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There is, however, the perfect guide out there for novices. And it happens to be Amazon’s Deal of the Day. The AeroGarden Bounty Elite, Platinum is on sale for $168. Usually, it costs $380, and it’s a super easy way to start a flourishing collection of herbs.
The kit includes a full-spectrum LED lighting system that helps the plants maximize photosynthesis, and it uses water rather than soil to further help them grow faster. You can plant nine herbs at a time and the LCD screen provides reminders and updates about their growth cycle. Better still, it's smart enough to tell you when to add water or nutrients and provides on-screen tips. How clever is that? Included with the system are Genovese basil, Thai basil, curly parsley, Italian parsley, thyme, chives, dill, mint, and a nutrient packet.
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Besides being an almost constant source of added flavor and nutrients, the AeroGarden just looks damned nice on the kitchen bench. One of our writers keeps an AeroGarden stocked with herbs year-round in her kitchen and she loves how it looks on her shelf. Add that to the fact that this kit is super easy to use and practically guarantees growth, and you’ve got nothing to lose. The deal ends today.