Review: Miracle-Gro Twelve Indoor Growing System

Miracle Gro Twelve Review

40yearflip’s Review of The Miracle-Gro Twelve Indoor Growing System

I came home the other day to a huge package from Influenster and inside was this super cool MiracleGro Twelve from MiracleGro. They sent me this amazing indoor growing system for free, so I could test it out and let you all know exactly what I think of it.

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Size: First off, as I mentioned it comes in a huge box. This isn’t your little counter-top herb garden, this is a side table morphed with a water-based growing system, so you can actually grow a mini garden, right in your kitchen! It’s compact though, so it doesn’t take up too much space. I have a medium-sized kitchen and I was able to comfortable find a spot for my new indoor growing system.

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Set up: It claimed that I would be able to set the system up in 20 min. I was skeptical, but I timed it, and it really did take 20 minutes (23, but who’s counting! lol) If I can set it up, anyone can. It was really a matter of 8 screws, and the rest just popped together. Some of the screws were difficult to access, so I had to flip the system upside down, however, it’s neither too heavy nor too large, so I was able to put it together without much trouble on my own.

App: The app helps you set it up, giving detailed, step-by-step instructions that are super easy to follow. And, then it syncs to your phone, so you can control the system from your smart phone. It will tell you when your plants need to be watered, it automatically schedules the growing light, and it tells you when to add nutrients. It also will tell you when your plants are mature and ready to harvest. 

The light is quite bright, so if you need to, you can override the automatic light cycle or change the light schedule to fit your schedule.

The app has you input which exact plants or seeds you’ve planted so that it can send your automatic updates on how your plants should be progressing, when each individual plant should be harvested or pruned, and when you should add in nutrients or water. So cool!

My Garden: I decided to start with small plants from my local garden shop. I got basil, rosemary, yellow cherry tomatoes, and mustard greens. Planting them in the system took like 5 minutes. I can’t wait to have a continuing supply of fresh herbs, tomatoes, and salad greens, growing right in my kitchen. This is a food lover’s dream, right? 

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I’ll be updating the progress in my stories on Instagram, so keep an eye out! Fingers crossed that I suddenly grow green thumbs, or this this is foolproof. Because I really want to be an indoor growing system to table kind of girl! lol

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Michelle Jolene

eI am a certified Health and Wellness Coach and Life Coach. I am the founder of, 40yearflip--a self help blog that focuses on empowering woman over 40 to flip their habits, flip their health, flip their happiness, flip their confidence, and flip their lives to reach their full potential. Don't flip out. Flip your life.