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Indoor Gardening Means Fresh Herbs- Even When It's Frozen Outside

We love cooking with fresh herbs and produce, but Winter is finally settling in, which means my gardening days are over for the year… or does it?

The Miracle-Gro® AeroGarden® 3SL is the extraordinary soil-free indoor garden that grows plants 5 times faster than soil.  The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden SL is our newest and thinnest garden yet! Designed to fit in your kitchen, office or window-sill, the AeroGarden SL is perfect for first time gardeners or anyone with a small countertop. Measuring just five inches wide, this Slim Line garden is aptly named, but don’t let its small stature fool you! Just like their larger models, plants grow in water, nutrients and air, up to twice as fast as plants grown in soil. It’s easy, foolproof and 100 percent guaranteed. Just add their patented liquid nutrients and water and you’ll see growth in no time.

A free Seed Pod Kit is included with every garden and can be either Genovese Basil, Dill, Chives, Mint, Cilantro, Thai Basil and Parsley. I received a salad seed kit with my unit, and a 3 herb kit separately that included Genovese Basil, Dill and Parsley. Seed kits for cherry tomatoes, chili peppers, romaine lettuce, petunias and more also are available.

 I received a Miracle-Gro AerioGarden 3SL with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit to try out and let you know what we think about it….

Here is the product information from the supplier:

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3 SL with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit:

  • NASA-proven, dirt-free growing technology
  • Scientifically proven to grow plants up to 10x faster than plants grown in soil
  • Compact, slim and fits perfectly in any time of year
  • Grows herbs, flowers, lettuce, peppers, veggies and more
  • Available in white and black
  • Max height: 16.5″
  • Dimensions: 11″W x 5″D x 10.5″H

 I set it up in my Kitchen in between two windows, hoping enough natural light comes in as well. It’s also closest to the sink, and where I cook, so grabbing what I need will be quick and easy, if the plants grow as well as promised. Setting the AeroGarden up was a breeze.

Unpack the AeroGarden and install the bulb, and water reservoir. Add about 5 cups of water, or until you reach the fill line. Place the seed pods into the garden, keeping the taller plants towards the back, and shorter plants up front. The top of the seed pods will tell you how tall they should be. Place the grow domes onto the seed pods, and then add the nutrients according to the directions. Plug it in, and that’s it! The garden will do it all for you. About every 2 weeks, a light will come on as a reminder to add nutrients. Just check the label to know how much to add.

We used the 3 herb seed pod, since we love using fresh herbs when we cook. I can’t wait to see how this works. I also love how small the unit is. It takes up half the space my coffee maker takes up on the counter!

The AeroGarden can also great as a teaching tool for little ones who are studying the plant life cycle! I’ll check back with you in a few weeks and let you know how it goes! Stay tuned!

The AeroGarden 3SL is “Only at Walmart” this holiday season. The product will be available in 1,880 Walmart stores (list attached) and at

Priced at $49.97, the AeroGarden 3SL makes a great gift.

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