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AeroGarden Giveaway! (CLOSED)

I got an AeroGarden last year from the lovely folks at MiracleGro and I’ve loved having it, especially during the bleak winter months. I’ve grown tons of herbs and tons of lettuce in the past year, and it makes me feel like I have quite the green thumb, when I, in fact, do NOT have a green thumb. So, it’s good for my kitchen and it’s good for my ego. 🙂

I just replanted a new set of herbs after being on a lettuce kick. SAM_1317

Aren’t these little pod/mini greenhouse things the cutest? You leave the tops on until the herbs grow up and hit them.SAM_1305

And I’m always amazed at how quickly they grow. I planted these pods on Saturday and three days later, I can see a little Genovese basil sprout popping up! See it?? SAM_1322

I’m especially excited about the cilantro because good cilantro is so hard to find in the cooler months and I LOVE cilantro – I use it in everything, including my Paleo Beef & Cilantro Lime Chili, 5 Greens Super Smoothie, Black Bean & Veggie Quesadillas, and All the Best Things Bowl (and while the All the Best Things is generally a cure for skipping takeout, I still got Thai food takeout tonight).And then I ate all the noodles and left behind the veggies – it was that kind of day. IMG_9938

Anyway, I digress…

I’m also excited to try some cocktails with mint, which is growing on the back row. I’m not winter’s biggest fan and something about mint makes me feel like it’s summer. And I happen to have three bottles of flavored vodka that were sent to me and have been sitting unopened for months…because I don’t drink vodka. I’ll take your wine and bourbon but you can keep your vodka.

I mentioned this abundance of vodka to my friend, Meg, who is 37 weeks pregnant (or one zillion weeks, if you ask her) and she promised me that once her sweet baby girl is here, she’ll help me whip up some delicious cocktails using the vodka. And now I need to let her know that the cocktails needs to involve mint. And it should probably involve lots of friends because no one drinks vodka alone, right? Right.

Anyway, I digress again…

I think the AeroGarden would be an awesome holiday gift for the person who has everything, for a foodie who loves having fresh ingredients on hand, for those who love experimenting in the kitchen, for a loved one trying to eat healthier, and/or a someone who has young kids at home. I can totally see little kids having so much fun watching the plants grow.

Alright, let’s get to the good part:

I’m giving away an AeroGarden to one of my readers! To enter, just leave a comment telling me what you would be most excited to grow. A specific herb, lettuce, tomatoes, whatever!

If you want extra entries, here’s how to get them:

Tweet: You you can tweet whatever you want, or you can just use this: “I want to win an AeroGarden from @afoodiestaysfit [link to this post!]” ! Be sure to include my handle and include the URL. And then, be sure to leave a separate comment letting me know you tweeted just in case I miss your tweet for some reason.

Instagram: post a pic on instagram (feel free to screenshot one of the pics in this post) sharing the giveaway, and be sure to include my handle @afoodiestaysfit. Bonus points (but not bonus entries 😉 ) for creative filter use. Please leave a separate comment on this post letting me know you posted on Instagram.

I’ll announce the winner on December 19th! And I’ll be posting regular updates of my little plants’ growth on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 🙂

This post was sponsored by Miracle-Gro AeroGarden.  All opinions are my own.

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134 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura
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    im most excited to grow mint for my lemon water!!

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    Megan
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    It would be awesome to use this to grow herbs with my first grade class! We have gardens outside, but there isn’t much growing in them now.

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    Jennifer
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    Basil, basil, and more basil! Such an awesome concept!

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    Jenna
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    How have I not heard of these before?!?! So cool! I would love to grow my own lettuce and herbs. I use a lot of basil and cilantro, too!

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    Jennifer
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    Tweeted with love! 🙂

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    Michelle
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    I would grow cilantro, basil, & mint!

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    Mary
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    I would grow basil and cilantro!

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    Courtney
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    Mint – for mojitos 🙂

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    Sam @ PancakeWarriors
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    I would love to grow my own basil and cilantro because like you it’s hard to find great herbs in the winter!

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    Annette
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    I’d love to grow fresh herbs like basil and rosemary.

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    Erin
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    I’d love to use it to grow basil!! YUM!

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    Caitlin d.
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    Tomatoes hands down!

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    Danielle
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    What an awesome idea! I would love to grow mint!

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    Chace Bickmore
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    You know how cold it is here… So I can’t wait to grow basil and cilantro!! Pork tacos!!

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    Elizabeth
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    I would love to grow tomatoes! My mom has one of these and it grows the most awesome tomatoes! 🙂

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    Anne
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    oh my goodness! Okay, so I adore having fresh herbs on hand. That being said… I may or may not be on my six basil plant. I would love to grow a proper basil plant with it

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    Megan
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    Basil! These are so cool!!

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    Caroline
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    I would love to grow basil and a few other herbs!

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    kersten
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    I would love to grow basil…pesto in/on anything /everything 🙂

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    Mary
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    Cilantro for sure! I swear we use cilantro for every meal–even my 10 month old loves it! 🙂

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    Wendy Gallant
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    I would love to grow some baby tomato’s. They are my 4 year old daughters favorite! Maybe some grass too, seeing how my boxers love to eat that too!

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    Stephanie B.
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    I tried growing herbs last summer and failed pretty miserably. I love having fresh herbs on hand, though, and hate having to buy them at the grocery store – I can never use up a package before they go bad. Growing lettuce sounds really awesome, too!

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    christy
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    I would grow lettuce and tomatoes for salads and all sorts of herbs . This would be awesome for fresh food/herbs during winter!

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    Trisha
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    I would love basil and cilantro for sure! Two herbs I use regularly. Such a fun idea!

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    Audrey
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    Basil is my favorite… but lately i’ve been using a lot of oregano and thyme so i may try that too! And mint is always a good thing to have on hand… this looks like such a convenient and neat little way to grow fresh herbs… I would love to try it out!

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    Stephanie
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    I miss my garden in the winter! Would love to grow lettuce & herbs inside. My kids would love it : )

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    Marla
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    there is no doubt that Spinach would be the first thing I plant. A noodle only day is a tough day- hang in there!

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    Erin Hack
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    I would love to grow anything green (lettuce, basil, mint) to get me through the bleak winter months!

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    Helen
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    I love having fresh basil on hand!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
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    Fresh dill and parsley!

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    Lucy
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    so cool! our yard is so shady we cant grow anything so i’d be excited to keep anything alive!

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    Stephanie
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    I would love to grow some herbs inside!

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    Kim M
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    ooh… would love to grow some fresh herbs!

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    liz
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    i would love to have fresh mint in my kitchen during the winter!

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    Lindsay
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    Herbs. One of my favorite things about summer is fresh herbs I grew myself.

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    Sarah
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    I would be most excited to grow cilantro and basil. It looks awesome!

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    Tan
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    ALL of the lettuce 🙂 so hard to get good organic lettuce in the winter months!

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    Sassypants
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    Fresh herbs! They tend to be expensive, so I usually end up using dried in my recipes. I’d definitely have some dill, basil, and mint!

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    Emily
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    I have never heard of this, what a great product. I would love to have it for herbs in the winter, but more I cant wait to give this to my parents for Christmas. Fresh herbs and vegetables will hopefully brighten up the grey, snowy winters in Syracuse NY.

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    Tracey
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    Wow, this is so cool! I would love to grow fresh lettuce for the winter months and would also grow herbs, probably thyme and basil. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    Jill
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    Tomatoes and basil! I love caprese salad, and really miss having good, fresh tomatoes and basil during the winter. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!!

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    Andrea B
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    I love having fresh basil available – it puts so many recipes over the top!!! And mint for a mojito is always nice to have on hand 🙂

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    Jen
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    Cilantro and basil!

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    Lindsay
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    I was so excited to start a garden when I bought my first house in April, but I shortly realized that my yard is almost all shade all the time and not great for growing herbs. I would get a ton of use out of this product, especially growing basil and cilantro (I love my guacamole!!) 🙂

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    Jessica
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    This sounds fantastic! I have a “black” thumb instead of a green thumb! I would love to grow mint and cilantro and lettuce greens. Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

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    Dana Hauck
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    Basil and mint seem to be the theme! for the drinks of course 🙂 haha

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    Karina L
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    I would grow ALL THE SPINACH for my green smoothies. This is so cool!

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    Bridget S
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    i would love to try my hand at growing Rosemary. It us perfect for a roasted chicken in the oven. This would be perfect for my small apartment too!

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    Bridget S
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    i would love to try my hand at growing Rosemary. It is perfect for a roasted chicken in the oven. This would be perfect for my small apartment too!

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    RLR
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    I would love to have cilantro year-round!

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    Amy
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    I would love to win the Aero Garden so that I could have my own basil pipeline 🙂

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    Suzanne
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    I would like to grow different kinds of lettuce in the winter.

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    Maria
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    I am addicted to Mexican food and would love to have cilantro to pick during the winter!

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    Anie U
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    Have fresh basil would be great!!

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    Beth
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    I would love to grow cilantro and basil. I grow both in the summer and miss the fresh herbs so much during the winter!!

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    Tina
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    basil would be amazing to have on hand

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    Jess
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    I would definitely grow parsley. It tastes great in my green juices.

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    Joy
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    Oooh tomatoes! That’d be awesome

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    MJSANTOS
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    What wouldn’t I grow?!!! I’d try to grow everything!

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    Nicole
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    i love love love basil and my outdoor plant just bit the dust a few weeks ago.

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    robin mcdowell
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    I would grow salad greens

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    robin mcdowell
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    I tweeted 🙂

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    Sarah Louise
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    Wow! What a fun idea 🙂
    I would be so excited to grow cilantro and lettuce mixes!

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    Carla S
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    I would be most excited about growing chives and basil. I would want to grow green onions,too.

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    Christina
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    Growing herbs for my infused water creations 🙂 would be amazeeee during the Winter months. Pick me pick me!

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    Jenn
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    I would LOVE to win this!! I would grow some butter lettuce and arugula which goes PERFECT with a homemade pizza (and wine!)

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    Miss Kitty C
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    I have been wanting one of these for a LONG time… I would def be planting thyme, basil and fresh parsley yummmm

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    Miss Kitty C
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    I tweeted @oHIoKit

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    RLR
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    posted on IG – @momsmagic

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    Jeana H
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    Cilantro!! I buy a ton of cilantro all year long. Basil and tomatoes would be great too.

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    Haley
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    Oh man! Fresh herbs and tomatoes? Count me in 🙂

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    Lauren
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    I would love to always have basil on hand for pesto!

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    LaTanya
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    I want to grow tomatoes

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    Megan
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    My husband and I were just talking about doing this! We want to have fresh lettuce and spinach all year round.

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    Julie
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    I would love to plant sage!!

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    Holly
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    Basil! Love it in everything.

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    Elizabeth
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    I would love to grow Basil and Rosemary! I have killed both every time I have tried.

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    Erica
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    cilantro or basil!

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    Big Thyme
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    IG: ultrastar175

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    Amanda
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    Thank you for the fabulous giveaway! I would love to have fresh herbs on hand for cooking!!

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    Jess P
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    I’d try growing cilantro!! I use it all the time in Mexican and Thai dishes!

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    Joan Kubes
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    I would love to grow my spring salad mix. I grow that now in the window but I’d like to see how much better it would grow with the AeroGarden.

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    Rachel D
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    I would love to plant golden harvest cherry tomatoes! Lately i am on a yellow tomato kick! Thanks Rachel

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    Neha
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    Lettuce!! I would grow all kinds of lettuce for my salads.

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    Megan
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    cilantro!

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    Jeanna
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    I would have to have basil so I can make bruschetta as much as possible 🙂

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    Mina
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    Different kinds of lettuces!

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    Angelica
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    I would love to grow cilantro! My boyfriend LOVES guacamole so having cilantro on hand (especially during the winter months) would be great

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    Yvonne Appleton
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    I would love to win an aerogarden!
    I would grow basil and dill.
    maybe even some cherry tomatoes!

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    Katherine
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    I would LOVE to grow fresh basil! I always find myself buying a package of it at the grocery store and it seems like having a plant around would be so much easier 🙂

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    Tonya Tipton
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    I would love to grow basil in the Aerogarden.

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    melissa
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    Basil! so much basil.

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    Eva
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    i want to grow herbs!!

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    Faith
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    I would definitely love to have tomatoes year round. Winter store bought tomatoes are sad.:-(

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    Vicki Howes
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    I have admired my friends’ aerogarden last winter, I bought one for my sister this year – I would love this one to grow basil (yes another obsessed reader) at first and lots of flowers in the Spring.

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    Emily Z
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    I would grow cilantro and Thai basil!

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    Chelsie
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    What a great idea! It would be nice to grow fresh tomatoes, peppers and lettuce indoors during the winter 🙂

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    Becca
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    basil for year round pesto

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    Marcia Goss
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    I would love to grow parsley and basil.

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    Marissa
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    omg! I would love to grow the basil or the cilantro.. yum!!!

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    Stephanie H
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    I would love to try anything…I have the blackest thumb ever…I’ve never been able to keep anything alive. My husband doesn’t even like me to pick out flowers or plants because he’s afraid I will kill it by looking at it…fresh herbs and lettuce would be awesome too!

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    Ana Martins
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    I would love to win this because my house doesn´t have much light which doesn’t allow me to grow my own vegetables or herbs. I would love to be able to use fresh basil and coriander in my cooking.

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    Renee B.
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    I would love to grow cilantro and basil.

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    Rachel
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    I hate winter, so I would be excited to grow any herbs, veggies, etc.! Thanks for the giveaway!:)

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    Chatelaine
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    i go through so much romaine that it would be amazing to have the ability to grow my own!

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    Amanda B.
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    I agree with you on the cilantro but dill is right up there!

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    Cassi
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    I would love to have fresh basil & tomatoes for salads

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    Marilyn
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    Cilantro and basil!

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    Missy
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    Tomatos! Store bought ones are so bland.

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    Jodie Wong
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    This looks so cool! I would love to have fresh basil, mint and dill on hand!

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    Emily
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    All of the cilantro! All of the basil!

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    Maggie
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    I’d love to grow basil inside in the winter! Yum!

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    Annette
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    I’m most excited to grow sage. It’s so hard to find it fresh in this small town where I live and I love using it during colder months.

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    Amber s
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    I would love to grow tomatoes

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    Stephanie Reed
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    I’d love to grow rosemary or lettuce. But I’m awfully tempted to grow flowers like nasturtiums, which are also edible.

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    Silvia
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    TOMATOES! No doubt.

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    Neal Barnett
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    Yeah.. You are right. The amazing thing is it grow so quickly. I think everyone like to take some fresh food for his/her dining table. I am so happy when I see the basil to grow up. I always wanted to do gardening. But I have no space and time for it. When I saw aerogarden, I feel up. Now I can grow tomato, cilantro, mint.

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