Q: Are seeds the only thing I need to purchase to start this herb garden?
A: Yes. The only thing missing are the seeds. The sponges baskets and nutrients are all included in the package.
Q: Can I plant small tomatoes in this?
A: Yes! You can grow dwarf varieties of tomatoes. I have 2 orange hat plants and 2 red riding hood tomato plants in my unit and they are growing great! Then in my second one of this brand, I have strawberries growing!!
Q: Can I plant any type of vegetable or flower seeds?
A: I would say you could start any type of seeds in here, but you would need to be prepared to transplant larger varieties of plants or flowers. The top light does lift - I can’t remember how high but it’s in the specifications. I say this but a friend of mine planted full-size cherry tomatoes and they reached up to her kitchen ceiling, so possibly if you have the space anything goes😂
Q: Can I take the plants out and replant them in my outside garden?
A: I do it all the time. If you soak the roots in a separate container when your transplanting…… I just let them rinse off in new clean water and keep sort of dunking and agitating the roots untangle in their own. Then I cut the plastic basket off at the top where it’s connected to the “ring” so I can slide the rest down and out of the roots and the plant lives ever time and the roots hold up! It’s CRAZY! I literally kill anything that doesn’t chew to eat! So if I can do it ….. and I’m about as city as you can get …… you stand a very good chance.
Q: My light does not go on and off automatically. Is there something I need to do?
A: Return it. I had the same problem with an "Aerogarden" unit that I bought and had to return it also. That was a software issue. This unit for the money, is the best one out there!