How to Reset an AeroGarden (Light and Plant Food Timers)


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Aerogardens are a great way to start growing plants indoors. They are also a great way to get kids interested in gardening. 

Sometimes you’ll need to reset the AeroGarden though, like when you’re planting new seed pods. Maybe the AeroGarden lights are too bright and annoy you at certain times of the day, so you want to change the light timers. 

Below are step-by-step guides for all the different AeroGarden models out there. Check out the Table of Contents to go directly to your model.

Table of Contents

AeroGarden Bounty Wi-Fi and Bounty Elite Wi-Fi Models

These are the latest AeroGarden Bounty and Bounty Elite models that are being sold online. With the touch screen control panel on these Bounty gardens, it makes it really easy to start new gardens and perform resets. 

These are instructions for these specific Bounty models.

  • AeroGarden Bounty Model number: 100900-BLK, 100901-BLK
  • AeroGarden Bounty Elite Model number: 100905-BSS, 100905-PRE,100905-PPL, 100910-BSS, 100910-PRE, 100910-PPL

How to Reset AeroGarden – Bounty Wi-Fi and Bounty Elite Wi-Fi

This will help you reset the AeroGarden, so you can set up a new garden and plants on the Bounty models. 

  • Press ‘Quick Plant’ on the control panel
  • Set your time and press ‘Settings Correct’
  • Select the plants you’re growing, so the lights will optimize for those plants
  • Press ‘Next’ to get to the On and Off times for the Light Cycle
  • Set your On and Off times and press ‘Next’
  • Follow the instructions for the next steps to water, insert seed pods, and add liquid plant food

These steps are the easiest way to reset the settings and timers for a new garden. 

If you want to do a factory reset on the AeroGarden Bounty and Bounty Elite, follow these steps to return to the original, default factory settings: 

  • Press ‘More Options’ on the control panel
  • Press ‘Reset Defaults’ and confirm the reset

That’s all there is to it!

If you want to perform specific resets for the plant food timer and light timers, those are simple processes too. 

How to Reset Plant Food Timer – Bounty Wi-Fi and Bounty Elite Wi-Fi

To reset the customize and reset the reminders to add nutrients every 14 days, you can do that with these steps.

There’s usually no need to do this normally as most AeroGarden seed pods are meant to need nutrients every 14 days. But if you’re growing your own plants and have different nutrient requirements, you can customize with these steps. 

  • Press ‘More Options’ on the control panel
  • Press ‘Nutrients’ and set the times to confirm when you want the reminders

How to Reset Light – Bounty Wi-Fi and Bounty Elite Wi-Fi

  • Press ‘More Options’ on the control panel
  • Press ‘Light’ 
  • Change the times you want the Grow Lights to turn on and off, and the hours that the lights are on every day

Source for Bounty and Bounty Elite instructions. 

Learn more about the various AeroGarden Bounty models.

AeroGarden 2019 Bounty Basic Model

These instructions are for the AeroGarden 2019 Bounty Basic models that do not have the one large touch screen control panel. There are a number of buttons and a display screen. 

These are reset instructions for these specific Bounty models.

  • AeroGarden Bounty Basic Model number: 100911-BLK 

How to Reset AeroGarden – 2019 Bounty Basic

These instructions will reset the 2019 AeroGarden Bounty models and let you set up a new garden and plants.

  • Press ‘Quick Plant’ on the control panel
  • Set your time using the arrows and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm 
  • Select the garden type and plants that you are growing using the arrows and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm
  • It will let you know about the light on times and you can adjust the times when the lights are on and off
  • Then follow the rest of the steps with adding water, grow pods, and plant food

If you want a quicker way to reset the garden, the Bounty Basic will reset all the timers if you unplug and plug it back in. 

How to Reset Days Planted – 2019 Bounty Basic

  • Press ‘OK Menu’ on the control panel for the customization settings
  • Scroll to ‘Number of Days Planted’ and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm 
  • Set the number using the arrows and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm 

How to Reset Plant Food Timer – 2019 Bounty Basic

  • Press ‘OK Menu’ on the control panel for the customization settings
  • Scroll to ‘Plant Food Cycle’ and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm 
  • Set the times using the arrows and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm 

How to Reset Light – 2019 Bounty Basic

  • Press ‘OK Menu’ on the control panel for the customization settings
  • Scroll to ‘Light’ and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm 
  • Set the times using the arrows and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm 

Source for Bounty Basic models.

AeroGarden 2019 Bounty and Bounty Elite Models

These are the steps for the AeroGarden 2019 Bounty and Bounty Elite models. It has multiple buttons and will vary depending on the features they have like Vacation Mode and Wi-Fi.

These are reset instructions for these specific Bounty models.

  • AeroGarden Bounty Model number: 100912-BLK / WHT / STB
  • AeroGarden Bounty Elite Model number: 100913-BSS / PPL / PRE

How to Reset AeroGarden – 2019 Bounty and Bounty Elite Models

These instructions will reset the 2019 AeroGarden Bounty and Bounty Elite models, and let you set up a new garden and plants.

  • Press ‘Quick Plant’ on the left side of the base
  • Press ‘Start’ on the touchscreen display
  • Set the garden’s clock time by brushing your finger up or down on the screen, and press ‘Next’ to confirm
  • Select the garden and plant type you are growing and press ‘Next’ to confirm
  • Select the Light On and Off times by brushing your finger up or down on the screen, and press ‘Next’ to confirm
  • Follow the instructions to add water, the pre-seeded grow pods, and liquid plant food

That’s it! 

How to Reset Plant Food Timer – 2019 Bounty and Bounty Elite Models

  • Press ‘Menu’ on the left side of the base for settings 
  • Select ‘Plant Food’ to customize the Plant Food cycle times

How to Reset Light – 2019 Bounty and Bounty Elite Models

  • Press ‘Menu’ on the left side of the base for settings 
  • Select ‘Light’ to customize your Light On and Off times

Source for 2019 Bounty and Bounty Elite Models.

AeroGarden Farm 12 and Farm 24 Models

The AeroGarden Farm models are the largest gardens that AeroGarden makes for those who are feeding more people at home or in their restaurant.

The touch screen control panel on the Farm gardens make it easy to reset and start new seed pods. The settings are similar for the Farm 12 and 24 models, except the Farm 24 settings will need you to select the Left or Right side garden first, so it knows which settings to adjust. 

These steps are for these specific Farm models.

  • AeroGarden Farm 12 Model number: 100022 – BLK / WHT
  • AeroGarden Farm 12XL Model number: 100023 – BLK / WHT
  • AeroGarden Farm 24Basic Model number: 100024 – BLK / WHT
  • AeroGarden Farm 24Plus Model number: 100025 – BLK / WHT
  • AeroGarden Farm 24XL Model number: 100026 – BLK / WHT

How to Reset AeroGarden – Farm 12 and Farm 24

Follow these steps to reset the AeroGarden Farm and set up a new garden and plants.

  • For Farm 24 models: Press the ‘Left’ or ‘Right’ buttons depending on which side you want to reset
  • Press ‘Quick Plant’ on the control panel
  • Set your time and press ‘Settings Correct’
  • Select the plant type you want to grow, so the lights will optimize for those plants and press ‘Next’
  • Set your On and Off times for the Light Cycle and press ‘Next’
  • Follow the next steps to water, insert seed pods, and add liquid plant food

These steps are the easiest way to reset the settings and timers for a new garden. 

If you want to reset back to factory default settings on the AeroGarden Farm 12 and Farm 24 models, follow these steps: 

  • Press ‘More Options’ on the control panel
  • Select ‘Reset Defaults’ to perform the reset

How to Reset Plant Food Timer – Farm 12 and Farm 24

To reset the customize and reset the reminders to add nutrients every 14 days, you can do that with these steps.

There’s usually no need to do this normally as most AeroGarden seed pods are meant to need nutrients every 14 days. But if you’re growing your own plants and have different nutrient requirements, you can customize with these steps. 

  • For Farm 24 models: Press the ‘Left’ or ‘Right’ buttons depending on which side you want to reset the plant food timer for
  • Press ‘More Options’ on the control panel
  • Press ‘Nutrients’ and set the times for Plant Food reminder alerts

How to Reset Light – Farm 12 and Farm 24

  • For Farm 24 models: Press the ‘Left’ or ‘Right’ buttons depending on which side you want to reset the light timer for
  • Press ‘More Options’ on the control panel
  • Press ‘Light’ 
  • Change the start and end times for when the Grow Lights turn on and off

Source for Farm 12 model instructions. Source for Farm 24 model instructions. 

Learn more about the various AeroGarden Farm models.

AeroGarden Harvest Wi-Fi and Harvest Elite Wi-Fi Models

Here are the instructions to reset various settings on the Harvest Wi-Fi and Harvest Elite Wi-Fi models. These are the specific model numbers: 

  • AeroGarden Harvest Wi-Fi Model number: 100661-BLK
  • AeroGarden Harvest Elite Wi-Fi Model number: 100670-BLK/PBU/PCP/PCP/PEG/PRE/BSS

How to Reset AeroGarden – Harvest Wi-Fi and Harvest Elite Wi-Fi

These steps will help you reset the garden when you are starting new seed pods. 

  • Press the ‘OK Menu’ button to access the menu of settings
  • Scroll to ‘Start a Garden’ using the arrows and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm
  • Set the clock time and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm
  • Select the plants you’re growing, so the lights will optimize for those plants, and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm

The Harvest garden’s lights will now turn on at the same time now each day. If you want to change the time that the lights turn on, follow the instructions below. 

How to Reset Plant Food Timer – Harvest Wi-Fi and Harvest Elite Wi-Fi

Unfortunately, there’s not a way to only reset the plant food timer alert. It’s tied to the start of the garden whenever you set new seed pods. 

That’s okay though, because you shouldn’t need to customize the 2-week plant food feeding times unless you’re growing something that’s different from the AeroGarden seed pods. 

if you want to hack the timer, you can reset the ‘Add Nutrients’ timer by allowing the alert to light up. Then wait until it’s the time you want, and press ‘OK Menu’ to turn off the alert light and set the timer. The alert will go light up again in 2 weeks from that point. 

How to Reset Light – Harvest Wi-Fi and Harvest Elite Wi-Fi

  • Press the ‘OK Menu’ button to access the menu of settings
  • Scroll to ‘Set Lights ON Time’ and press the ‘OK Menu’ button to confirm
  • Set the time for the grow lights to come on each day and press ‘OK Menu’ to confirm

Source for Harvest Wi-Fi and Harvest Elite Wi-Fi models.

Learn more about the AeroGarden Harvest models.

AeroGarden Harvest Touch Model

These steps are the instructions for the Harvest Touch model number 100650-BSS.

How to Reset AeroGarden – Harvest Touch

Any time you are planting new seed pods, you’ll want to reset the garden. Here’s how to reset the Harvest Touch with the touchscreen display.

  • Press ‘Quick Plant’ on the control panel display
  • Set the clock time and press ‘Settings Correct’ to confirm
  • Select the type of plants you’re planting
  • Press ‘Next’ to get to the Light On and Off times for the Light Cycle
  • Set your Light On and Off times and press ‘Next’
  • Follow the rest of the instructions to water, add grow pods, and add liquid plant food

For a factory reset back to factory default settings on the AeroGarden Harvest Touch, follow these steps: 

  • Press ‘More Options’ on the control panel
  • Press ‘Reset Defaults’ and confirm you want to perform a reset

How to Reset Plant Food Timer – Harvest Touch

  • Press ‘More Options’ on the control panel
  • Press ‘Nutrients’ and set the alert reminder times

How to Reset Light – Harvest Touch

  • Press ‘More Options’ on the control panel
  • Press ‘Light’ and adjust the times for when you want the lights to come on and off

Source for the AeroGarden Harvest Touch models.

AeroGarden 2018 Harvest, Harvest 360, Harvest Slim Models

These are steps for these 2018 Harvest models.

  • AeroGarden Harvest Model number: 100690-BLK / GRY / WHT / RED
  • AeroGarden Harvest 360 Model number: 100692-BLK / WHT / RED
  • AeroGarden Harvest Slim Model number: 100694-BLK / WHT / SGE

How to Reset AeroGarden – 2018 Harvest , Harvest 360, Harvest Slim

Follow these steps to setup your AeroGarden 2018 Harvest models as a new garden and plants. 

  • Press and Hold the ‘Leaf’ icon button on the base for 5 seconds
  • The ‘Leaf’ icon will flash 3 times to confirm the garden was reset
  • All the reminders and settings are now reset

The lights will now turn on every day at this time.

How to Reset Plant Food Timer – 2018 Harvest , Harvest 360, Harvest Slim

Unfortunately there isn’t really any way to reset the alert time for when the plants need their plant food. Once the garden has been set up for two weeks, the alert light will turn RED each time after that.

One solution is to reset the garden with the instructions above a certain time and day. You’ll receive reminders every 2 weeks from that time. 

Resetting the garden also resets when the lights turn on, so be sure to reset the lights if you want a different time for the lights. 

How to Reset Light – 2018 Harvest , Harvest 360, Harvest Slim

  • Press and hold the Lights On/Off button for 3 seconds
  • Release the Lights On/Off button when it blinks
  • The LED lights will turn ON and OFF once to confirm that a new light time was set

Source for 2018 Harvest, Harvest 360, Harvest Slim models.

AeroGarden 2018 Harvest Elite, Harvest Elite 360, Harvest Elite Slim Models

These are instructions for these specific 2018 Harvest Elite models.

  • AeroGarden Harvest Elite Model numbers: 100691-PPL / BSS / PCP / PSG
  • AeroGarden Harvest Elite 360 Model numbers: 100693-PPL / BSS / PCP / PRE
  • AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim Model numbers: 100695-PPL / BSS / PCP

How to Reset AeroGarden – 2018 Harvest Elite, Harvest Elite 360, Harvest Elite Slim

Follow these steps to setup your AeroGarden 2018 Harvest Elite models as a new garden and plants. 

  • Press the ‘Leaf’ icon button on the control base to go to the Menu of options
  • Scroll to ‘Start a New Garden’ using the arrows and press the ‘Leaf’ button to confirm
  • Set the clock time and press the ‘Leaf’ button to confirm
  • Select the plants you’re growing, so the lights will optimize for those plants, and press the ‘Leaf’ button to confirm

The lights will now turn on every day at this time.

How to Reset Plant Food Timer – 2018 Harvest Elite, Harvest Elite 360, Harvest Elite Slim

There’s unfortunately no real way to reset the plant food timer for alerts that activate every 2 weeks. The alert light will turn on every 2 weeks from when the garden is created. 

One solution is to reset the garden to a new garden at the time and day that you want to be reminded every 2 weeks to feed liquid plant food.

That will also reset the time when the lights turn on each day, but you can adjust that in the next steps. 

How to Reset Light – 2018 Harvest Elite, Harvest Elite 360, Harvest Elite Slim

  • Press the ‘Leaf’ icon button on the control base to go to the Menu of options
  • Scroll to ‘Set Lights ON Time’ and press the ‘Leaf’ button to confirm
  • Set the time you want the grow lights to turn on each day and press the ‘Leaf’ button to confirm

Source for 2018 Harvest Elite , Harvest Elite 360, Harvest Elite Slim models.

AeroGarden Sprout 2020 Models

The AeroGarden Sprout 2020 models are the newer design models that were made in 2020 and after. 

For the AeroGarden Sprout Model numbers: 100306-BLK/WHT/RED/BLU/CGY

How to Reset AeroGarden – Sprout 2020

To hard reset your AeroGarden’s settings and timers for when you have a new garden of crops to grow, follow these easy steps. 

  • Make sure your ‘Add Plant Food’ alert is Off
  • Press and hold the ‘Light On/Off’ button for about 10 seconds
  • The ‘Add Plant Food’ light will blink 3 times when the AeroGarden is reset

All the previous settings and timers will now have been reset like it was new

How to Reset Plant Food Timer – Sprout 2020

The ‘Add Plant Food’ light will turn on every 14 days to remind you to add the liquid nutrients and plant food. 

  • Lightly touch and hold the ‘Light On/Off’ button at the top of your LED light for a couple of seconds
  • The alert light should turn off and reset the Plant Food Timer

How to Reset Light Timer – Sprout 2020

The time when the AeroGarden lights turn on each day will be set to the first time that you plug in your Sprout and the Grow Lights turn on. The lights will turn on automatically at the same time every day and turn off 15 hours later. 

To change the time that you want the lights to come on, follow these steps

  • Press and hold the ‘Light On/Off’ button for 5 seconds
  • Release when the ‘Add Plant Food’ alert light blinks once
  • The Grow Light will turn on now at this time each day

Source for Sprout 2020 models.

Learn more about the AeroGarden Sprout models.

AeroGarden Sprout LED Models

The AeroGarden Sprout LED models are usually the ones that are made 2019 and earlier. 

For the AeroGarden Sprout LED Model numbers: 100304-BLK/WHT/RED 

How to Reset AeroGarden – Sprout LED

To reset the AeroGarden Sprout LED timers and settings, follow these simple steps. 

  • Press and hold the ‘Light’ button for 10 seconds
  • The Grow Light will turn Off and then On again let you know that it’s been reset. 

The light and nutrient timers will start from this point forward.

How to Reset Plant Food timer – Sprout LED

  • Press and hold the ‘Light’ button for 2 seconds
  • The blinking reminder light should turn off and the nutrient timer is now reset

How to Reset Light Timer – Sprout LED

If you want to personalize the light timer for when the AeroGarden lights turn on and off for their “16 hours on and 8 hours off” light cycles, follow these very simple steps: 

  • Wait for the time that you want the AeroGarden lights to turn on
  • Unplug the power cord
  • Plug in the power cord

That’s it! The garden’s Grow Light will turn on for 16 hours from when you plugged in the garden. 

Source for Sprout LED models. 

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