The Aerogarden is a small growing system that works off the concept of hydroponics. Use the Aerogarden to produce an herb or small vegetable garden in the home, or to start plants for transplanting in outdoor containers or gardens in spring. While not required, choose to use the Aerogarden propagation tray if the purpose is to start plants indoors for an outdoor garden. For best results, transplant Aerogarden plants once there is no longer a risk of frost.
Fill planting containers two-thirds full with a well-draining potting soil mix. Potting soil with perlite or vermiculite added is a good choice. Choose a container that is 2 to 3 inches wider than the root ball of the plant and has bottom drainage holes.
Remove the growing basket from the Aerogarden carefully to limit root breakage. Snip tangled roots with a scissors if necessary to remove the plant. Do not remove the plastic and foam growing basket, as this may damage the root structure of the plant.
Set the plant into the soil-filled growing container and gently spread out the root system. Pack soil over the roots and around the plant stem. Moisten the soil by applying water until it drains out the bottom holes.
Repeat Steps 1 through 3 until all Aerogarden plants are transplants. Choose to transplant one plant at a time to lower the risk of damage to the plants.
Monitor the soil moisture of the transplants, since container-grown plants dry out quickly. Apply water until it runs through the drainage holes when the top layer of soil becomes dry to the touch. Do not allow the soil to completely dry out, as this will hinder growth and damage the plants.