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How to Keep Your Miracle-Gro Aerogarden in Good Shape

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The Miracle-Gro Aerogarden is a popular type of hydroponic system. This basic and easy-install system is a lot of people's gateway into the hydroponic industry. But just as often, people are frustrated with the Miracle-Gro Aerogarden and end up stopping right there. They may have had high hopes for gardening indoors, but end up giving up just because there's some small challenges with this beginner's system.

Here are some steps to making sure that your experience with the Miracle-Gro Aerogarden works out, and that you go on to bigger and better things, instead of denying your green thumb forever.

Keep Lights Stable

One of the biggest problems with the Miracle-Gro Aerogarden is that over time, the pole that the light sits on can get wobbly and unsteady. This can end up leading to problems with the grow system, and beginners may feel powerless to do anything about them. Make sure that the grow lights are supported well, and that they stay in place.

Prune Plants as Needed

Another common problem with the Miracle-Gro Aerogarden happens when plants start outgrowing their little niche in a system. You might have oregano, thyme or other plants growing right up into the lights, or growing off the side of the system, or even winding their way down below the tray table level. Simply keep these plants cut back and make sure they get the access to light that they need.

Clean Reservoir As Necessary

Another big problem happens when solids build up over time, and growers just do anything about it. We know, cleaning is a hassle. You have your house to clean, and your car and everything else, so how can you be bothered to clean the Miracle-Gro Aerogarden, too? One reason is because just a little bit of cleaning goes a long way. It doesn't have to be super difficult to clean these systems. You can watch YouTube videos that show you how to get your reservoir looking great in just a few minutes. So it's really more like a very small labor investment in making sure your plant cycles do well -- and a lot of growers respond to that better than they do to the idea that, well, they have to clean their systems. That just makes it sound like a chore.

Re-Order Packets and Sterile Media

Sometimes the makers of systems make it seem like there's some kind of magic to the stuff that the plant sits in. It's called sterile media, and you can buy your own. Look at items like rockwool and coco coir to provide an environment for your plants.

For more, check out Dealzer and everything that we offer to growers.

 
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