Today I’m going to show you how I change the water in my AeroGarden Harvest. If you want to be successful you need to change the water in your AeroGarden Harvest at least once every 4 weeks.
Unplug the bowl from the power supply
It is important that you unplug the pump before changing the water. This will allow you to move the bowl to another location and avoid the risk of damage.
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Remove the grow deck along with the plants
Move the grow deck from the bowl to the large tray. Try to avoid damaging the roots of the plants. You do not want to pull the plants out of the holes to avoid damaging the plants.
Move the bowl to the sink and pour out the water
The best way to empty the AeroGarden Harvest is to first place the bowl in the sink. Then carefully turn the bowl over and pour the water out.
This will allow you to avoid spilling water on the ground. You will also be more comfortable working with the bowl later on.
Clean the bowl
Use a cleaning brush and other cleaning tools to clean the bowl of dirt. Also, clean the pump filter well. Remove any pieces of roots that are caught inside the bowl.
Avoid using any cleaning agents so as not to damage the unit. After cleaning, rinse the bowl with clean water.
Put the bowl back
Dry the bowl with a towel so no water gets into the area where the bowl sits. Next, place the bowl on the unit, but do not connect the cable to it.
Add fresh water
Next step, fill the bowl with water to the “Fill to Here” mark. The AeroGarden Harvest bowl holds 2.5 liters of water.
You can use tap water, but it will be better if you pour distilled water.
Add the plant food
Once the bowl is full of water add two capfuls of plant food. Shake the bottle of plant food well before adding it.
Put the grow deck back in place
Gently transfer the grow deck from the tray to the bowl. Try not to damage the plants.
However, if the roots are too big you can shorten them a little. Shorten no more than 10% of their length.
Connect the cable to the bowl
Check how the pump works and make sure that water is flowing to each plant.