This Smart Indoor Garden Kit Is The Perfect Gift For The Novice Gardener—And It's $200 Off

Novice gardeners and city dwellers will love this productive indoor herb garden.

December 18, 2017
The AeroGarden Indoor herb garden kit
Photograph courtesy of Amazon

An indoor herb garden can save you cash at the store and turn you into a wizard in the kitchen. That’s because adding herbs to your regular recipes not only amps up the flavor, but boosts the nutrient content of your meals as well. (Here are 4 genius ways to preserve your herbs.)

Still, novice gardeners might be apprehensive about starting an indoor herb garden. After all, herbs can require more work and attention than your typical bombproof houseplant.

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There is, however, the perfect guide out there for novices. And it happens to be Amazon’s Deal of the Day. The AeroGarden Bounty Elite, Platinum is on sale for $168. Usually, it costs $380, and it’s a super easy way to start a flourishing collection of herbs.

The kit includes a full-spectrum LED lighting system that helps the plants maximize photosynthesis, and it uses water rather than soil to further help them grow faster. You can plant nine herbs at a time and the LCD screen provides reminders and updates about their growth cycle. Better still, it's smart enough to tell you when to add water or nutrients and provides on-screen tips. How clever is that? Included with the system are Genovese basil, Thai basil, curly parsley, Italian parsley, thyme, chives, dill, mint, and a nutrient packet.

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Besides being an almost constant source of added flavor and nutrients, the AeroGarden just looks damned nice on the kitchen bench. One of our writers keeps an AeroGarden stocked with herbs year-round in her kitchen and she loves how it looks on her shelf. Add that to the fact that this kit is super easy to use and practically guarantees growth, and you’ve got nothing to lose. The deal ends today.