This is the perfect gift for the gardening fan on your list — and it's 50 percent off at Amazon 'til midnight!

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Gardening has never been so easy. (Photo: Amazon)
Gardening has never been so easy. (Photo: Amazon)

Growing a garden just got high-tech. Say goodbye to that pathetic parsley and battered basil. With the hydroponic AeroGarden—on sale at Amazon for half off today only, you can grow your own produce without soil! Or mess! Or much effort at all! 

There are two types of AeroGardens on mega-sale right now: The AeroGarden Harvest, which grows salad greens, for $80 (was $150) and the AeroGarden Bounty Elite, which grows herbs, for $200 (was $430). These high-tech growers make perfect gifts for the garden-lover in your life — and they arrive by Christmas.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more).

Starting at $80 (was $150)

It’s so easy to garden with the AeroGarden, even black thumbs will reap the benefits. Simply drop in the all-natural, non-GMO, pre-seeded pods, add water, and you’ll see sprouts in days and a full-grown harvest in weeks. The AeroGarden Harvest includes pods for six different salad greens, while the AeroGarden Bounty Elite kit has pods for Genovese basil, Thai basil, curly parsley, Italian parsley, thyme, chives and mint, plus Miracle-Gro liquid plant food.

Bring on those greens! (Not seeing sprouts? There’s a 100 percent germination guarantee.)

Best part? You don’t have to remember to water! The machine will automatically turn the LED “grow lights” on and off and remind you when to add water and food.

Another cool feature: You can check on your green friends while you're away. Use the AeroGarden app to view status or turns the lights on and off. Sweet.

This would look so good on your countertop. (Photo: Amazon)
This would look so good on your countertop. (Photo: Amazon)

As you can imagine, reviewers are loving every minute of this machine. “We have really enjoyed growing our herbs with the AeroGarden,” says a happy customer. “Set up took “basil”-cally 5 minutes, and our herbs were sprouting in no “thyme.” We have never had a garden of our own, so it has been a big “dill” watching our herbs grow. The size is great for our medium-size kitchen. It fits like it was “mint” to be! In all seriousness the AeroGarden has been a treat to have. It’s amazing how easy it was to set up, maintain with the digital reminders, and watch the herbs grow quickly!”

Starting at $80 (was $150)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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