Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden lights up the indoor garden

The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden uses plant cartridges to grow fresh herbs. The addition of an LED makes the gadget suitable for use regardless of available light.

The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden brings the garden inside the house.
The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden brings the garden inside the house. Click & Grow

There is no denying that fresh herbs and spices make a difference while cooking. There is, however, always the lingering possibility that they do not get used in time; freshly cut herbs don't last long. Of course, the optimal solution is to have them fresh, alive, and always at the ready.

Having a stock of growing herbs doesn't have to mean digging around in the garden. In fact, it doesn't have to even mean having a garden to dig around in (at least in the traditional sense). The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden moves the outdoors indoors.

The countertop appliance plugs into a standard electrical outlet and does all the monitoring and work necessary to grow an continually growing indoor garden to harvest. Using a water reservoir, plant cartridges (which contain seeds and nutrients), and an integrated light source, the device is designed to create fresh edibles (flowers available, too) with a minimum of hassle.

Currently a Kickstarter project, the Smart Herb Garden is an upgrade from Click & Grow's currently available model. The addition of an LED allows for the unit to be used in any room in the house. Designed to be set up and then basically left alone, the self-monitoring garden supplies year-round fresh herbs, no matter the color of your thumb.

About the author

    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.

     

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