Indoor smart gardens make growing fresh food a hassle-free and rewarding experience, even if you don't have a green thumb.
Indoor smart gardens use technology to make growing your own vegetables and herbs easy, plus the greenery adds a dash of beauty to the inside of any home. They are designed to ensure that the plants never become too thirsty, and they provide just the right amount of indoor grow light to get the best harvest without maintenance.
Indoor gardens are becoming more and more popular, not only because they improve the ambience of any home, but also because they provide fresh produce all year round.
You can purchase additional seed pods from any of the manufacturers for the products we've reviewed, or you can branch out and experiment when you buy your own plants and seeds.
These indoor gardens feature LED indoor plant lights, indoor plant pots, and self-watering mechanisms to ensure outstanding results. They are perfect for growing herbs to use in sauces, soups, or cocktails, and the larger ones will produce a constant stream of fresh vegetables.
By offering great convenience, the indoor smart garden is particular loved by those that lack the outdoor space to plant their own gardens, and those that don't have the time or patience required to maintain outdoor herb and vegetable gardens.
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The Gardyn Home Hydroponic Garden is a vertical indoor hydroponic garden system that can produce up to 30 fresh and healthy vegetables and salad greens, including lettuce varieties, fruits, flowers, and herbs. It is a self-contained indoor vertical garden that can be placed anywhere in your home.
With Gardyn's 100% pesticide-free, organic, and grown from non-GMO seeds, you can enjoy nutritious produce all year long. In just 2 sq. ft. of space, you can harvest 8-10 lbs. of delicious produce a month, which is equivalent to what's produced by a 1,300 sq. ft. outdoor garden.
The Gardyn indoor hydroponic system features Kelby, an app driven "growth assistant" that monitors the automated water and light sensors, and provides easy re-ordering of plants. For those that want to embrace the sustainable future, you'll be investing in a zero-waste system that conserves water and is energy efficient.
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The Bounty Elite Herb Garden is Aero Garden's flagship product that's perfect for a variety of harvests, including herbs, salads, tomatoes, peppers & more. This Wi-Fi enabled and Alexa compatible garden provides control of features that includes a water level indicator and sunrise/sunset auto light dimming.
This countertop garden uses a soil-free Hydroponic growing system that grows up to 9 plants indoor that are up to 24" tall, and the pre-seeded pods are non-GMO. Energy efficient 50 watt LED plant grow lights deliver the perfect spectrum for fast growth & large harvests. Smart garden technology automatically turns lights on & off, and reminds you when to add water and liquid plant food.
Included is a 9-pod Gourmet Herb Seed kit for a full season of growth that includes Genovese Basil (x2), Thai Basil, Curly Parsley, Italian Parsley, Thyme, Chives Dill, and Mint, all nurtured by specially formulated Miracle-Gro liquid plant food.
The Aero Garden Bounty Elite clearly stands out as the best indoor herb garden.
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The Click & Grow Smart Garden 9 is a self-contained indoor garden that is perfect for any indoor space for growing up to 9 different plants. This indoor vegetable garden allows you to grow a range of herbs and vegetables 365-days a year with minimal effort.
The Click & Grow app provides easy assembly instructions, lets you track the progress of your plants' growth, and monitors water levels. Alternating red and white LED lights with an automatic timer along the top bar enhances plant growth.
With an almost fool-proof method for year-round growing, this compact unit works well in even tight kitchen spaces. You can choose from more than 40 Click & Grow plants, or experiment using your own seeds.
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The Aero Garden Harvest Elite is 6-pod garden that allows you to grow fresh herbs & vegetables year-round. It comes in brushed stainless steel, platinum, white, and sage colors, and has a sleek tailored shape that provides a smaller footprint for tight counters.
Included is a gourmet herb seed kit for a full season of growth that contains Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint, nurtured by all natural, chemical free Miracle Gro Plant Food.
The unit features a high-performance, full-spectrum 20-watt LED grow lighting system that is tuned for the specific needs of the plants to maximize photosynthesis for rapid growth and large harvests. This is a soil-free Hydroponic growth system with an indoor plant watering system and lighting for maintenance-free indoor growing system.
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The Click and Grow Smart Garden 3 lets you grow fresh herbs and vegetables indoors using energy-efficient LED grow lights for indoor plants and a self-watering indoor garden system to ensure your plants thrive on there own. You can choose from over 50 pre-seeded plant pods like cilantro, basil, lavender, wild strawberries, thyme, and chili peppers.
It's lightweight and portable design fits into even the smallest spaces, and performance is guaranteed with its patented nano-tech growth medium that's full of nutrients, has proper aeration, and contains the proper pH & moisture.
Overall, the Click and Grow Smart Garden 3 features easy technology and effective plant maintenance and growth, complemented by good design that complements a modern aesthetic.