Smart Herb Garden

Looking to automate some indoor herbs for your kitchen? Monitor and manage your counter top crop from your iOS or Android phone

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October 5, 2018

Use these WiFi enabled hydroponic gardens to grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more in a smart countertop garden.

  • Get automated reminders and alerts when the system needs water or maintenance
  • LED lights provide for optimal growth
  • Many companies sell seed pods so the system is no mess

Top Rated

AeroGarden Harvest Elite WiFi

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Highlights

  • Grow up to 6 plants in soil less pods
  • Most plants germinate within 7-14 days, are ready for harvesting in 4-6 weeks
  • Non-GMO Seeds

Overview

All of these systems are designed for ease of use. Bringing fresh and pesticide free herbs and plants into your home takes just a small bit of space on your counter top and then:

  • Adding seed pods to system
  • Plugging in and connecting to your home Wifi network
  • Filling growing reservoir up with water (typically need to add water once a month from then on)

That's it. The device will then set an automated lighting and control schedule to grow your plant and you should have a fresh set of herbs for your next dish in a few weeks. If you have children it can also be a fun experiment watching the seeds sprout and grow over time.

Watch the video below to get a better idea of the system.

Products

What are the best products that will allow you to grow fresh herbs and plants in your own kitchen?

AeroGarden Bounty Wifi

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Highlights

  • Control features like turning lights on and off from your smart device
  • Grow up to 6 plants

AeroGarden Farm

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Highlights

  • Grow up to 24 plants at once
  • Receive reminders to add water and nutrients
  • Includes soil free seed pods

AeroGarden Harvest Elite WiFi

AeroGarden Harvest Elite WiFi Image

Highlights

  • Grow up to 6 plants in soil less pods
  • Most plants germinate within 7-14 days, are ready for harvesting in 4-6 weeks
  • Non-GMO Seeds

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3

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Reviews

    Apps

    Download1.7

    Merchant

    $99.95 - Direct

    Online Pricing

    $99.95 - Amazon See It

    Click & Grow Smart Garden 9

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    Highlights


    Reviews


      Merchant

      $199.95 - Direct

      Online Pricing

      $199.95 - Amazon See It

      Additional Models

      • Ava (pre-order)

      User Results & Plant Recommendations

      Here are a few pictures from real users of these automated counter top herb and flower gardens and which plants seem to have a high success rate.

      Aerogarden Tomato

      Aerogarden tomatoes

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      Aerograden Chilli

      Aerogarden Chilli Pepper

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      Click and Grow Basil

      Click and Grow Basil

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      Aerogarden Kale and Lettuce

      Aerogarden Kale and Lettuce

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      Plant type and growing tips

      Plant and herb notes:

      • Cilantro
        - takes up a lot of water and can hurt other plants in containers chance of growing
      • Dill & Basil
        - "grows crazy"
        - "My basils take over the whole operation every time and pretty much stunt all the other herbs.."
        - "My first garden was a three pod with dill, basil, and parsley. I had so much dill I gave away bags of it. It grows insanely."
      • Cherry Tomatoes
        - Tip "Trim regularity and don’t let the plant get too tall"

      General Care

      • Helpful to trim roots of plants if they get too long
      • Herbs and lettuce like cold water where Peppers and Tomatoes like room to a tad warmer water for best results.
      • "I would suggest cleaning it with vinegar and alcohol, then running it with distilled water a couple times before planting."

      Note: Both Aerogarden and Click and Grow have good guarantees on their seed pod products so that if they don't grow you can receive a refund.