Frugal Foodie Mama: Growing Gourmet Herbs All Year-round with AeroGarden {& A Giveaway!}

Friday, October 31, 2014

Growing Gourmet Herbs All Year-round with AeroGarden {& A Giveaway!}

I am partnering with The Scotts Company to share with you all how year-round gardening is possible with the MiracleGro AeroGarden. All opinions expressed below are 100% my own.
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It is no big secret that I look forward to growing fresh herbs on my deck planter each summer.  All summer long and into early fall, I enjoy harvesting fresh basil, parsley, and mint straight from the plants and using them in my everyday cooking and baking.  But once the cold sets in and my outdoor herbs have withered away and died, I either fall back on my jars of dried herbs or spend a small fortune on cut & packaged "fresh" herbs from the grocery store.

Don't get me wrong.  I am not knocking my dried herbs. In fact, I have an entire "toolbox" of them on my kitchen counter. ;) But let's be honest... fresh cut herbs are just better. They are brighter, more flavorful, and are just so much nicer to cook with.

I just may have found the solution to my fresh herbs/winter time dilemma, folks. The MiracleGro AeroGarden Extra...

Yes, now counter top gardening is possible! :)
From un-boxing to assembly, it took me less than 10 minutes to put my AeroGarden together. And trust me when I say this- assembling things is not one of my strong suits.
Then I just filled the base with water, added in the nutrients, and snapped in the seed pods.
Easy, peasy!

The AeroGarden came with everything I needed to get started.  And once you get it going, it is pretty much  worry-free.  The AeroGarden is programmable based on what types of plants you are growing. It automatically kicks on and off the grow lights each day, and alerts you when you need to add water and more nutrients.

And the best part? It fits perfectly on my kitchen counter top! Once my herbs start sprouting and growing, I will have 7 different kinds of fresh herbs at my fingertips as I am cooking and baking in my kitchen. :)
Be sure to follow along with me on Instagram to see my photo updates as my herbs start to sprout and grow! 

Could you use a MiracleGro AeroGarden in your kitchen? 
Well, you just may be in luck because AeroGarden is going to give one of my readers (quite possibly YOU!) an AeroGarden prize pack consisting of an AeroGarden with the Gourmet Herb Seed Pods, an herb infuser, gardening cookbook, berry bowl, and a cutting board with prep station!
Be sure to read the giveaway terms below, and then use the Rafflecoper to get entered! :)

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