SOURCE: AeroGrow International, Inc.

February 14, 2007 09:15 ET

AeroGrow Orders New Tools and Machinery to Expand Manufacturing Capacity

Seed Kit Manufacturing Capacity Expanded 100% to 5,000 Seed Kits per Day

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- AeroGrow International, Inc. (OTCBB: AGWI) ("AeroGrow"), makers of the AeroGarden™ kitchen garden appliance, announced today that it has authorized its new manufacturer, Main Power Factories, Ltd., to build an additional set of tooling and manufacturing equipment that will expand their production capacity to 100,000 AeroGardens per month by March 31, 2007. First pilot production was completed at Main Power in November, 2006.

AeroGrow's initial manufacturer, MKD Industries, located in Shenzhen, China, has also increased its production capacity from 15,000 to 23,000 AeroGardens per month by enhancing its machining and molding processes.

"Our sales during the holiday season exceeded our projections and resulted in AeroGrow carrying open orders for more than 16,000 gardens into the new year, initiating our need for more manufacturing capacity," said Michael Bissonnette, founder and CEO of AeroGrow. "We have 14 container-loads of AeroGardens in transit right now to satisfy our current needs and get ahead of the demand curve."

AeroGrow has also recently increased its seed kit production capacity by 100%, to 5,000 kits per day, at its Longmont, Colorado manufacturing facility. The AeroGarden's "Plug & Grow" seed kits are important sources of recurring revenue and are a key component to the consumer's ease-of-use and product experience.

AeroGrow achieved these production increases by outsourcing key processes, adding a second dedicated production line, increasing automation, and moving to a larger facility. At the same time, AeroGrow has reduced its per-unit seed kit manufacturing costs through the institution of more efficient manufacturing methodologies.

About AeroGrow International, Inc.

Founded in 2002 in Boulder, Colorado, AeroGrow International, Inc. is dedicated to the research, development and marketing of the AeroGarden™, the world's first kitchen garden appliance. The AeroGarden features NASA-proven, dirt-free aeroponic technology, allowing anyone to grow farmer's market fresh herbs, salad greens, tomatoes, chili peppers, strawberries and more, indoors, year-round, so simply and easily that no green thumb is required. See


"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements by Michael Bissonnette, statements regarding growth of the AeroGarden product line, optimism related to the business, expanding sales and other statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business. Words such as expects, anticipates, intends, plans, believes, sees, estimates and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results could vary materially from the description contained herein due to many factors including continued market acceptance of the Company's products or the need to raise additional capital. In addition, actual results could vary materially based on changes or slower growth in the kitchen garden appliance market; the potential inability to realize expected benefits and synergies; domestic and international business and economic conditions; changes in customer demand or ordering patterns; changes in the competitive environment including pricing pressures or technological changes; technological advances; shortages of manufacturing capacity; future production variables impacting excess inventory and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings under "risk factors" and elsewhere. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

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