Green thumb hopefuls and apartment dwellers, rejoice!
You can now easily grow vegetables indoors with MiracleGro’s WiFi-enabled countertop gardening system called AeroGarden Bounty Elite. Like its predecessors, AeroGarden Bounty Elite is a hydroponic indoor garden that can be set up almost anywhere, making them ideal for people who want home-grown produce but have limited space. Having enough room for 9 plants, this is MiracleGro’s biggest AeroGarden. With 45 watts of LED lighting, this is also the most powerful one.
AeroGarden Bounty Elite comes with a free AeroGarden app, allowing you to monitor your plants’ needs. The system itself will inform you if you if it’s time to add water or nutrients. AeroGarden Bounty Elite also automatically turns its light on and off to simulate the normal night and day cycle. As the gardening system gives the plants an environment conducive to growth and determines what the plants need, it does most of the work for you.
How does Miracle Gro’s AeroGarden Bounty Elite work?
When you buy this countertop gardening system, you will receive soil-free seed pods complete with the micro and macro nutrients that a growing seed needs. Also included in the system is a 9-pod garden, a 24” 45-watt LED lamp, built-in WiFi connection and patented nutrients.
With the AeroGarden Bounty Elite, you have a choice of different seed kits that will help you grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens or flowers.
Set up is easy. Simply follow the instructions and plug in the device. In just a few days, you will witness all seeds grow 5x faster than they usually would.
The answer’s a mix of several factors. Let’s get into the details.
Miracle Gro’s non-GMO, soil-free AeroGarden pods are already seeded and are designed to feed your plant the nutrients they need along with oxygen and water. Growing on air and water alone, the roots efficiently receive the ideal levels of nutrients and water, promoting rapid growth. To ensure plant health, the reservoir ensures that the plants receive an abundant balance of their requirements exactly when needed.
Advanced LED Lighting System
Miracle Gro’s lighting system gives plants the specific light spectrum that helps plants maximize photosynthesis. The lighting system gives daylight white light for fast growth, red light for more flowers and fruits and blue light for bigger yields. Using LED lights, the AeroGarden Bounty Elite only costs pennies a day in electric use giving big savings compared to compact fluorescent grow lights.
The lamp has an adjustable arm so it’s easy to change its height depending on your plants’ needs. The lighting automatically turns on and off so you do not have to worry about forgetting the ideal lighting timing.
System Control Panel and AeroGarden App
The Control Panel linked with your AeroGarden App is like the gardening guru you’ve always wanted. You’ll get tips on caring for your plants as well as support services. The control panel and app combo also act like your plant’s mode of communication. Through the control panel – or through prompts sent to your smartphone – you’ll know when to add water, how much nutrients a plant needs and how often to give it.
Starting to imagine all the produce you can grow? We are too.
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