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AeroGarden Harvest Wi-Fi Classic
During winter’s dark days, this well-lit hydroponic grower can be “a happy presence in your house.” It can nurse six small herbs from seed pods virtually on its own, and its companion app reminds you to add water or fertilizer.
Click & Grow Smart Garden 3
Gardening with the Click & Grow is also “as foolproof as it gets.” Plants grow from seed capsules in a patented, nutrient-rich soil, and the garden requires only 15 minutes of attention a month to grow herbs, flowers, or vegetables.
Modern Sprout Growhouse
This “beautifully designed” glass-and-brass greenhouse looks great mounted on a wall. Its LEDs work on a timer, fading on or off gently, and the hinged front panel makes watering easy. Planters and seeds are sold separately.
A favorite among chefs, this high-tech microgarden adjusts the color and intensity of its light as plants grow. The SproutsIO app even lets you “customize” your produce—if, say, you like sweeter cherry tomatoes.
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
Back to the Roots Mushroom Farm
An inexpensive kit for growing mushrooms can provide “almost instant gratification.” Just mist the kit’s brick of spore-infused soil and “you’ll have your own umami-packed caps in days.” Each kit can sprout more than one batch.