How to Plant Your "Grow Anything" Kit

An easy walkthrough to get your own plants rooted with AeroGarden and ready to flourish!

Setup Instructions:

Step 1: Labeling

  • Write the names of your selected plants on the Seed Pod Label(s) with permanent marker
  • Peel off the label stickers and place on top of each grow basket
AeroGarden Grow Anything kit

Step 2: Sow Seeds

  • Insert your seeds into the Grow Sponge opening using fingertips or tweezers.
  • Plant several seeds per Grow Sponge. For large seeds (e.g., pea, squash), cut opening ½" deep with scissors and insert 1–2 seeds.
  • Insert Grow Sponge into Grow Basket. Use care not to dislodge seeds.
Two AeroGarden seed pods on a table

Step 3: Planting

  • Insert Grow Pods into Grow Surface openings
  • Set Grow Domes on top of your seed pods for the initial growth and remove when the sprouts almost touch the top. Do not remove the pod labels which help inhibit algae growth.
  • Add cool tap water or distilled water to the Bowl to the "Fill to Here" indicator. Do not use well water or softened water.
A person inserting their AeroGarden seed pods

Things to consider for the "Grow Anything" Kit

  • Try plants that will not grow taller than the space allowed by your specific AeroGarden, or choose plants that can be easily pruned to stay within this height restriction.
  • Tuberous plants, or root crops such as carrots, beets, potatoes or peanuts should not be planted in an AeroGarden unless you plan to transplant them soon after germination.
  • Dwarf or miniature varieties often work very well in the AeroGarden
  • If you have a "Plant Select" feature, choose the option that most closely matches the varieties you're growing.
cherry tomatoes up close