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(based on 38 ratings)
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Bursting with the favorite basil of Italy, our Pesto Basil garden is rich with the fragrant herb that's perfect for pesto.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.8 stars
(based on 38 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Good variety(12), Limited maintenance(24), Long harvest period(21), No mess(24), Plants grow quickly(34)
Best Uses:
City living(19), Large kitchen(17), Small kitchens(22)
Describe Yourself:
Avid cook(20), Casual cook(7), Gourmet chef(8)
 
Excellent growth!
By arleneaVerified Purchaser from state college pa on 10/6/2010
Pros:
Good Variety, Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
Fresh basil in winter, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I start basil and parsley in my aerogardens each fall. All plants flourish and when basil is so expensive, I have fresh right in my own kitchen for cooking Italian food!

 
Great Fresh Basil Anytime
By ChrisVerified Purchaser from Lowellville, OH on 9/26/2010
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
Large Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

My wife likes to try a lot of different dishes with sauces and we love the taste of sweet basil. She is able to pick fresh basil anytime and since we live in the northeast, we are limited with our outdoor growing time. The Aero Garden enables us to continue to have sweet basil throughout the winter. It's so convenient and it so nice to have fresh herbs anytime! We love it!!!

 
Great Pesto Year Round
By KellyVerified Purchaser from Vinton, VA on 9/26/2010
Pros:
Good Variety, Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

The genovese basil in this kit makes the tastiest pesto of any varieties I have tried. The seeds germinate quickly and with regular "pinching" of the plants, I harvest leaves for weeks and weeks. As an aside, I've had my AeroGarden for almost 4 years now and it's still going strong. Love it!

 
Wonderful kit!
By Basil LoverVerified Purchaser from Cincinnati, OH on 9/19/2010
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
Large Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Gourmet Chef
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I love fresh basil, so being able to use the Aerogrow Garden to extend my basil growing season into the winter is great! We make Pesto and use the fresh basil sprinkled on top of marinara, and other dishes, and we often make a pesto dipping oil that is so delicious with fresh bread. Love it!

 
good product
By wonthisVerified Purchaser from Lakewood CO on 8/22/2010
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, Plants Grow Quickly
Cons:
Limited Variety
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Love Basil, so this is great for me. Lots of the stuff!

 
My Favorite!
By CarolineVerified Purchaser from Fort Collins, CO on 3/29/2010
Pros:
Plants Grow Quickly
Describe Yourself:
Casual Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

This is my favorite seed kit so far! I made pesto for the first time and it was good! I use it in all kinds of dishes - it also smells so good! It is so nice to have fresh basil!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Don't ever skip a year
By KarenVerified Purchaser from Peninsula, Ohio on 3/13/2010
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Last year I didn't plant herbs in my AeroGarden. You don't know what you have until it's gone. I bought fresh herbs all year and it cost me a fortune. I LOVE using herbs I've grown myself and they are always purely fresh.

 
Great Basil
By ReesieVerified Purchaser from Barstow, CA on 3/8/2010
Pros:
Good Variety, Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I use this product for Pesto, Basil, tomatoes and cheese and to season many things i cook. I grow this year round especially where I live since it get very hot and very cold.

 
Love it!!
By SissyVerified Purchaser from Custer, SD on 3/6/2010
Pros:
Good Variety, No Mess, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Great for all kitchens, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Love basil for cooking and for garnish and flavor in appetizers. Wish it grew even faster--I think I could have 20 plants and use it ALL!

 
Best groth ever!
By PbscookVerified Purchaser from Toledo, Oh on 3/2/2010
Pros:
Long Harvest Period, Plants Grow Quickly, Plants have large yields, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Gourmet Chef
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

One growth makes enough pesto to freeze up to 16 portions making this product very economical indeed. Better flavor then any grocery store variety of of fresh herbs available.

 
Basil Lover
By Water GardenerVerified Purchaser from San Antonio, TX on 3/1/2010
Pros:
Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Gourmet Chef
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I use this product in numerous ways, Salads,home made tomato gravy for spagetti, pizza,on chicken. WhereeverI need that wonderful fresh Basil flavor you cannot buy in your produce department. You can't beat it

 
Italian Basil Fresh and handy
By VicVerified Purchaser from Keene, NH on 2/19/2010
Pros:
Freshness and availablity
Best Uses:
All Italian dishes
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Why pay high prices in the grocery store for basil that does not last. With the Aero Garden I have fesh basil on hand 24/7 and at 1/3 of the price

 
I love Pesto
By CindyVerified Purchaser from Princeton, NJ on 1/11/2010
Pros:
Good Variety, Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
To Use in Any Kitchen
Describe Yourself:
Casual Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Very fast growing, and growing, and growing. I harvest about twice a week to use in pasta sauces, garnish for sandwiches, and main dishes. Family just loves it. I highly recommend.

 
Yummy
By smithsdawgVerified Purchaser from Jacksonville, FL on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Good Variety, Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Casual Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Started and grew beautifully. Transported to my garden beautifully. Seemed to have a really long growing season with expected maintenance. Flavor was wonderful.

 
Perfect cold weather gardening
By Pesto loverVerified Purchaser from Massachusetts on 1/5/2010
Pros:
Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Cons:
No cons
Best Uses:
Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I've grown a variety of plants in my aerogrow, this is the 1st time with all basil and it is growing fast. I hope to harvest a lot over the winter while my outdoor garden is under snow.

 
Wonderful Basil
By MikeVerified Purchaser from Jacksonville Fl on 12/12/2009
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

As a cook of mostly Italian food basil is one of my most used herbs I can keep it year round

 
Gotta have my basil!
By MaggieVerified Purchaser from Providence on 12/5/2009
Pros:
Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Casual Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

This is my second basil seed kit, and can't do without it. I started my previous one in late May and had more than enough basil until Thanksgiving, even though two of the pods never sprouted. After the first month or so, I had enough basil to made a batch of pesto at least every week. Anyone who uses basil year-round will love having this.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Delicious Basil
By So many recipes, not enough timeVerified Purchaser from Westlake Village, CA on 11/8/2009
Pros:
Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I love having fresh basil at my fingertips because I could never keep it alive outside. I keep finding new recipes to use it in and chop it up for sprinkling on many of my italian chicken dishes for some extra pizazz. It's also great with scrambled eggs and some parmesan cheese. I received one pod that didn't sprout at all, but there's still plenty for my small family of 3. I find that if I trim it earlier, more growth takes place, and the little leaves underneath the big ones get a chance to grow. Otherwise they turn brown around the edges.
The thing about my Aerogarden is that I must not have cleaned out the motor area properly because it makes a loud grinding/humming noise the entire time the light is on. I noticed a little blurb in one of my other planting booklets, AFTER I had already planted the basil. I think there should be prevalent information about how to clean the motor area in every planting booklet that goes out.

 
Finally!!!!
By Overworked MomVerified Purchaser from Kalamazoo, MI on 11/5/2009
Pros:
Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

So thrilled with the all-basil kit! So much more flavor than store bought. Only about 5 weeks in with multiple shoots from each pod and already harvesting. Can't wait to keep this one going for months to come!

 
I would buy this product again
By KayVerified Purchaser from Hayden Idaho on 10/20/2009
Pros:
Good Variety, Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Gourmet Chef
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

The entire office is enjoying this product

 
Favorite seed kit so far
By Amy from San Francisco, CA on 6/26/2009
Pros:
Plants Grow Quickly
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I've tried other seed kits, and sometimes one type of herb will overwhelm the others...or you just can't find enough uses for dill...that kind of thing. Having all one kind of herb means they're all the same height, and I can ALWAYS use basil.

 
Must-have for pesto lovers
By PoppinsVerified Reviewer from Providence, RI on 6/26/2009
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Casual Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I love to add basil to just about everything, so this kit has been a godsend. I had sprouts within three days, and enough to make pesto in just about three weeks. Two of the pods didn't sprout at all--don't know why--but the others are growing like crazy. I definitely recommend this kit.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
So Much Basil!
By vhfvhfVerified Reviewer from Hixson, TN on 4/26/2009

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Very prolific, this kit provides enough basil for fresh dressings, mozzarella & basil & olive oil salads with plenty to make pesto. Pesto stores well in the freezer. This is an Italian food lovers dream.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
6 Out of 7 Grew Nicely
By Toni the ChefVerified Purchaser from Chicago on 1/13/2009
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Cons:
A little pricey
Best Uses:
Cold climates
Describe Yourself:
Gourmet Chef
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

We've grown other herbs and lettuce successfully.This is the first time we didn't have a pod sprout.[...] Basil is great, but the price is high for one not to sprout. [...]

AeroGrow Response: We guarantee germination on all of our seed kits. Please contact us at customerservice@aerogrow.com and we’ll be glad to send you a new seed pod(s).

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
basil heaven
By Greenhorn gardenerVerified Purchaser from Fairbanks, Alaska on 1/11/2009
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly
Best Uses:
City Living, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I have never before been able to keep basil going all winter in Fairbanks, Alaska---until now, that is. This product has supplied us with excellent basil over a long period of time, with little care required. Compared to the amount I used to spend all winter on basil from the grocery store, much of it substandard, this is well worth the price. It also provides a bit of extra light during our dark winter months.

 
Terrific Basil
By ChrisVerified Purchaser from Farmington, CT on 1/9/2009
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
Large Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Gourmet Chef
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I really enjoy the Aerogarden and the pesto garden is awesome

 
Basil Galore!
By DDVerified Purchaser from Spokane, WA on 1/2/2009
Pros:
Good Variety, Just what I wanted, Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Casual Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I wanted Basil and I got it! This is perfect, just what I expected.

 
Packing problems
By Susan RVerified Purchaser from Arizona on 12/28/2008
Pros:
Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

When the seed pack arrived, all of the pods were laying on their sides and some of the growing medium had spilled into the tray they were shipped in. These fiber crumbs must have included some of the seeds since three pods failed to germinate. I prefer the old growing medium that is like a foam anchor for the seeds. Customer Service sent three replacement pods when called, so I am waiting for these to catch up with the established basil plants. This is my first even mild disappointment with any of the Aerogrow products I have used, and would still recommend the company and its products to friends.

 
Finally!
By rachVerified Purchaser from IL on 12/26/2008
Pros:
Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I waited forever for this product! I wanted a basil only kit. Other herbs are pretty reasonably priced, and I never use that much, but if you're making pesto or sauce, you might need 1 c of packed leaves, which is like 3 packages at [$] each! So far, I love it!

 
Organic, tasty and fragrant.
By Just meVerified Purchaser from Miami, FL on 12/1/2008
Pros:
Good Variety, Limited Maintenance, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I live in a very warm and humit climate and sometimes it's not easy to grow herbs. Now I can enjoy healthy and very flavorful basil anytime regardless of weather conditions. I am glad I bought this kit.

 
Love It!
By PestoVerified Purchaser from Northern, VA on 11/29/2008
Pros:
No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Tastes great in my Panini's

 
review pesto seed kit
By busy personVerified Purchaser from Cinnaminson, NJ on 11/13/2008
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Cons:
1 seed pod did not sprout
Best Uses:
In home over the winter
Describe Yourself:
Casual Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I love the leaves fresh in a salad

 
I love basil and only fresh will do.
By So SilverVerified Purchaser from Somerset County, Pennsylvania on 11/10/2008
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living, Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens
Describe Yourself:
Gourmet Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

When frost hits the basil in my herb garden, I have my aerogarden producing all the basil I need for winter cooking. I purchased one the first time I saw it advertised and have used it since.

 
A MUST HAVE FOR PESTO AFFICIONADOS
By Le cuisinier suisseVerified Purchaser from Salt Lake on 11/8/2008
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
City Living
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Your own pesto makes a great Christmas gift for your closest friends and family. The long and predictable growth of the plants allows multiple harvests and guarantees a fresh pesto whenever you need it

 
Getting better all the time!
By Nancy from Tucson, Arizona on 9/28/2008
Pros:
Good Variety, Limited Maintenance, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Best Uses:
Small Kitchens
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Fresh organic herbs? It doesn't get any better than this. All in my kitchen and right at my fingertips. I'm nearing the end of my second Gourmet Herb Kit and asking for another AeroGarden for Christmas. I want salad greens and tomatoes and flowers. Too bad Christmas only comes once a year!

 
EAT YOUR HEART OUT ITALY!
By LINDAVerified Purchaser from PENNSYLVANIA on 9/16/2008
Pros:
Good Variety, Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

I RECENTLY WROTE A REVIEW ON SALAD GREENS AND AGAIN, THIS IS LIKE HAVING MY DAD IN THE GARDEN. THE BASIL IS PERFECT. THE TASTE IS WONDERFUL!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
So far so good
By davisarkVerified Purchaser from Fayetteville, AR on 9/6/2008
Pros:
Limited Maintenance, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly
Best Uses:
City Living
Describe Yourself:
Gourmet Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

It's early. Six out of seven basil plants germinated and look healthy--too soon to harvest.

AeroGrow Response: we guarantedd germination on all of our seed kits and pods. Please contact us and we will be glad to send you another pod immediately.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
FRESH PESTO
By Connie the frog loverVerified Purchaser from Sunny Cali on 8/17/2008
Pros:
Good Variety, Limited Maintenance, Long Harvest Period, No Mess, Plants Grow Quickly, Tastes Great
Cons:
Don't last long enough
Best Uses:
Fresh Pesto
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about AeroGrow Pesto Basil Seed Kit (7-Pod):

Nothing is better than FRESH & HOMEMADE Pesto!!!!!!

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