What are you all hoping to pick up this holiday season from Aerogarden?
Unfortunately, my annual bonus wasn't in this check, so I'm going to have to sit out Black Friday this year- at least for machines. With any luck, they'll run the sales long enough to get my bonus and snag another Farm or two.
Here's mine: 1) Seed starter for my remaining Sprout. I don't like starting up a Farm just for a seedling, but three spots aren't much space. 2) A couple packs of spacers, especially if I get more Farms. A large plant in a Farm uses a lot of them. 3) 1-2 Farm XLs. Alternatively, I wouldn't mind a regular Farm or two. The vertical space in the Plus is a waste for lettuce. I've got one stacking kit, but I get two Farms I'll need a second one of those as well.
I'd also like to see a good sale on the Park sponges. I believe several members have noted that the fact that they are less dense helps speed up the sprouting time on lettuce.
If I had to think about it, I would say I would like a New Bounty Elite in Platinum (non-wi-fi). Also, I would like is the Harvest Elite 360 in Platinum. No room for Farms and too much work for my back.
I'm thinking that a 360 would look nice on our nightstands, and would provide reading light? What do you think?
I've been back and forth on AGs in the bedroom- most of the standard cycles have the lights off for less than eight hours. With custom light settings it may not be bad.
Also, consider that some people believe that the frequencies used in hydroponics are damaging for your eyes. Personally, I'm not sure how much of that is true (and my eyes suck anyway so not much to lose), but you may wish to investigate that before you make your decision.
What am I going to get myself for Christmas in AG Land? Probably nothing, because right now, I have far more AGs than I know what to do with and if I start using them all again, I'm going to find myself moving to Cleveland sooner than expected.
But I'm thinking of getting an XL for the condo in Cleveland, hooking up about four aerovoirs to keep them watered, and maybe asking a friend to look in on them for refills if I can't check in often enough.
Kind of tight on funds because of maintaining two residences and the fact that my pay increase this year was only .44% (yes, you read that right). Also finding it difficult to spend money with the uncertainty at work (our company screwed something up big-time, and as usual, the ones who'll end up paying for it are the ones who weren't in the position of making those stupid decisions in the first place).
That and I have this maddening habit of running up a lot of debt over the holidays, and I'm trying not to do that.
I think I'll have a happy Christmas without the purchase of new AGs, though, and looking forward to a new XL eventually is probably more fun than getting one now.