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    Grow Herbs In Your Apartment With Zero Effort Using This Smart Countertop Garden

    Basil and rosemary and mint, oh my!

    I love plants but am terrible at taking care of them. After unsuccessfully trying to raise a basil plant and a cactus (RIP), I was beginning to think that gardening wasn't for me.

    A month ago, I decided to try the Aerogarden by BuzzFeed's Goodful line exclusively for Macy's. It's supposed to make gardening as simple as possible — you don't even need sunlight! (Hooray for those of us who live in tiny, dark apartments!)

    Setup was very easy — the instruction pamphlet walks you through everything step by step — and all I had to do was plug in a couple of wires, fill up the tank with water, add a capful of the included Miracle-Gro plant food, and insert the seed pods. Done!

    The pods are little cones of soil that contain the seeds, so I didn't actually have to do any ~planting~ — I just popped them right into the holes.

    Once everything was loaded up, I just turned the LED grow lights on and voila! My plant babies were ready to go.

    From there, it was just a waiting game. I've never had a countertop garden before so I wasn't sure what to expect. But I am happy to report that after two weeks, ALL of the herbs have sprouted and the seedlings are in excellent shape — with basically zero effort on my part!

    I never thought I'd be successful at growing *anything* and now it's a joy for me watch the seedlings' progress every day. It's amazing how big of a difference some greenery can make in an apartment — it just feels so much more ~lively~.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $189.99.

    Watch this Tasty video to see the Goodful Aerogarden in action and get some amazing recipes that'll put your homegrown herbs and veggies to good use!

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    You'll also see what the herbs look like when they're fully grown!

    Woohoo for plants!

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