For anyone who gets attached to having fresh herbs at the ready during spring and summer, fall can take the wind out of your sails as all that mint, basil and thyme begin to shrivel. Outfit your home with an indoor smart garden and you'll be dicing, tearing and muddling the good stuff all year. And if you're looking for a solid smart garden deal, CNET has secured an exclusive promo code to scorefor just $100 (normally $165). Plunk in code CNETHARVEST at checkout from now through the end of Wednesday, Sept. 28, and it'll knock a full $30 off the already discounted price.
If you're wondering how wellwork, we've tested several and most of the leading models -- , -- perform as advertised. Just pop the seed pods into the base and built-in LED grow lights and water reservoir will take care of the rest. There's an app to monitor and adjust the light schedule and remind you when more water is needed. Pretty smart stuff.
The Harvest Slim has space for six seed pods so you can grow six different herbs at once or double up and grow more of your three favorites. You can also grow lettuce, someand , but I've found that the juice isn't quite worth the squeeze since the overall yield isn't much.
And if you're wondering how good of a deal this is, the same model is selling for. In my experience, you're not likely to find a six-pod garden for under $100 unless it's on sale like this one is today.