I’m often asked, “What’s the easiest way to get started with hydroponics?”
My response is usually one of two replies. I either point them in the direction of my website (which you’re helpfully reading!) or show them a turn-key solution.
The Aerogarden Bounty Basic is one of the turn-key solutions I point towards as a great product to get anyone started growing hydroponically without all the complicated extras that gardeners have to look out for!
What is the Aerogarden Bounty Basic?
While I’m a big advocate for building your own hydroponic system, it’s not always practical, especially if you have very limited space, a busy family life, or just can’t be bothered to invest the time yourself to do the research, buy the parts and build your own system. That’s where solutions like the Bounty Basic come in.
The bounty basic offers everything you need to get started with hydroponic growing in your own home without the hassle of building your own system. The kit comes with a water reservoir, custom net cups, pre-seeded germination chambers, and dimmable LED grow lights.
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Aerogarden Bounty Basic Key features
If you’re looking for a turn-key solution there are a few items you want to be aware of:
- The bounty basic comes with the recommended nutrient quantities and types. No need to spend hours looking at labels to work out if you’ve got the right nutrients for your plants
- Seed pods and seeds included to get you up and running in no time at all. Just plug in and get growing
- Connects to Wi-fi. You can turn off the grow lights and monitor your crops with the Aerogarden app from anywhere to make sure they’re staying fit and healthy.
- LED grow lights have better lifespans than traditional grow lights to reduce the need for maintenance and replacement parts
- Vacation mode slows down water usage while you’re away to avoid your plant running out of water
Why the Bounty Basic?
So why do I recommend the Aerogarden Bounty Basic as my go-to solution?
- It’s compact – I have one that sits in my kitchen on the worksurfaces. It fills a space under a wall mounted cabinet very nicely which makes cooking with herbs from the bounty basic very easy, they’re just an arms reach away from being harvested when needed.
- Unlike previous models or other competitors the LED lights are dimmable. I sometimes have my bounty basic sitting in the window where it doesn’t need as much light except for evening times. I can save electricity by setting the lights to dim during the day and brighten in the evenings.
- I love growing hydroponically! Hydroponics delivers the nutrients directly to your plants, this increases yields and reduces grow time so you can go from seed to plate much quicker than in conventional gardens.