AeroGarden: Going Green and Eating Clean – A Review

AeroGarden: Going Green and Eating Clean – A Review

Aero Garden In-Home Garden System

In our latest effort to increase our own greenness and overall sustainability we have decided to try growing our own vegetables.  We want to be able to grow from within our apartment so a hydroponic growing solution seemed to be our best option.  After much research, we purchased an AeroGarden Farm 24XL. In this post we want to share why we selected AeroGarden over other hydroponic systems, the reason we selected the Farm 24XL model and other supplies we purchased along with the Farm 24XL. In future posts we will be sharing the latest about our AeroGarden adventure.

AeroGarden was our ultimate choice of a hydroponic gardening system due to it seemingly being one of the easiest models to clean and maintain.

We considered many different hydroponic garden models prior to making our selection.  The biggest determining factor leading to our decision was how easy the design of the AeroGarden models makes it to clean the device.  Other vertical hydroponic systems are challenging to clean; requiring a many hour process involving lots and lots and lots of work.  The second determining factor was the seeming sturdiness of the design as opposed to a few of some other taller models.  Visually, it was not the most appealing, we preferred the Gardyn. However, it does have a classic and clean look with stainless steel and black elements.   

The AeroGarden model Farm 24XL seems to best meet our requirements.  We eat A LOT of fresh organic veggies and hope our AeroGarden provides an almost continuous supply.

Our diets are very veggie heavy, especially with lettuce for salads.  Generally, between us both we eat at least two salads a day in addition to other assorted vegetables.  AeroGarden’s Farm 24XL provides the space to grow up to 24 plants total and is tall enough to allow larger grants to be grown.

Eating Organic is a huge priority to us.  We purchased an alternate plant food aside from the one provided with the AeroGarden.

Our purchase of the AeroGarden included the plant food AeroGarden Liquid Plan Food.  We want to make our eating as clean and green as possible so we purchased Ocean Solution 2-0-3 plant food.  It is organic and compatible with hydroponics systems.  Once we use the seed pods provided with our initial purchase of the AeroGarden, we also intend on purchasing organic seeds.

Our cats would really love to play in the AeroGarden… So we purchased a trellis to better protect our veggies.

The Expanding Willow Trellis is the perfect size for the Farm 24XL.  It can comfortably rest on the floor and reach the height of the beginning of the top portion of the AeroGarden.  The initial trellis is wider than the Farm 24XL, perfect for using garden clippers and removing the extra for use along the side.  We will be setting up our AeroGarden Farm 24XL in a corner, so we only required one trellis.  A second would be enough to fully surround the model.

Stay tuned for updates on our AeroGarden experience.