveaway!
Basil! Italian salad: Fresh tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella cheese Basil and virgin olive oil! My mid-day salad! Yummy!
Oh I love that idea, thanks for the opportunity to enter.
I would love to grow tomatoes and herbs.
I'll plant rosemary first.
I would love to grow some fresh herbs during our rainy Seattle winter this year!
WOW that is so cool! I would love one of these :)
i don't know which herb I'd start with, but it would definitely be an herb! Basil or cilantro maybe?
I have been eyeballing one of these for a couple years now. Mostly to plant cilantro and basil. Yum!
This might be the only way I can grow anything indoors. I live in less than 300 sq feet and due to the placement of my house there is basically 0 real light. I have looked at these before, but I haven't been willing to shell out the dollars.
The first thing I would plant with my Aero Garden is Basil, since I use it a lot in my dishes when cooking. Would love to own this.
I would love to plant basil and sage, I use them a lot in my recipes :)
Strawberries! Aside from the fact they taste so good, they have lots of health benefits.
Oh my goodness! How awesome is that? I have killed all my houseplants. I don't know why I thought they didn't want water ever again! :( I love the idea of having an indoor garden!
Basil sounds DELISH to plant first!
I'd love to win and plant some basil... fresh pesto and caprese salads all winter sounds wonderful!
I'd love to plant herbs, especially cilantro and basil, we eat a lot of it.
I figure you can't start your outdoor seedlings yet, so something that you could harvest indoors this winter....I like the idea of really fresh herbs. And something that would bloom would be lovely. I, too, suffer in the winter, and "deal with it." Flowers mid-winter would be cheering.
I would plant Basil.
Oh, the chance to have pretty flowers this winter in my north facing kitchen! And then to start my husband's garden in early spring without the mess in the house. It sounds heavenly.
Cherry tomatoes! I love them so much, pop them like they are candy!
Sara @ Mom Endeavors
This is SO cool! We have a horrible time growing strawberries outside here. That would be so fun!
I would first plant basil...really miss picking it from my summer garden to use for a variety of dishes!
NO WAY! This is so cool - I've gotta get my hands on one of these!
Oh, and I would plant tomatoes for sure!
I'd plant YUMMY TOMATOES! Crossing my fingers.
I would try and grow Heirloom Lettuce. What a lovely prize!
Tomatoes or herbs. These look so cool!
I would plant basil.
I love to growallthethings! This would totally make my day all winter long. I love it!
This is awesome. I could really use this.
Oh I've been wanting one of these SO badly! I would use it to grow herbs in my kitchen! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Okay so I know the ladybug one is for children, but I want it - it's so cute! I'd plant basil for sure.
I would plant basil! We had a basil plant this summer and it was incredible in recipes!
I would plant herbs!
Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
I would plant basil
I would love to plant some herbs like basil and mint!
Some herbs would be first
Herbs Herbs Herbs
Wow! What a great product. You can even grow strawberries..YUM!!
I have wanted to try one.
basil and cilantro
I want to plant some cilantro. Its my fave!!
Herbs. Hands down!!
I would definitely plant some fresh herbs! Hopefully these I would be able to keep alive!
Fresh herbs would be great through Winter.
Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline
Definitely herbs and probably rosemary. to have it fresh year round indoors would be wonderful!
Basil! Or cilantro!
I want cilantro! To me, that is the best taste in Mexican food. I could have fresh pico de gallo year round!
Angie @ CCC
I would love to plant some berries!
I would plant dill or basil. I love to garden so its a tough choice. I would also try tomatoes.
herbs,herbs,herbs, I love to cook with fresh herbs. but ale=ways have to run to the produce dept for them and then they only last a few days. I live in a apt so I don't have a yard. this sounds perfect for me.
I would like to plant cilantro and a herb garden. I have never seen this before it is so cool.
Cherry Tomatoes !!!!!
I would grow tomatoes and herbs.
Def mint or basil