Indoor Herb Growers That Don’t Need to Be Next to a Window

For too long, gardening only for people with yards or lots of natural light. No longer!

Indoor herbs
Grow delicious herbs in the comfort of your own home.Pixabay

A whole new crop of LED-based growing systems have sprouted up, allowing anyone to cultivate herbs, greens and even certain vegetables right on your countertop.

AeroGarden Bounty Indoor Hydroponic Herb Garden, Black
This planter can connect to Wi-Fi and be controlled with an Alexa device.AeroGarden

Indoor gardens today have special timers to turn the LED lights on and off, to simulate the light of a long summer’s day. Some use soil; others use a hydroponic system, in which the plant’s roots dip right into water which has nutrients dissolved into it.

AeroGarden Black Harvest
The front panel alerts you when to add water and plant food.AeroGarden

Indoor LED systems aren’t good for huge crops, but they’re excellent for plants like herbs and greens, which grow very quickly. They can also save you money—no more buying huge bundles of herbs, only to use a small amount and watch the rest wilt.

Hydroponics Growing System, Support Indoor Grow, 2020, herb Grower, Grow Smart for Plant, Built Your Indoor Garden
This soilless garden’s LEDs can tilt up to 135°, allowing your greens to grow in any direction while still providing them the nutrients they need.VegeBox

Herbs can be tricky to grow if you don’t have the right atmosphere for them. They need a ton of light. Far too many of us have tried to put a cute little pot with some basil, some parsley, or some oregano next to what we considered a sunny window, only to find the plants struggling or dying. LED systems solve that problem by simply providing their own light.

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