Saturday, November 24, 2012

Oh where oh where is my Aerogarden Ultra?

Just wanted to write a post to let you know that no, I didn't fall off the face of the earth again! It's just that it's 24 days later and I haven't received my Aerogarden Ultra yet. The order I placed on November 1 still says "PROCESSING". Very curious. I did place another order today (for replacement pumps), so let's see if that order "bumps" my previous order and gets some action on it. By the way, if you're ordering from now until Monday, Aerogarden is still honoring their Black Friday sale, where you get free shipping on all orders and they have a Buy One Get One at 50% off on every item in the store. I ended up getting four replacement pumps for my Aerogarden 7s for about $7 a pump.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Aerogarden Ultra...the first new Aerogarden in years, and a good one!

Sorry for falling off the face of the earth since January. For those of you who were waiting to hear what happened to the lavender and the peppers, the lavender ended up growing really well and filled the house with a delightful lavender odor, but then I made the foolish decision to try to transplant them into pots, where they didn't survive for long. As for the peppers, I got harvest after harvest of them, but after a while I got a little absent-minded about watering them, and they pretty much dired up. Then, I got married which put a damper on all my blogging for a little while :)

That said, I'm officially dusting off this blog to report some exciting news from Aerogrow.

After years of living with the same old Aerogarden models, they've just announced a new one called Aerogarden Ultra.

This one looks really, really cool. It's got a digital display that tracks how long you need before feeding it (I admit, one of the biggest problems I had with my gardens was absent-mindedly forgetting to feed them). It also has a larger reservoir, better oxygen delivery to plants, a better trellis system, easier cleaning (another pet peeve of mine), and is the size of the Aerogarden Extra tall gardens.

It's no secret that Aerogarden has been struggling financially, but I look at this as a great improvement. I've placed my order for one of these gardens and will let you know what my experience is.

Here's the link to get yours! Aerogarden Ultra at AeroGarden.Com!

I placed an order for mine, and in 2013 will be reporting on whether this brand new high-tech Aerogarden is worth it, by going back to basics planting a classic set of herbs that I bought using the Make Your Own Herb Seed Kit feature on their Web site. It should be a good harvest this year! For those of you who are hanging on, stay tuned to some old school herb gardening!