Nothing on this good earth can match the smell of picking your own home-grown basil and tossing it into your own special red sauce recipe, bubbling on the stove. The pleasure doubles when you do it in the winter and that wonderful basil odor permeates your house. With a home hydroponics system, you can be growing fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano (and cooking with them in home-healthy recipes) year-round, to the delight of your family and friends. Here are three reasons for using hydroponics to produce your own indoor herb garden.
This fully-automated, LED light-equipped model can grow up to six herbs at once. Aero Garden
Because your home is climate-controlled, you don’t have to rely on outdoor temperatures, rainfall, seasons, or sunlight to grow your herbs. You can plant and grow your herbs whenever you like. You can plan your November harvest of sage, thyme, and rosemary for that perfect blend of fresh spices for your Thanksgiving turkey. Your herbs are always in season.
The 24-watt bulbs on this model simulate the sun spectrum. iDOO
Ever wonder what’s really been sprayed on or used as fertilizer for your grocery-bought veggies? Because you’re in charge of whatever goes into or onto your herbs, you can have confidence there are no herbicides, pesticides, or other potentially harmful chemicals being ingested by you or your family.
Small and Portable
This model has a small 12- by 5-inch footprint. Click & Grow
Hydroponics herb gardens can be designed to fit on your countertop, on your windowsill, or otherwise tucked into small spaces.
The control panel on this model tells you when to add water. AeroGarden
It uses a 4-in-1 light technology that blocks out skin-damaging UV. VegeBox