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Firstly, the Airgarden is proudly Aussie designed, made and owned. We use materials made at Food Grade Standard that are UV stabilised and suitable for the harsh Australian climate (unlike cheaper imported products). You won’t find a high quality or more durable product on the market.
With the Airgarden, you also no longer need to buy soil, fertiliser, mulch and gardening accoutrement, the cost of which adds up quickly. Everything you need to start growing comes with your first Airgarden order. More dollars saved, with more successful harvests.
And last but not least, the facts is that the Airgarden saves you money. Based on the retail value of customers' average weekly yield - if you spend $30 a week on herbs, leafy greens, and veggies, your Airgarden will pay for itself in less than 6 months.
We deliver Australia wide. Depending on your location, delivery takes 2 to 5 business days. Read more about it in our Shipping Policy.
We do not have a retail store, however you can collect the Airgarden free if you live in Brisbane. Just select the ‘pick up’ option at checkout to collect your Airgarden from our warehouse in Berrinba.
The Airgarden unit (which includes all plastic components) is covered by a 5 year warranty. The pump is covered by a 2 year warranty.
The Airgarden uses approximately 11 cents / 480W / 0.48KW worth of electricity per day, or $45 per year. This is extremely low when compared to an average fridge, which uses 45 cents of electricity per day, or $164 per year.
The Airgarden is far less susceptible to bugs, birds and pests as there is no soil involved. However, they can occasionally cause a few issues if left untreated. Check out this post for info on prevention and treatment solutions.
You can also purchase a custom-designed Airgarden pest net to keep the nasties away.
Developed by NASA as a means to grow food in space, Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in air or mist, without the use of soil.
This creates the ideal growing environment for plants – as aeroponics is conducted in air combined with micro-droplets of water, almost any plant can thrive. The materials which hold and support the aeroponic grown plants are also devoid of disease or pathogens (unlike with soil growing).
At Airgarden, we’ve adopted this innovative technology that results in faster growth, healthier plants, and bigger yields — all while using fewer resources.
Aeroponics differs from conventional hydroponics and aquaponics, as unlike these growing processes where plants are constantly submerged in a liquid nutrient solution as the growing medium, aeroponics is conducted without any growing medium at all.
In aeroponic systems like an Airgarden, roots are suspended in the air, exposed, and sprayed with a mist containing water and nutrients. The plants therefore access significantly higher levels of oxygenation allowing them to thrive with much less human intervention.
Aeroponics is the easiest way for people to grow plants.
Currently, the Airgarden can only be grown outdoors and requires a minimum of 4 hours of direct sunlight each day.
However, we're always innovating and making improvements to our product, so make sure you subscribe to our e-newsletter, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the loop.
One of the best things about the Airgarden is that it's easily transportable, at any stage of growth. To transport the Airgarden, you can easily unpack and box up the unit (it is made of plastic so not heavy especially when disassembled), and then place plants in tupperware to transport them - they will last up to 12 hours outside the unit.
Nope! The Airgarden is totally fine in the rain. The system is largely closed. Some rain water does get in but it's not a problem. You just check your PH levels each week with the PH testing kit required and adjust as needed, which keeps all water in the system regulated to ideal conditions for plants.
No, it can't be turned off. The pump system needs to be on at all times to ensure the plants receive the perfect levels of water and nutrients. However it's very quiet (you can't hear it when inside), so won't disturb neighbours or you when you're asleep!
With vining plants (e.g. tomatoes, beans, pumpkins) we recommend that you grow them on the bottom level of the Airgarden so they can grow out over the base reservoir and onto the ground.
If you want to avoid the plants touching the ground, what a lot of customers do is then put pots around / below the Airgarden to catch the vining fruits - here's a photo example.
Or check out this article for an infographic showing where to plant what.
The Airgarden is 100% herbicide and pesticide free. All you need to grow happy, healthy produce is our 2 Part Nutrient Solution.
Our nutrients are a 100% natural, mineral blend solution. They are certified Food and Medicinal Grade quality and are specifically designed for Airgarden's soilless, aeroponic system.
Part 1: N-P-K: 5-0-1.5 Nitrogen (N)
5.8% w/v nitrate
5.65% w/v ammoniacal
0.15% w/v Potassium (K)
1.75% w/v Calcium (Ca)
6.8% w/v Iron (Fe), chelated
0.15% w/v Manganese (Mn), chelated
0.08% w/v Zinc (Zn), chelated
0.03% w/v Copper (Cu), chelated
0.009% w/v Cobalt (Co)
0.001% w/v Boron (B)
0.011% w/v Molybdenum (Mo)
0.001% w/v Derived from: Calcium Nitrate, Potassium Nitrate, Iron EDTA, Manganese EDTA, Boric Acid, Zinc EDTA, Copper EDTA, Cobalt Nitrate, Ammonium Molybdate
Part 2: N-P-K: 1-2-6 Nitrogen (N)
1.0% w/v nitrate
1.0% w/v Potassium (K)
6.8% w/v Phosphorus (P)
1.7% w/v Magnesium (Mg)
1.95% w/v Sulphur (S)
3.3% w/v Derived from: Potassium Sulfate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulfate
Plants grow without the use of any pesticides or herbicides and are not at risk of contaminated soils, making it even cleaner than organic produce.
To be considered ‘organic’, vegetables, herbs and fruits must be grown in a soil-based environment using a plant or an animal based fertiliser. As the Airgarden is soilless, it doesn’t have the label, but it has all the same good-ness.
We recommend a minimum of 4 hours of direct sunlight per day in order to get the maximum yield from an Airgarden - the more sun, the faster your plants will grow.
If you want to grow fruiting plants like tomatoes or cucumbers, 6 hours of direct sunlight is ideal.
If you are only growing herbs and leafy greens, you only need a minimum of 2 hours of direct sunlight to successfully grow.
There are 150 different herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers that you can grow in the Airgarden. With 30 grow holes, you can grow 30 at once. The rule of thumb is if it doesn’t grow in the ground (e.g. a potato or a pumpkin) and it doesn’t grow on a tree (e.g. an apple or a banana), IT’S FAIR GAME! View the full list of what you can grow here.
Check out our Grower’s Guide for a comprehensive list of what to grow, based on your location and climate.
The Airgarden unit is made from all Australian UV stabilised, food-grade plastic.
Everything you need to grow, including:
- Airgarden growing system
- Pump + connector pipes & fittings (10m cord length)
- 30 grow cups
- Automated timer
- 45 x growing seed starter plugs
- 5 x assorted starter seed packets
- Seedling tray and lid
- PH testing kit
You can buy seedlings separately via our website or buy seeds from your local nursery or Bunnings.
The Airgarden is 1.6 meters tall & 60cm wide at the base
You have for options for growing seedlings.
Option 1) Grow your own. Everything you need to do this (grow plugs, propagation kit, nutrients) is included with an Airgarden purchase, except seeds. You just need to buy Airgarden-compatible seeds from your local Bunnings / nursery. This is relatively easy, however does require daily monitoring. Growing healthy seedlings with strong root systems is crucial to successfully growing in the Airgarden.
Option 2) Purchase ready-to-plant seedlings via our website here. After you purchase we'll send you an order form and you can select which plants you'd like to grow. We then grow and deliver your seedlings to your door in 2-3 weeks, ready for immediate transfer into your Airgarden.
You have 2 options when it comes to planting - you can either grow your own seedlings or purchase ready-to-plant seedlings from us.
Everything you need to grow your own seedlings is included in your Airgarden purchase plus 5 seed packets. However to make up the full 30 grow spots you need to buy additional seeds from your local nursery or Bunnings.
If you purchase ready-to-plant seedlings via our website, after purchasing we send you an order form where you can select your plants. They're then delivered to your door in 14-21 days once they're germinated and ready to plant.
The Airgarden doesn't create much noise at all. If you're sitting inside you can't hear it at all. You can hear it when outside near it and it's pumping water, however the best way to describe the sound would be like a water feature - you can hear the dripping of the water, not the pump.