Can we all agree on something? Food just tastes better when you grow it yourself. But maybe your backyard isn’t big enough for a proper garden. Or perhaps you just can’t stand some of the back-breaking chores needed to keep fruits, vegetables and herbs growing successfully. That’s where an indoor garden kit can help. Inside the comfort of your own home or apartment, smaller gardens can actually thrive with little or no effort from you. Here are three indoor garden kits to help you get started.
If you don’t have a green thumb, this might be your best introduction into indoor gardening. With AeroGarden, the guesswork on where to plant and how often to feed and water your garden is eliminated. An LED light grows your plants up to five times faster than a regular soil plant. And an easy-to-read control panel tells you when to add some plant food. This particular model includes an herb seed kit with six pods and a 3-ounce bottle of plant food – enough for a full season of growth.
Everything I need to know about bonsai trees, I learned from the Karate Kid movies in the 1980s. Well, turns out I didn’t learn nearly enough from Mr. Miyagi and Daniel-San, so I recommend this kit instead. Just read the easy-to-follow instructions and you’ll soon have four trees in the works – Jacaranda Mimosifolia, Pinus Aristata, Ficus Religiosa, and Picea Mariana. They’re the easiest trees to grow, so this kit is perfect for beginning gardeners. No other tools are needed.
If you’re thinking, gee, can’t you recommend a sustainable, eco-friendly product made on a family-owned farm somewhere in Oregon? Yes, we can. Here’s an indoor garden kit from Spade to Fork – a family-owned farm in rural Oregon. Their kit is 100 percent certified USDA organic, so not only are the seeds organic but the included soil and pots are as well. Just follow the instructions and soon you’ll have Italian large leaf basil, coriander cilantro, Peione parsley, broad leaf sage and thyme plants coming along.
Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.