If you live in a home or an apartment with little or no outside space you may have given up on the idea of a garden that will provide you with fresh produce. Don’t be disheartened though. There are a great number of indoor garden kits available to purchase. They come in varying designs and dimensions, so there is almost certainly going to be one that is right for the space you have available.
Read on for a mini review of 8 of the best indoor garden kits available on the market today. They provide a variety of options to choose from. Enjoy!
1. Modern Sprout Sprouting Jar
This small indoor garden kit is a great option if you are very limited with space. A sprouting jar takes up a minimum amount of room and is ideal for growing a variety of plants such as parsley, mint, cilantro or basil. No need to ever be without a fresh supply of culinary herbs again.
Instead of using soil, the Modern Sprout jars grow your plants in water; all you need to do is keep the water topped up. A custom planter hanger is available if you want to keep the windowsill or shelves clear.
2. X XBEN Wall Hanging Planter Pockets
Another great choice if you are really short of space. Each unit consists of 7 large and deep, felt pockets, with a waterproof leather backing to protect the wall it is hung on. The larger pocket size allows you to plant not only small herbs but bigger plants such as vegetables or strawberries. With easy to hang metal eyelets, you can use multiple units to create a vertical garden wall.
3. Back to the Roots Aquaponic Water Garden
This is really a home ecosystem. You have a productive garden and a pet fish. It is a small aquaponic rig with a fish tank and a growing unit sat on top. Everything you need is included except the fish, which you can choose using the supplied coupon.
You will be able to grow a variety of herbs, microgreens and small vegetables. The plants are fertilized by the fish waste and the water in the tank is kept clean by the plants, so it is very low maintenance.
4. GrowLED Indoor Kitchen Garden
This indoor garden has a sleek but simple, window shaped design which makes it suitable for a wide range of décor. It incorporates full spectrum LED lights, which are on a timer, and it comes with 4 planter boxes. The lights are at a fixed height, so it is most suited to growing herbs and smaller leafy vegetables. It does not require sunlight because of the LED lighting and may be suitable to use on a shelf.
5. AeroGarden Harvest Growing System
This is a mini hydroponic growing system that is suitable for a counter top. There are six growing pods and the plants are grown in water instead of soil. The LED grow lights are set for optimum photosynthesis and mounted on an adjustable arm, so plants up to 12 inches tall can be grown. You can change the lighting timer to suit the crop that is being grown. The simple control panel indicates when to water and feed the plants.
6. Mindful Design Indoor Herb Garden
Once it is set up this system needs little management. The plants are cultivated in two containers with a growing medium of vermiculite and the garden operates on a hydroponic principle. You only need to add water to the reservoir, when the indicator shows a low water level. The multi spectrum LED grow lights are controlled by a timer and can be adjusted for height; this allows taller plants to be grown.
7. Gardman Mini Greenhouse With 4 Tier Shelving
With no built-in artificial lighting this miniature greenhouse does need some natural sunlight, for healthy plant growth. It is probably most suited for a deck or balcony but can be used indoors, in a room with lots of windows.
The unit consists of a strong tubular steel frame with 4 mesh racks and a transparent polyethylene cover. If it is used indoors the cover may not be required. Wherever it is used, this small greenhouse does allow you to grow a large number of plants in a small space.
8. Vegebox Indoor Hydroponic Grow Kit
This indoor hydroponic growing setup from Vegebox is a chic solution to your lack of green space. It is contained within an attractive easy to clean unit and there is provision to grow up to 12 plants in the planting baskets. The built in LED lights can be angled to accommodate larger plants and have been tuned to a specific light spectrum for rapid plant growth. Very little maintenance is required, and with the lights on a timer, you can mimic the natural pattern of the sun.
As you can see small spaces do not restrict your ability to grow fresh fruit and vegetables. With any one of these indoor food garden kits you can successfully produce a bountiful harvest throughout the year.
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