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A Smitten Update: Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3SL


So I’ve had a few weeks with my new Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3SL and I am absolutely smitten. It has been wonderful to have around during the bleak winter here in the Midwest. I had no idea how beautifully my herbs and lettuce would flourish until witnessing with my own eyes!


In about three weeks, I had enough lettuce for family sandwiches and basil for spaghetti sauce. The parsley was slow to grow, so I haven’t harvested any yet. Remember in my initial post I mentioned how I wanted to grow peppers? I went ahead and sat my pepper plant next to the AeroGarden so that it could bum some light. Now that I’ve seen what the AeroGarden can do, I’m ready to get a little advanced.

My next plan is to start some more pepper plants to transplant after the last frost. I’ve discovered that you can use your own seeds with the AeroGarden by using the Grow Anything Kit. You can also use the seed pods you already have by removing the seeds in the sponge and inserting your own. I plan on doing the latter. The AeroGarden 3SL is the gadget of the season (for me at least). I will never unplug it!


As a reminder, each Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3SL includes one Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit which are available in Genovese Basil, Dill, Chives, Mint, Cilantro, Thai Basil and Parsley. Seed kits for cherry tomatoes, chili peppers, romaine lettuce, petunias and more varieties can also be purchased separately. The AeroGarden 3SL is available in black or white color selections and can be found in 1,880 Walmart stores this holiday season only. Priced at $49.97, the AeroGarden 3SL makes a great gift for the brownest of thumbs on your list. Use the store locator to find out if your local Walmart has the AeroGarden 3SL in stock.

Edited to add: My lettuce started to wilt around the 26th day. I discovered that half of the water had evaporated from the reservoir. I had topped it up once before, but it slipped my mind this time around. Be sure to periodically check your water levels and nutrient indicators!


As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Lindsay N.

Friday 23rd of January 2015

My yard has zero light for traditional gardening. I think something like this would be perfect for me!

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